A selective DVS technique based on battery residual

Sukwon Choi, Hojung Cha, Rhan Ha

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Conventional research on DVS assumes that the battery, which is the power source of most mobile devices, provides constant power; the battery, however, has unique discharge characteristics due to its chemical properties. Based on the residual characteristics of the battery, this paper presents a practical approach towards a battery-aware DVS mechanism that can easily be applied to conventional operating systems. The proposed policy monitors the battery residual in runtime, classifies the current battery state as one of three - the recovery effect region, the rate capacity region and the alarm region - then applies a suitable DVS algorithm according to each region, which takes advantage of the underlying battery characteristics. Experiments on commercial PDAs (iPAQ5550 and Zaurus SL-860 PDA) running MPEG applications showed that our policy significantly extends the battery lifetime, compared to the conventional DVS method, with only a marginal QoS degradation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-42
Number of pages10
JournalMicroprocessors and Microsystems
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Feb 1

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported in part by the University Research Program of the Ministry of Information and Communication in the Republic of Korea (2004-065) and by the National Research Laboratory program of KOSEF.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Artificial Intelligence


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