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  • Exploiting the locality of memory references to reduce the address bus energy 

    Musoll Cinca, Enric; Lang, Tomás; Cortadella, Jordi (Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 1997)
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    Open Access
    The energy consumption at the I/O pins is a significant part of the overall chip consumption. This paper presents a method for encoding an external address bus which lowers its activity and, thus, decreases the energy. ...
  • Extension of the working-zone-encoding method to reduce the energy on the microprocessor data bus 

    Lang, Tomás; Musoll Cinca, Enric; Cortadella, Jordi (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 1998)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    The energy at the I/O pins is a significant part of the overall consumption of a chip. To reduce this energy, this work extends to the data bus the working zone encoding method originally applied to encoding an external ...
  • High-level synthesis techniques for reducing the activity of functional units 

    Musoll Cinca, Enric; Cortadella, Jordi (Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 1995)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    Decisions taken at the earliest steps of the design process may have a significant impact on the characteristics of the final implementation. This paper illustrates how power consumption issues can be tackled during ...
  • Individual flip-flops with gated clocks for low power datapaths 

    Lang, Tomás; Cortadella, Jordi; Musoll Cinca, Enric (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 1997-06)
    Article
    Open Access
    Energy consumption has become one of the important factors in digital systems, because of the requirement to dissipate this energy in high-density circuits and to extend the battery life in portable systems such as devices ...
  • Optimizing CMOS circuits for low power using transistor reordering 

    Musoll Cinca, Enric; Cortadella, Jordi (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 1996)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    This paper addresses the optimization of a circuit for low power using transistor reordering. The optimization algorithm relies on a stochastic model of a static CMOS gate that includes the power internal nodes of the gate. ...
  • Scheduling and resource binding for low power 

    Musoll Cinca, Enric; Cortadella, Jordi (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 1995)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    Decisions taken at the earliest steps of the design process may have a significant impact on the characteristics of the final implementation. This paper illustrates how power consumption issues can be tackled during the ...
  • Working-zone encoding for reducing the energy in microprocessor address buses 

    Musoll Cinca, Enric; Lang, Tomás; Cortadella, Jordi (1998-12)
    Article
    Open Access
    The energy consumption due to input-output pins is a substantial part of the overall chip consumption. To reduce this energy, this work presents the working-zone encoding (WZE) method for encoding an external address bus, ...