Low Power Systems Design

This course covers low-power design methodologies in modern computing systems. Power consumption has been the bottleneck in a wide range of electronic systems from high-performance computing systems to hand-held devices. This course discusses source of power consumption, modeling and estimation power consumption, and low-power techniques at various abstraction levels. Latter part of the course will be seminar-style lectures and activities organized in groups.

Detailed lecture schedule will come shortly.


This web page has been updated on 19.10.2016.


* Lecture time has been shifted to 9:45 every Thursday. Sorry for the late notice. I was informed just this afternoon that this course overlaps with some of the other courses in EI.

* Access to Moodle is now possible. Please check the lecture slides.

* Please check the exception dates in the lecture schedules. Let me know in advance if you cannot attend the lecture on the dates.

* Those who have failed to register for this course, I typically tend to accept all on the waiting list, because it is never the case all 50 students actually attend the course.

Administrative Information


  • This is a master-level course that covers low-power system design. It requires some knowledge of microelectronic circuits and computer architecture.
  • This is a 5 ECTS course, which consists of lectures (9 weeks) and student presentations in groups (3 weeks).
  • The final exam at the end of the course will be a closed-book exam covering the lecture contents as well as student presentations.

Course Materials

  • Lecture slides for WS(16/17) are being uploaded in Moodle!

Scheduled dates