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Issue No. 01 - January/February (2009 vol. 29)
ISSN: 0272-1732
pp: 104-115
Renée St. Amant , University of Texas at Austin
Daniel A. Jiménez , University of Texas at San Antonio
Doug Burger , Microsoft Research
<p>As transistors shrink and processors trend toward low power, maintaining precise digital behavior grows more expensive. Replacing digital units with analog equivalents sometimes allows similar computation to be performed at higher speed using less power. As a case study in mixed-signal approximate computation, the authors describe an enhanced neural prediction algorithm and its efficient analog implementation.</p>
computer architecture, low power, mixed signal, programmable, analog circuits, approximate computation, imprecise, neural predictor

D. A. Jiménez, R. S. Amant and D. Burger, "Mixed-Signal Approximate Computation: A Neural Predictor Case Study," in IEEE Micro, vol. 29, no. , pp. 104-115, 2009.
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