A Framework for Energy Efficient Design of Multi-rate Applications Using Hybrid Reconfigurable Systems

  • Sumit Mohanty
  • Viktor K. Prasanna
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3203)


Hybrid reconfigurable systems integrate DSPs and general purpose processors with an FPGA fabric. These systems may support features such as efficient start-up and shut-down, dynamic voltage scaling, and reconfiguration, that are exploited for energy-efficient application design. Duty cycle is the proportion of time during which a system is operated. Multi-rate applications consist of tasks that execute at different rates. Designing an energy-efficient hybrid reconfigurable system with duty cycle specification that implements a multi-rate application using devices with multiple operating states presents several challenges such as modeling, rapid performance estimation, and efficient design space exploration. We present a design framework that addresses these challenges. Using our framework, we illustrate the design of two energy efficient systems: automated target detection and adaptive beamforming.


Duty Cycle Design Space Exploration Target Device Input Frame Dynamic Voltage Scaling 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sumit Mohanty
    • 1
  • Viktor K. Prasanna
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Southern CaliforniaUSA

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