Minimizing energy consumption for handheld computers in Moby Dick

Paul J.M. Havinga, Gerardus Johannes Maria Smit

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    We propose a number of techniques to reduce energy consumption for mobile computers. We use extra dedicated low power modules to cut processor cycles of the main CPU, i.e., hardware and software decomposition. These modules are autonomous and can be powered down individually. Furthermore, as networking consumes a large part of a mobile system's battery resources, much effort is put into reducing energy consumption in this part. We use intelligent network interfaces with a power aware network protocol, and a MAC protocol that minimizes the `on-time' of network interfaces to reduce energy. There is a direct link between QoS and energy consumption. Therefore we move power management into the QoS domain.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEUROMICRO 97: 'New Frontiers of Information Technology'
    Subtitle of host publicationproceedings of the 23rd Euromicro Conference
    Place of PublicationLos Alamitos, CA
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)0-8186-8215-9
    Publication statusPublished - Sept 1997
    Event23rd Euromicro Conference 1997: New Frontiers of Information Technology - Budapest, Hungary
    Duration: 1 Sept 19974 Sept 1997
    Conference number: 23


    Conference23rd Euromicro Conference 1997


    • CAES-EEA: Efficient Embedded Architectures
    • IR-19002
    • EWI-1081
    • METIS-119524
    • CAES-PS: Pervasive Systems


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