Seventh International Workshop Program
ARAMIS A.S.B.L. - UCL-DICE
Université Catholique de Louvain
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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