Design Project



Supervisor: Daler Rakhmatov,

DR1 Web tool for estimation of energy efficiency of embedded systems

Energy efficiency quantifies system performance per unit power, or equivalently, the amount of useful work done per unit energy consumed. Energy efficiency is a critical design metric for power-limited portable devices, and model-based estimation of this metric is a challenging task. Modeling of embedded systems is difficult because of heterogeneity of system components. For example, typical systems feature a microprocessor (software component), an FPGA (hardware component), an LCD (analog component), a battery (electrochemical component), etc. Performance and power consumption of each component is modeled differently, but eventually must be integrated within the same estimation framework. This project involves design, validation, and web-based implementation of system models enabling energy efficiency prediction.