Today’s increasingly complex SoCs are typically used in portable systems that must also support increasingly longer battery life and therefore must minimize power consumption. Even non-portable systems must avoid wasting energy, to minimize both power and cooling costs. In both cases, active power management is required to ensure energy efficiency. Although active power management enables the design of low power chips and systems, it also creates many new verification challenges. This course introduces the IEEE Std 1801 Unified Power Format (UPF) for specification of active power management architectures and covers the use of UPF in simulation-based power aware verification.
You are encouraged to first view Evolving Verification Capabilities by Harry Foster that provides the framework for all of the Academy courses.