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Robust Saturated Control for Low-Power Circuits

Carolina Albea-Sanchez 1, * Francisco Gordillo 2 Carlos Canudas de Wit 3
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1 LAAS-SARA - Équipe Services et Architectures pour Réseaux Avancés
LAAS - Laboratoire d'analyse et d'architecture des systèmes
3 NECS [2007-2015] - Networked Controlled Systems
Inria Grenoble - Rhône-Alpes, GIPSA-DA [2007-2015] - Département Automatique
Abstract : An important issue in the trends of miniaturization of Systems on Chips (SoCs) is to obtain a high energy efficiency. This can be reached by Dynamic Voltage Scaling (DVS) architectures as the noveldiscrete Vdd-Hopping circuit. Generally, this kind of systems present parameter uncertainties and delays. Likewise, current peaks and energy dissipation must be reduced. In this paper, an optimal and robust saturated control law is proposed for this Vdd-Hopping circuit via Lyapunov-Krasovskii theory that ensures asymptotic stability as well as system robustness with respect to delay presence and parameter uncertainties. The closed-loop system presents a regional stabilization due to the actuator saturation. An estimation of an attraction domain is provided. This controller also limites the current peaks and it provides an energy-aware performance. The advantages achieved with this controller are shown in simulation.
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Carolina Albea-Sanchez, Francisco Gordillo, Carlos Canudas de Wit. Robust Saturated Control for Low-Power Circuits. IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2012, 21 (2), pp.530-537. ⟨10.1109/TCST.2012.2185237⟩. ⟨hal-00256631v2⟩

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