17th INTERNATIONAL FORUM ON MPSoC
for software-defined hardware
For further information, please send email to Frédéric Pétrot
Professor at University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
DRAM Memory Controller: from general purpose to application specific architectures
Over the last decades, we have seen a strong trend towards heterogeneous application specific compute architecture that heavily exploit the application knowledge. These architectures necessitates huge memory bandwidth from the main memory, typically DRAM’s. However, standard DRAM memory controllers do not exploit application knowledge resulting in reduced memory bandwidth, large latency and energy efficiency. In this talk, we present a new approach for an application specific memory controller. This controller performs an optimized address mapping such that the overall bandwidth and energy efficiency are maximized.
Norbert holds the chair for Microelectronic System Design in the department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at the University of Kaiserslautern. He has more than 250 publications in various fields of microelectronic system design and holds several patents. Two start-ups spinout of his research group. He is Vice-President of the University Kaiserslautern, associate editor of various journals and member of several scientific advisory boards. In 2003 he served as program chair for DATE 2003 and as general chair for DATE 2005 respectively. In 2014 he was general Co-Chair of FPL 2015. His special research interests are VLSI-architectures for mobile communication, forward error correction techniques, low-power techniques, advanced SoC and memory architectures, 3D integration, reliability issues in SoC and hardware accelerators for financial mathematics and big data applications.