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Power estimation and power measurement of Xilinx Virtex FPGAs: trade-offs and limitations

Becker, J.; Huebner, M.; Ullmann, M.

Abstract: The power consumption of reconfigurable systems has become a fundamental aspect in designing applications. Especially for mobile systems with a limited power supply, it is necessary to identify and optimize the power loss. Moreover, it is essential to evaluate during application development time exact power trade-offs, especially including the consideration of the dynamic reconfiguration phases of corresponding devices, e.g. the Virtex-series from Xilinx. This paper discusses the exact power consumption trade-offs between the measured runtime consumption of a mapped application and the measured reconfiguration-time consumption of different dynamically (partially and completely) reconfigured applications. Moreover, the possibilities and limitations of today's available power estimation tools are discussed and compared to the exact measurements.

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Technik der Informationsverarbeitung (ITIV)
Publikationstyp Proceedingsbeitrag
Jahr 2003
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISBN: 0-7695-2009-X
KITopen ID: 1000014279
Erschienen in Proceedings / 16th Symposium on Integrated Circuits and Systems Design (SBCCI 2003),September 8 - 11, 2003, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Verlag IEEE Computer Society, Los Alamitos (Calif.)
Seiten 283 - 288
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