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Software PPA for RISC-V: Results from Real-world MCU Security Applications
From a semiconductor hardware perspective, tradeoffs between the three key metrics of Power, Performance and Area (PPA) are well known and critically important in the optimization of a design. In this paper, results from a set of redefined €œsoftware PPA€ metrics are examined. Based on porting multiple real-world production microcontroller security and machine learning applications from Arm Cortex-M cores to PULPino RISC-V cores, these revisited metrics were studied. Two different security applications, both functioning as independent €œblackbox€ security enclaves, were analyzed. Using the redefined definitions, performance in terms of execution cycle counts and dynamic instruction path length, power in terms of silicon dissipation plus memory access types and rates, and static code size as a proxy for area are presented and compared.
--- Datum: 27.02.2020 Uhrzeit: 15:30 - 16:00 Uhr Ort: Conference Counter NCC Ost