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It becomes increasingly more important to reduce the power dissipation as the number of devices in VLSI increases. Accurate simulation of power dissipation is desirable while circuits are analyzed with circuit simulators such as SPICE. An accurate method is presented for simulating the power dissipation with use of a dependent current source and a parallel RC circuit. The steady-state voltage across the capacitor reads the average power drawn from the supply voltage source. Simulation results are shown for CMOS circuits.