A Selective Filter-Bank TLB System

Jung Hoon Lee, Gi Ho Park, Sung Bae Park, Shin Dug Kim

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We present a selective filter-bank translation lookaside buffer (TLB) system with low power consumption for embedded processors. The proposed TLB is constructed as multiple banks with a small two-bank buffer, called as a filter-bank buffer, located above its associated bank. Either a filter-bank buffer or a main bank TLB can be selectively accessed based on two bits in the filter-bank buffer. Energy savings are achieved by reducing the number of entries accessed at a time, by using filtering and bank mechanism. The overhead of the proposed TLB turns out to be negligible compared with other hierarchical structures. Simulation results show that the Energy*Delay product can be reduced by about 88% compared with a fully associative TLB, 75% with respect to a filter-TLB, and 51% relative to a banked-filter TLB.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2003
EventProceedings of the 2003 International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design, (ISLPED'03) - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2003 Aug 252003 Aug 27


ConferenceProceedings of the 2003 International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design, (ISLPED'03)
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)


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