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Towards Increased Power Efficiency in Low End Embedded Processors: Can Cache Help?

Qadri, MY and McDonald-Maier, KD (2008) Towards Increased Power Efficiency in Low End Embedded Processors: Can Cache Help? In: 4th UK Embedded Forum, ? - ?, Southampton, UK.

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Abstract

Embedded processors are often characterized by limited resources and are optimized for specific applications. A rising number of battery powered applications has driven a trend towards increased energy efficiency sometimes even traded with performance. Particularly, lower power and low specification embedded processors lack on-chip cache memories. This is mainly in order to avoid the higher energy overhead a cache structure would pose in an embedded processor. This paper proposes energy and throughput models which can be used to analyze energy and time overhead for a particular application due to introduction of a data cache architecture in a previously non-cached system or alternatively can be used in reconfigurable systems for cache overhead analysis. 1

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Published proceedings: _not provided_
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cache Overhead Analysis, cache mathematical models
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, School of
Depositing User: Clare Chatfield
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2015 16:03
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2017 17:59
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/6881

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