Accession Number:

ADA433304

Title:

Developing Energy-Aware Strategies for the Blackfin Processor

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

NORTHEASTERN UNIV BOSTON MA DEPT OF ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING

Report Date:

2005-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

Energy usage is becoming an increasingly important design constraint for all computer systems. This issue is particularly critical in battery powered, embedded designs. Although many embedded processors have developed sophisticated power management schemes, few have produced an accurate, easy-to-use energy estimation framework. In this presentation we will describe the development of an instruction-level energy modeling framework for the Analog Devices Blackfin family of processors. Using this model, we are able to accurately estimate the energy consumed when running this code. While our main goal is to demonstrate that we can perform accurate energy estimation, we also plan to develop a framework that is fully integrated with compilation in order to produce more energy-efficient binaries. In this abstract we briefly describe our methodology and show data that illustrate some of the difficulties encountered when attempting to statically model energy.

Subject Categories:

  • Non-electrical Energy Conversion
  • Computer Systems
  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE