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Issue No. 04 - July/August (2005 vol. 25)
ISSN: 0272-1732
pp: 20-32
Feipei Lai , National Taiwan University
Yen-Jen Chang , National Chung-Hsing University
A low-power cache has become essential in many applications, but cache accesses contribute significantly to a chip's total power consumption. Because most bit values read from the cache are 0s, the authors introduce a dynamic zero-sensitivity (DZS) scheme that reduces average cache power consumption by preventing bitlines from discharging in reading a 0.
Cache, Dynamic zero-sensitivity, Bitlines, DZS, Power reduction
Feipei Lai, Yen-Jen Chang, "Dynamic Zero-Sensitivity Scheme for Low-Power Cache Memories", IEEE Micro, vol. 25, no. , pp. 20-32, July/August 2005, doi:10.1109/MM.2005.64
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