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ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems (TECS), Volume 1 Issue 1, November 2002

Introduction to the inaugural issue
Wayne Wolf
Pages: 1-1
DOI: 10.1145/581888.581889

Introduction to the two special issues on memory
Bruce Jacob, Shuvra Bhattacharyya
Pages: 2-5
DOI: 10.1145/581888.581890

An optimal memory allocation scheme for scratch-pad-based embedded systems
Oren Avissar, Rajeev Barua, Dave Stewart
Pages: 6-26
DOI: 10.1145/581888.581891
This article presents a technique for the efficient compiler management of software-exposed heterogeneous memory. In many lower-end embedded chips, often used in microcontrollers and DSP processors, heterogeneous memory units such as scratch-pad...

Tuning garbage collection for reducing memory system energy in an embedded java environment
G. Chen, R. Shetty, M. Kandemir, N. Vijaykrishnan, M. J. Irwin, M. Wolczko
Pages: 27-55
DOI: 10.1145/581888.581892
Java has been widely adopted as one of the software platforms for the seamless integration of diverse computing devices. Over the last year, there has been great momentum in adopting Java technology in devices such as cellphones, PDAs, and pagers...

Application-adaptive intelligent cache memory system
Jung-Hoon Lee, Shin-Dug Kim, Charles Weems
Pages: 56-78
DOI: 10.1145/581888.581893
This article presents the design of a simple hardware-controlled, high performance cache system. The design supports fast access time, optimal utilization of temporal and spatial localities adaptive to given applications, and a simple dynamic...

Frequent value locality and its applications
Jun Yang, Rajiv Gupta
Pages: 79-105
DOI: 10.1145/581888.581894
By analyzing the behavior of a set of benchmarks, we demonstrate that a small number of distinct values tend to occur very frequently in memory. On an average, only eight of these frequent values were found to occupy 48% of memory locations...

System-level exploration of association table implementations in telecom network applications
Ch. Ykman-Couvreur, J. Lambrecht, A. Van Der Togt, F. Catthoor, H. De Man
Pages: 106-140
DOI: 10.1145/581888.581895
We present a new exploration and optimization method at the system level to select customized implementations for dynamic data sets, as encountered in telecom network, database, and multimedia applications. Our method fits in the context of embedded...