POET Power Optimization of Embedded systems

Goal

The main objective of the POET project is to develop a new designmethodology and tool suite for power estimation and optimisation in heterogeneous embedded SoC designs. The key innovation of the approach is to enable design space exploration for low power system architectures, algorithm optimisations and system partitioning - from the earliest design steps seamlessly through to RT level (i.e. to the interface with standard industrial synthesis tools). The POET design framework will operate at each level of abstraction, i.e. algorithmic, hardware/software partition, cycle-accurate RT level. POET tools will manage and optimise all major contributors to power dissipation in large SoC designs such as ASICs, cores and processors, memories, communication and I/O interfaces.

The main result of the project developed by OFFIS in co-operation with theUniversity of Oldenburg is an enhancement of the ORINOCO tool suite. New optimization features at the source level and support for low power high-level synthesis will be integrated.

 

Persons
Publications
Micro-Architecture-Level Power Analysis and Optimazion

Nebel, Wolfgang and Schmidt, Eike; Tagungsband; 001 / 2004

Binding, Allocation and Floorplanning in Low Power High-Level Synthesis

Stammermann, Ansgar; Tagungsband ICCAD; 001 / 2003

Interconnect Driven Low Power High-Level Synthesis

Stammermann, Ansgar and Helms, Domenik and Schulte, Milan and Schulz, Arne and Nebel, Wolfgang; Tagungsband PATMOS 2003; 001 / 2003

Memory power optimisation in an application specific algorithm

Sarker, Bodhisatya and Schulte, Milan and Hillers, Mark and Nebel, Wolfgang; Tagungsband; 005 / 2003

An Improved Power Macro-Model for Arithmetic Datapath Components

Domenik Helms, Eike Schmidt, Arne Schulz, Ansgar Stammermann, Wolfgang Nebel; PATMOS; 09 / 2002

Partners
Alcatel SEL
ARM Limited
www.arm.com
Atmel Corporation
www.atmel.com
BullDAST s.r.l.
CEFRIEL Società consortile a Responsabilità Limitata
www.cefriel.it
ChipVision Design Systems AG
Motorola
www.motorola.com
OSC GmbH
Politecnico di Torino
www.polito.it

Duration

Start: 31.08.2001
End: 27.02.2005

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