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A clocking technique with power savings in virtex-based pipelined designs

Cadenas, Oswaldo and Megson, Graham M. (2002) A clocking technique with power savings in virtex-based pipelined designs. In: Glesner, Manfred and Zipf, Peter and Renovell, Michel, (eds.) Field-Programmable Logic and Applications: Reconfigurable Computing Is Going Mainstream: 12th International Conference, FPL 2002 Montpellier, France, September 2–4, 2002: proceedings. Lecture notes in computer science (2438). Springer-Verlag, Berlin, pp. 117-151. ISBN 9783540441083

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/3-540-46117-5_34


This paper presents the evaluation in power consumption of a clocking technique for pipelined designs. The technique shows a dynamic power consumption saving of around 30% over a conventional global clocking mechanism. The results were obtained from a series of experiments of a systolic circuit implemented in Virtex-II devices. The conversion from a global-clocked pipelined design to the proposed technique is straightforward, preserving the original datapath design. The savings can be used immediately either as a power reduction benefit or to increase the frequency of operation of a design for the same power consumption.

Item Type:Book Section
Research Community:University of Westminster > Electronics and Computer Science, School of
ID Code:5796
Deposited On:03 Feb 2009 12:48
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