Storage

Stack Frames Placement in Scratch-Pad Memory for Energy Reduction of Multi-task Applications

Date Added: Jul 2010
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Scratch-Pad Memories (SPM) are small on-chip memory devices whose access is much faster and consumes much less energy than off-chip memories. While SPM are usually too small for containing all the code or data of an application, significant energy consumption reductions can be achieved by assigning to them memory objects which are often accessed. The stack is one of the most frequently accessed data memory object, but its dynamic behavior makes it difficult to place into the SPM.