Content-Centric Energy Management of Mobile Displays

Dongwon Kim, Nohyun Jung, Yohan Chon, Hojung Cha

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Abstract

Despite numerous studies to reduce the power consumption of the display-related components of mobile devices, previous works have led to a deterioration in user experience due to compromised graphic quality. In this paper, we propose an effective scheme to reduce the energy consumption of the display subsystems of mobile devices without compromising user experience. In preliminary experiments, we noticed that mobile devices typically perform redundant display updates even if the display content does not change. Based on this observation, we first propose a metric called the content rate, which is defined as the number of meaningful frame changes in a second. Our scheme then estimates an optimal refresh rate based on the content rate in order to eliminate redundant display updates. Also proposed is the flicker compensation technique, which prevents the flickering problem caused by the reduced refresh rate. Extensive experiments conducted on the latest smartphones demonstrated that our system effectively reduces the overall power consumption of mobile devices by 35 percent while simultaneously maintaining satisfactory display quality.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7277074
Pages (from-to)1925-1938
Number of pages14
JournalIEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing
Volume15
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Aug 1

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Energy management
Display devices
Mobile devices
Electric power utilization
Flickering
Smartphones
Deterioration
Energy utilization
Experiments

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Kim, Dongwon ; Jung, Nohyun ; Chon, Yohan ; Cha, Hojung. / Content-Centric Energy Management of Mobile Displays. In: IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing. 2016 ; Vol. 15, No. 8. pp. 1925-1938.
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