Accelerating dynamic peak power analysis using an essential-signal-based methodology

Che Hua Shih, Chia Chih Yen, Shen Tien Lin, Hermes Lin, Jing Yang Jou

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Abstract

Accurate peak power measurement requires detailed switching and delay information for each signal over the entire simulation. Performing a full signal dump and power calculation for a long simulation run usually spends a large amount of time and disk space. In this paper, we propose an Essential-signal- based methodology which only performs power analysis over a small subset of the original simulation but still acquires the true peak power value. Experimental results show that the proposed methodology significantly decreases both time (about 18 X speedup) and disk space usage (about 87% reduction) against the traditional power analysis flow.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2011 International Symposium on VLSI Design, Automation and Test, VLSI-DAT 2011
Pages140-144
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011
Event2011 International Symposium on VLSI Design, Automation and Test, VLSI-DAT 2011 - Hsinchu, Taiwan
Duration: 25 Apr 201128 Apr 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of 2011 International Symposium on VLSI Design, Automation and Test, VLSI-DAT 2011

Conference

Conference2011 International Symposium on VLSI Design, Automation and Test, VLSI-DAT 2011
Country/TerritoryTaiwan
CityHsinchu
Period25/04/1128/04/11

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