Design techniques for low-power systems

Paul J.M. Havinga, Gerardus Johannes Maria Smit

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    Portable products are being used increasingly. Because these systems are battery powered, reducing power consumption is vital. In this report we give the properties of low-power design and techniques to exploit them on the architecture of the system. We focus on: minimizing capacitance, avoiding unnecessary and wasteful activity, and reducing voltage and frequency. We review energy reduction techniques in the architecture and design of a hand-held computer and the wireless communication system including error control, system decomposition, communication and MAC protocols, and low-power short range networks.
    Original languageUndefined
    Pages (from-to)1-21
    JournalJournal of systems architecture
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2000


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