Author : T.Subhashini 1
Date of Publication :7th January 2016
Abstract: Power consumption has become a major concern for modern microprocessor designs; it affects the battery life in the mobile segment, and limits the chip frequency in desktops and servers. Minimizing power consumption is a primary consideration in hardware design of portable devices where high performance and functionality is required with limited battery power. With the scaling of technology and the need for high performance and more functionality, power dissipation becomes a major bottleneck for microprocessor systems design. Clock power can be significant in high performance systems. To reduce the wastage of clock power, a gating circuit is implemented to stop the clock where clock is not used by the blocks.Dynamic power can contribute up to 50% of the total power dissipation. The main goal of this work is to implement a prototype programmable Hybrid Embedded Controller Architecture targeted on to the FPGA chip and analyze the power consumption of the registers and memory etc. The whole design is captured using VHDL make use of Xilinx tool.
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