Low-power embedded processor design using branch direction

Gi Ho Park, Jung Wook Park, Gunok Jung, Shin-Dug Kim

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This paper presents a wordline gating logic for reducing unnecessary BTB accesses. Partial bit of the branch predictor was simultaneously recorded in the middle of BTB to prevent further SRAM operation. Experimental results with embedded applications showed that the proposed mechanism reduces around 38% of BTB power consumption.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3180-3181
Number of pages2
JournalIEICE Transactions on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jan 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics

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