FPGAs for improved energy efficiency in processor based systems

P C Kwan, C T Clarke

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Processor based embedded systems often need to apply simple filter functions to input data. In this paper we examine the relative energy efficiency of microprocessor and Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) implementations of these functions. We show that considerable savings can be achieved by adding an FPGA to a microprocessor based systems and propose a strategy to reduce the impact of the excessive leakage energy overhead in low data rate applications.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Computer Systems Architecture
Place of PublicationBerlin
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)0302-9743
Publication statusPublished - 2005

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science

Bibliographical note

Proceedings of the 10th Asia-Pacific Conference, ACSAC 2005, Singapore, October 24-26, 2005
ID number: ISI:000234508800035


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