Reconfigurable and Low Energy Systems


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • 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


  • 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 student 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

As described in ยง 17.



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 codeESNSPAK2K1
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Signal Processing and Acoustics)
Study BoardStudy Board of Electronics and IT
DepartmentDepartment of Electronic Systems
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design