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10/31/2006 05:00 AM EST
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re: Configurable processors on the rise, speakers say
stevec123   12/13/2007 12:34:39 AM
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Regarding leakage power. While it is true that configurable processors present a major benefit in reducing overall dynamic power dissipation by running algorithms at lower clock frequencies, the leakage power may also be reduced if the approach taken is one of "right-sizing" the processor. That is, if in the process of specializing the processor architecture to the target algorithm, you also eliminate un-necessary (or rarely used) functionality from the processor, then you may find that the overall gate-count is reduced. As leakage power is directly proportional to area (and therefore gate count), leakage power may also be reduced. - Steve Cox Target Compiler Technologies

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