Data Reuse Exploration under Area Constraints for Low Power Reconfigurable Systems

Provided by: University of Pécs
Topic: Hardware
Format: PDF
Contemporary FPGA-based reconfigurable systems have been widely used to implement computation-intensive applications. In these applications data transfer and storage consume a large part of the system energy. Exploiting data reuse can introduce significant power savings, but also introduces extra requirement for on-chip memory. To aid data reuse design exploration, the authors present a optimization approach to achieve a power-optimal design satisfying area constraints in a targeted reconfigurable platform. The data reuse exploration problem is mathematically formulated and shown to be equivalent to a Multiple-Choice Knapsack problem.

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