Tuning of Cache Ways and Voltage for Low-Energy Embedded System Platforms


System-on-a-chip platform manufacturers are increasingly adding configurable features that provide power and performance flexibility, in order to increase a platform's applicability to a variety of embedded computing systems. We illustrate the energy benefits of combining the configurable features of voltage scaling and cache way shutdown in a single platform. We describe methods to assist a designer to tune such a platform to a particular software task and to particular energy optimization criteria.

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Givargis, T., Vahid, F. Tuning of Cache Ways and Voltage for Low-Energy Embedded System Platforms. Design Automation for Embedded Systems 7, 35–51 (2002). https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1019743330805

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  • Adaptive architectures
  • embedded systems
  • low energy
  • low power
  • platform tuning
  • real-time systems
  • system-level exploration
  • system-on-a-chip