Frequency-Scaling Approach for Managing Power Consumption in NOCs

Chun-Lung HSU  Wen-Tso WANG  Ying-Fu HONG  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E88-A   No.12   pp.3580-3583
Publication Date: 2005/12/01
Online ISSN: 
DOI: 10.1093/ietfec/e88-a.12.3580
Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: Special Section LETTER (Special Section on VLSI Design and CAD Algorithms)
frequency-scaling,  low power,  NOC,  FPGA,  

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This work presents a frequency-scaling low-power (FSLP) design methodology for managing power consumption of cores in the tile-based network-on-chip (NOC) architecture. A moving picture experts group (MPEG) core is tested using the field-programmable gate array (FPGA) implementation to verify the feasibility of the proposed method. Measurement results show that about 30% power consumption can be saved in the MPEG core and reveal that the proposed FSLP design method can be suitable for cores in the tile-based NOC applications.