LEMOS: Low-Power Design Methods for Mobile Systems

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The greater than ever functionality of electronic devices is possible only by integrating an increasing number of highly complex tasks into the so called embedded Systems on Chip (SoC). This integration is made possible by downscaling the structure sizes of integrated circuits (ICs) and increasing their frequency. Both the power consumption and the heat dissipation are the limiting factors for further increase in efficiency of ICs. An inevitable means for handling the exponentially increasing design complexity is Electronic Design Automation (EDA). Main objective of LEMOS is the substantial increase of productivity and design effectiveness of power critical mobile systems. The resulting advantages are

  • a reduced number of re-designs caused due to power dissipation, which will decrease the development time by more than one third,
  • a shifted border of the so far - for power dissipation reasons - technically impossible and
  • a drastically reduced power consumption.

Practical goals of the new design methods are for example to keep on-board devices which are supplying vehicle safety more than three months operable and to decrease the power consumption of mobile telephones by more than 50%. The scientific-technologic work will be comprehensive research of methods to reduce power dissipation and to allow the integration of these methods into an EDA methodology. Subsequently the research results will be evaluated in an industrial design environment.

Project coordination:

Infineon Technologies AG
Dipl.-Phys. Ralf Pferdmenges
fon: +49 89 234-28644
ralf [dot] pferdmengesatinfineon [dot] com

Project management:

ChipVision Design Systems AG
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Nebel
fon: +49 441 35042-400

ST-NXP Wireless
Mark Hillers
fon: +49 351 80800 436

OFFIS - Institut für Informatik
Milan Schulte
fon: +49 441 9722-238

Project partners:

Funding initial:

BMBF F&E 01M3155


November 01, 2003 - October 31, 2006


Project Information

Final Report
Project Flyer (DE)
NL 02 2007 (PSB)
NL 02 2006 (PN)
NL 01 2006 (PB)
NL 03 2005 (PN)
NL 02 2005 (PN)
NL 04 2004 (PN)
NL 03 2004 (PN)

Used Abbreviations

PRProject Report
SPRShort Project Report
PNProject News
FPRFinal Project Report