Reconfigurable microarchitecture based system-level dynamic power management SoC platform

Cheong Ghil Kim, Dae Young Jeong, Byung Gil Kim, Shin Dug Kim

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Power-aware design is one of the most important areas to be emphasized in multimedia mobile systems, in which data transfers dominate the power consumption. In this paper, we propose a new architecture for motion compensation (MC) of H.264/AVC with power reduction by decreasing the data transfers. For this purpose, a reconfigurable microarchitecture based on data type is proposed for interpolation and it is mapped onto the dedicated motion compensation IP (intellectual property) effectively without sacrificing the performance or the system latency, The original quarter-pel interpolation equation that consists of one or two half-pel interpolations and one averaging operation is designed to have different execution control modes, which result in decreasing memory accesses greatly and maintaining the system efficiency. The simulation result shows that the proposed method could reduce up to 87% of power caused by data transfers over the conventional method in MC module.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEmbedded Software and Systems
Subtitle of host publicationSecond International Conference, ICESS 2005, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)3540308814, 9783540308812
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event2nd International Conference on Embedded Software and Systems, ICESS 2005 - Xi'an, China
Duration: 2005 Dec 162005 Dec 18

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume3820 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other2nd International Conference on Embedded Software and Systems, ICESS 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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