Instruction-level Power Model for Asynchronous Processor, A8051

비동기식 프로세서 A8051의 명령어 레벨 소비 전력 모델

  • 이제훈 (강원대학교 삼척캠퍼스 공학대학 전자정보통신공학부)
  • Received : 2012.04.19
  • Accepted : 2012.06.08
  • Published : 2012.07.28


This paper presents new instruction-level power model for an asynchronous processor, A8051. Even though the proposed model estimates power consumption as instruction level, this model reflects the behavioral features of asynchronous pipeline during the program is executed. Thus, it can effectively enhance the accuracy of power model for an asynchronous embedded processor without significant complexity of power model as well as the increase of simulation time. The proposed power model is based on the implementation of A8051 to reflect the characteristics of power consumption in A8051. The simulation results of the proposed model is compared with that of gate-level synthesized A8051. The proposed power model shows the accuracy of 94% and the simulation time for estimation the power consumption was reduced to 1,600 times.


Asynchronous Processor;Power Model;Power Estimation;System-on-chip


Supported by : 한국연구재단


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