Rapid and Accurate Energy Estimation of Vector Processing in VLIW ASIPs

Provided by: Eindhoven University of Technology
Topic: Hardware
Format: PDF
Many modern applications in important application domains, as communication, image and video processing, multimedia, etc. involve much Data-Level Parallelism (DLP). Therefore, adequate exploitation of DLP is highly relevant. This paper focuses on effective and efficient exploitation of DLP for the synthesis of vector VLIW ASIP processors. The authors propose analytical energy models in order to rapidly estimate the energy consumption of a nested loop executed on a VLIW ASIP with respect to different vector widths. The models perform a rapid and relatively accurate energy consumption estimation through combining the relevant information on the application and implementation technology.

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