Reconfigurable and Low Energy Systems


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


The students must have knowledge about:

  • Representation of Digital Signal Processing (DSP) algorithms
  • Cost functions, models of computation and complexity
  • Iteration bounds
  • Pipelining and retiming
  • Folding and unfolding
  • Scheduling and allocation
  • Data path, control path, Finite State Machine with Data path (FSMD)
  • Functional unit arithmetic
  • Low power design methods


The students must be able to:

  • Apply advanced terms, concepts, and methods, in the context of time-, area-, or energy optimal/constrained mapping of DSP algorithms onto real-time HW/SW architectures.


The students must be able to:

  • Apply the proper terminology in oral and written communication and documentation within the scientific domains of DSP algorithms, and application specific HW/SW architectures

Type of instruction

Types of instruction are listed in ยง17; Structure and contents of the programme.



Name of examReconfigurable and Low Energy Systems
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleRekonfigurerbare systemer og energi-minimale systemer
Module codeESNCTK2K4
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Electronics and IT
DepartmentDepartment of Electronic Systems
FacultyTechnical Faculty of IT and Design