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REWIRED - Register Write Inhibition by Resource Dedication

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REWIRED - Register Write Inhibition by Resource Dedication
We propose REWIRED (REgister Write Inhibition by REsource Dedication), a technique for reducing power during high level synthesis (HLS) by selectively inhibiting the storage of function unit (FU) output data into registers. Registers are generally inferred in HLS when data produced in one clock cycle is used in a later cycle. However, when it can be established that the input registers to an FU are not changing values during a certain period, the outputs during this period can be directly read off the FU output pins without needing to store them in registers. When the life-times of such data are short, it may be possible to completely eliminate the register storage operation, thereby reducing power. We present a genetic algorithm formulation and a heuristic for maximizing the number of register stores that can be inhibited in a scheduled data flow graph (DFG) during behavioral synthesis.
Pushkar Tripathi, Rohan Jain, Srikanth Kurra, Pree
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Type Conference
Year 2008
Where ASPDAC
Authors Pushkar Tripathi, Rohan Jain, Srikanth Kurra, Preeti Ranjan Panda
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