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Low power and Area Efficient Architecture Design for Moderate Rate Digital systems

Sheikh Muhammad , Farhan (2011) Low power and Area Efficient Architecture Design for Moderate Rate Digital systems. PhD thesis, University of Engineering & Technology, Taxila .

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Abstract

Recent advancements in semiconductor technology have sparked a struggle among researchers and manufacturers to best utilize the modern technology trends in designing state of the art digital systems.Devices with small form factors, offering high throughput and low power consumption are very much in demand.These factors have actuated active research in the field of area efficient, low power high speed digital system design.This research is an effort to contribute in this active research area by adding a new dimension to digital design methodology.In addition to this, the research also makes use of established digital design methodologies augmented with the research studies outcome to produce novel designs around few exemplary applications. The prime focus of this study is to explore Trace Scheduling Methodology and extracts novel algorithm-to-hardware mapping features for efficient hardware design. Trace scheduling is a topic under compiler design theory and is efficiently used to design compliers for VLIW machines.The research, inspired by trace scheduling, introduces the concept of efficient hardware design through identification of traces in the algorithm and their mapping for optimal hardware affinity.The research work first investigates this concept on a relatively simpler design such as an FIR filter in order to establish a link between the two technology domains which are compiler theory and digital system design. Later, the devised methodology is applied on applications from machine vision and cryptography to design area efficient, low power, moderate data rate architectures.The research presents novel hardware mapping of Peak Sorter and Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) algorithm for moderately high data rate applications.The designs offer a best area performance tradeoff.The utility of the technique developed in this research can be found in mapping complex algorithms in Very Large Scale Integrated (VLSI) circuits and digital design compilers.

Item Type:Thesis (PhD)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Semiconductor, Systems, Technology, Power, Efficiently, Area, Architecture, Digital, Hardware, Algorithms, Low, Domains, Moderate, Machines, Rate
Subjects:Engineering & Technology (e)
ID Code:7506
Deposited By:Mr. Javed Memon
Deposited On:12 Nov 2012 10:59
Last Modified:12 Nov 2012 10:59

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