Error-aware power management for memory dominated OFDM systems

Muhammad S. Khairy, Ahmed M. Eltawil, Fadi J. Kurdahi, Amin Khajeh

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Mobile wireless systems are typically designed assuming worst-case propagation scenarios, a situation that occurs infrequently in real-life. To reduce power, we exploit the dynamic and statistical nature of wireless signals to aggressively scale the supply voltage using Voltage over Scaling (VoS) on buffering memory modules during run-time. VoS introduces a controlled amount of spatially random errors in embedded memory modules. This paper presents a novel approach to model VoS induced noise as Gaussian noise that can be analytically described to obtain the system performance in terms of BER and PER. Finally, a power management policy is presented that utilizes the available slack in the received SNR with the goal of minimizing power consumption, while keeping performance within normative margins. © 2013 IEEE.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference Record - Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers
PublisherIEEE Computer
ISBN (Print)9781479923908
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013
Externally publishedYes

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