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Low-Power Processors and Systems on Chips

1st Edition

Edited by Christian Piguet

CRC Press

392 pages | 250 B/W Illus.

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The power consumption of microprocessors is one of the most important challenges of high-performance chips and portable devices. In chapters drawn from Piguet's recently published Low-Power Electronics Design, this volume addresses the design of low-power microprocessors in deep submicron technologies. It provides a focused reference for specialists involved in systems-on-chips, from low-power microprocessors to DSP cores, reconfigurable processors, memories, ad-hoc networks, and embedded software.

Low-Power Processors and Systems on Chips is organized into three broad sections for convenient access. The first section examines the design of digital signal processors for embedded applications and techniques for reducing dynamic and static power at the electrical and system levels. The second part describes several aspects of low-power systems on chips, including hardware and embedded software aspects, efficient data storage, networks-on-chips, and applications such as routing strategies in wireless RF sensing and actuating devices. The final section discusses embedded software issues, including details on compilers, retargetable compilers, and coverification tools.

Providing detailed examinations contributed by leading experts, Low-Power Processors and Systems on Chips supplies authoritative information on how to maintain high performance while lowering power consumption in modern processors and SoCs. It is a must-read for anyone designing modern computers or embedded systems.

Table of Contents


Techniques for Power and Process Variation Minimization

Low-Power DSP's

Energy-Efficient Reconfigurable Processors

Macgic, a Low-Power, re-configurable DSP

Low-Power Asynchronous Processors

Low-Power Baseband Processors for Communications

Stand-by Power Reduction for SRAM Memories

Low-Power Cache Design

Memory Organization for Low-Energy Embedded Systems


Power-Performance Tradeoffs in Design of SoCs

Low-Power SoC with Power-Aware Operating Systems Generation

Low Power Data Storage and Communication for SoC

Networks on Chips: Energy-Efficient Design of SoC interconnect

Highly Integrated Ultra-Low Power RF Transceivers for Wireless Sensor Networks

Power-Aware On-Demand Routing for Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks

Modeling Computational, Sensing and Actuation Surfaces


Low-Power Software Techniques

Low Power/Energy Compiler Optimizations

Design of Low Power Processor Cores using a Retargetable Tool Flow

Recent Advances in Low-power Design and Functional Co-verification Automation from the earliest system-level design stages

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electronics / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electronics / Circuits / General