Publication Type

Conference Proceeding Article

Version

Preprint

Publication Date

11-2010

Abstract

With the improved processing power, graphic quality and high-speed wireless connection in recent generations of mobile phone, it looks more attractive than ever to introduce networked games on these devices. While device features and application resource requirements are rapidly growing, the battery technologies are not growing at the same pace. Networked Mobile games are a class of application, which consume higher levels of energy, as they are naturally more computationally intensive and use hardware components including audio, display and network to their fullest capacities. Therefore, the main concern is the limitation of the battery power of such portable devices to support the potentially long-hour of game play. In this paper we present ARIVU, a power aware middleware that dynamically controls the energy consumption of wireless interface based on the game and system state while maintaining the user experience. ARIVU provides the relevant API for game developers to easily integrate the middleware. We measure power consumption of game play over different wireless interfaces including 3.5G (HSPA), 802.11g and ZigBee. The middleware is able to save up to 40% of the total energy consumed by the wireless interfaces (802.11g and ZigBee). In addition, we show the efficiency of ZigBee interface as potential low power interface for networked game applications.

Discipline

Software Engineering

Research Areas

Software and Cyber-Physical Systems

Publication

NetGames 2010: 2010 9th Annual Workshop on Network and Systems Support for Games, November 16-17, 2010, Taipei, Taiwan

First Page

1

Last Page

6

ISBN

9781424483556

Identifier

10.1109/NETGAMES.2010.5679571

Publisher

IEEE

City or Country

Piscataway, NJ

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/NETGAMES.2010.5679571

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