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Power analysis for semi-custom design

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5 Author(s)
B. J. George ; Motorola Inc., Tempe, AZ, USA ; G. Yeap ; M. Wloka ; S. C. Tyler
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We present a power analysis system for semi-custom hardware design that operates on a cell level making it a faster alternative to the currently available transistor level systems. Our system allows for the calculation of static and dynamic power consumption of a circuit. Measuring the power consumption is critical for low power design as it enables the designer to meet power specifications, drive power optimization tools, distribute power effectively through a design and choose appropriate packages. Implementation results show that the power analysis system is 4 orders of magnitude faster than circuit-level simulation, with accuracy within 10%

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Custom Integrated Circuits Conference, 1994., Proceedings of the IEEE 1994

Date of Conference:

1-4 May 1994