Design and Applications of Approximate Circuits by Gate-Level Pruning

  title={Design and Applications of Approximate Circuits by Gate-Level Pruning},
  author={Jeremy Schlachter and Vincent Camus and Krishna V. Palem and Christian C. Enz},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems},
Energy-efficiency is a critical concern for many systems, ranging from Internet of things objects and mobile devices to high-performance computers. Moreover, after 40 years of prosperity, Moore’s law is starting to show its economic and technical limits. Noticing that many circuits are over-engineered and that many applications are error-resilient or require less precision than offered by the existing hardware, approximate computing has emerged as a potential solution to pursue improvements of… CONTINUE READING