Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE credits
In the recent years, there has been a rapid development of miniature
sensor based wearable devices with broad functionality. Some of these devices
are designed to function continuously for weeks with a single battery charge,
which requires their power usage to be as low as possible. This can be
achieved either through circuit optimization, a more powerful battery, or
through optimization of the software controlling the device.
This thesis presents an approach to the latter option by the means of
a power and energy simulator based on the Open Virtual Platform (OVP).
Such a tool can simulate the embedded software and predict the power and
energy usage of the system. The result of the simulator could be used in
combination with other tools to optimize the software implementation of the
system and to lower its overall power and energy consumption.
2015. , 59 p.
power simulation, Open Virtual Platform, OVP, low power, wearable devices, embedded systems