WP3 is dedicated to the low power processor and non-volatile memory specifications and design.
These specifications will be used as a guideline for all the other developments, from technology to design, and will first address the top-level entity, with the different components and their interfaces. We will define a set of benchmark applications and a set of metrics (performance, energy, reliability) in order to compare the different designs. We will provide the set of parameters, including size (data width, number of words) and type of the memories, memories interfaces, bus protocol interface, and processor interface.
It consists in designing a low power processor using non-volatile cells. After RTL validation, logic synthesis and physical implementation up to full layout, timing performance and power consumption will be characterized using back annotated simulations to provide a set of results on various operating points in order to allow system-level analysis. In this part, benchmarking for any feature comparison will be addressed.