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


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