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High-Level Low-Power System Design Optimization


High-level decisions have the most impact on power consumption, but the effect of those decisions cannot be known until the hardware is implemented. This paper walks the reader through an industrial high-level low-power design methodology that enables the designer to consider and quantitatively evaluate a broad range of hardware implementations to find the most power-efficient architecture. Thi... » read more

Achieving Numerical Precision And Design Customization With Flexible Floating-Point IP


Floating-point operations in application-specific hardware have gained in popularity mostly because they are easier to use than fixed-point operations and they are a better match to numerical behavior in software algorithms. Fixed-point operations present design challenges in the definition of input/output ranges and internal precision for each operation. On the other hand, floating-point opera... » read more