Analytical estimation of transition activity for DSP architectures

@article{Ramprasad1997AnalyticalEO,
  title={Analytical estimation of transition activity for DSP architectures},
  author={Sumant Ramprasad and Naresh R. Shanbhag and Ibrahim N. Hajj},
  journal={Proceedings of 1997 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems. Circuits and Systems in the Information Age ISCAS '97},
  year={1997},
  volume={3},
  pages={1512-1515 vol.3}
}
We present an analytical method to estimate the average number of transitions, T, for a given DSP architecture. First, an exact relation between the transition activity, probability, and autocorrelation for a 1-bit signal is derived. Next, we estimate word-level signal transition activity using word-level signal statistics, the signal generation model, and the signal encoding. Input signal statistics are propagated through the DSP operators in a system and then employed to estimate T… CONTINUE READING

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