sedes PATMOS'97 
Seventh International Workshop Program 
Université Catholique de Louvain 
Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
September 8-10, 1997 

12.3 Energy Complexity & Architecture ",J. Smit, University of Twente, The Netherlands.

A theory about the energy consumption of algorithms realized in CMOS made it possible to calculate the minimal amount of energy dissipated by the execution of an algorithm. It is applied to show the inherent energy efficiency of the mapping of several algorithms on a general purpose Field Programmable Function Array (FPFA), constructed from many identical arithmetic and logic blocks, which are interconnected in a specific pattern through application of a control-word to programmable interconnect points. A comparison between FPGAs and FPFAs is made, through a comparison of the realization of logic through tables, which is characteristic for FPGAs, and dedicated function blocks which are characteristic for FPFAs.

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