UTCS Colloquium/Architecture: Rajit Manohar/Cornell University: An Ultra Low Power Processor for Sensor Networks ACES 4.304 Friday November 21 2008 3:30 p.m.

Contact Name: 
Jenna Whitney
Nov 21, 2008 11:00am - 12:00pm

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ype of Talk: UTCS Colloquium/Architecture

Speaker/Affiliation: Raj

it Manohar/Cornell University

Date/Time: Friday November 21 2008
11:00 a.m.

Location: ACES 4.304

Host: Steve Keckler

Talk Title: An Ultra Low Power Processor for Sensor Networks


We present the design of SNAP an ultra low power

r for sensor network applications. SNAP''s
architecture has been design

ed to be efficient at
executing common protocol operations in sensor network applications. The circuit style used by SNAP
has been optimize

d for both area and energy to enable
the development of a small long l

ifetime sensor node.
The asynchronous nature of the processor enables <

br>efficient transitions from idle to active back to idle state.
We pre

sent measured performance and energy results
for our design. This is the
first processor developed
specifically for sensor network applications


Speaker Bio:
Rajit Manohar is an Associate Professor of Electri

and Computer Engineering at Cornell where his group
conducts r

esearch on asynchronous design. He received
his B.S. (1994) M.S. (1995

) and Ph.D. (1998) from
Caltech and has been on the Cornell faculty s

ince 1998.
He is the recipient of an NSF CAREER award three best

aper awards five teaching awards and was named to
MIT technology revi

ew''s top 35 young innovators under
35. He is a co-founder of Achroni

x Semiconductor a
fabless semiconductor company developing high-perfo

ance FPGAs.