An ALU cluster intellectual property dedicated for media streaming architecture with homogeneous processor cores

Chia Yi Liou*, Chen Chi Kuo, Her-Ming Chiueh

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Abstract

Recent research shows the stream processing model is suitable for portable media applications. However, previous implementation of stream processors are suffered from their power consumption and cost for chip area. Thus, these designs focus on super computer architecture and scientific computation instead of real-time media applications. This paper proposes an arithmetic logic unit (ALU) cluster Intellectual Property (IP) with Advanced Microcontroller Bus Architecture (AMBA) platform interface, which is utilized as a reconfigurable hardware accelerator for portable media applications. The proposed design is implemented and fabricated using TSMC 0.15um technology with backend Magnetic RAM (MRAM) process integration. The performance evaluation shows this design improves 3.09 times averagely and 4.28 times at most with different combinations of activated clusters in homogeneous cores. The measurement result also reveals double power efficiency for previous designs using traditional architectures. The combination of design methodologies in this work contributes a turnkey solution for developing media applications in modern portable devices.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 15th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems, ICECS 2008
PublisherIEEE
Pages1147-1150
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781424421824
DOIs
StatePublished - 26 Dec 2008
Event15th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems, ICECS 2008 - St. Julian's, Malta
Duration: 31 Aug 20083 Sep 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 15th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems, ICECS 2008

Conference

Conference15th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems, ICECS 2008
CountryMalta
CitySt. Julian's
Period31/08/083/09/08

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