Information and Media Technologies
Online ISSN : 1881-0896
ISSN-L : 1881-0896
Hardware and Devices
A Non-volatile Reconfigurable Offloader for Wireless Sensor Nodes
Shogo NakayaMakoto MiyamuraNoburo SakimuraYuichi NakamuraTadahiko Sugibayashi
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2013 Volume 8 Issue 2 Pages 262-269


Energy saving is currently one of the most important issues in the development of battery-powered wireless sensor nodes (WSNs). We have developed a non-volatile reconfigurable offloader for flexible and highly efficient processing on WSNs that uses NanoBridges (NBs), which are novel non-volatile and reprogrammable switching elements. Non-volatility is essential for the intermittent operation of WSNs due to the requirement of power-on without loading configuration data. We implemented a data compression algorithm on the offloader that reduces energy consumption during data transmission. Simulation results showed that the energy consumption on the offloader was 1/21 of that on an ultra-low power CPU.

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