CHIPMUNK : A Systolically Scalable 0.9 mm2, 3.08 Gop/s/mW @ 1.2 mW Accelerator for Near-Sensor Recurrent Neural Network Inference
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Recurrent neural networks (RNNs) are state-of-the-art in voice awareness/understanding and speech recognition. On-device computation of RNNs on low-power mobile and wearable devices would be key to applications such as zero-latency voice-based human-machine interfaces. Here we present CHIPMUNK, a small (<;1 mm 2 ) hardware accelerator for Long-Short Term Memory RNNs in UMC 65 nm technology capable to operate at a measured peak efficiency up to 3.08Gop/s/mW at 1.24 mW peak power. To implement big RNN models without incurring in huge memory transfer overhead, multiple CHIPMUNK engines can cooperate to form a single systolic array. In this way, the Chipmunk architecture in a 75 tiles configuration can achieve real-time phoneme extraction on a demanding RNN topology proposed in , consuming less than 13 mW of average power. Show more
Book title2018 IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC)
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Organisational unit03996 - Benini, Luca / Benini, Luca
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