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Author Bogliolo, A. ♦ Benini, L. ♦ De Micheli, G.
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©1997
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations
Subject Keyword Power dissipation ♦ Circuit synthesis ♦ Hardware design languages ♦ Software libraries ♦ Statistics ♦ Power system reliability ♦ Space technology ♦ Space exploration ♦ Power generation ♦ Design methodology
Abstract In this work we propose an effective solution to the main challenges of behavioral power modeling: the generation of models for the power dissipation of technology-independent soft macros and the strong dependence of power from input pattern statistics. Our methodology is based on a fast characterization performed by simulating the gate-level implementation of instances of soft macros within the behavioral description of the complete design. Once characterization has been completed, the backannotated behavioral model replaces the gate-level representation, thus allowing fast but accurate power estimates in a fully behavioral context. Our power characterization procedure is a very efficient process that can be easily embedded in synthesis-based design flows. No additional effort is required from the designer, since power characterization merges seamlessly with a natural top-down design methodology with iterative improvement. After characterization, the behavioral power simulation produces accurate average and instantaneous pourer estimates (with errors around 7% and 25%, respectively, from accurate gate-level power simulation).
Description Author affiliation: DEIS, Bologna Univ., Italy (Bogliolo, A.)
ISBN 0818677864
ISSN 10661409
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1997-03-17
Publisher Place France
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Size (in Bytes) 783.28 kB
Page Count 7
Starting Page 404
Ending Page 410

Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library