Battery-conscious task sequencing for portable devices including voltage/clock scaling

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Operation of battery-powered portable systems can no longer be sustained once a battery becomes discharged. Maximization of the battery lifetime is a difficult task due to nonlinearity of battery behavior that depends on the characteristics of the system load profile. We address the problem of task sequencing without and with voltage/clock scaling that shapes the profile so that the battery lifetime is maximized. We developed an accurate analytical battery model and validated it with measurements taken on a real lithium-ion battery used in a pocket computer. We use the model as a basis for a unique battery-conscious cost function and utilize its properties to develop several novel algorithms, including insertion of recovery periods and voltage/clock scaling for delay slack distribution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - Design Automation Conference
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2002
Event39th Annual Design Automation Conference, DAC'02 - New Orleans, LA, United States
Duration: Jun 10 2002Jun 14 2002


Other39th Annual Design Automation Conference, DAC'02
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew Orleans, LA


  • Battery
  • Low-power design
  • Modeling
  • Scheduling
  • Voltage scaling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Control and Systems Engineering


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