By Topic

Clock-Frequency Assignment for Multiple Clock Domain Systems-on-a-Chip

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$33 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

4 Author(s)
Scott Sirowy ; Department of Computer Science and Engineering ¿ University of California, Riverside, ; Yonghui Wu ; Stefano Lonardi ; Frank Vahid

Modern systems-on-a-chip platforms support multiple clock domains, in which different sub-circuits are driven by different clock signals. Although the frequency of each domain can be customized, the number of unique clock frequencies on a platform is typically limited. We define the clock-frequency assignment problem to be the assignment of frequencies to processing modules, each with an ideal maximum frequency, such that the sum of module processing times is minimized, subject to a limit on the number of unique frequencies. We develop a novel polynomial-time optimal algorithm to solve the problem, based on dynamic programming. We apply the algorithm to the particular context of post-improvement of accelerator-based hardware/software partitioning, and demonstrate 1.5times-4times additional speedups using just three clock domains

Published in:

2007 Design, Automation & Test in Europe Conference & Exhibition

Date of Conference:

16-20 April 2007