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Power Aware Verification

Power Aware Verification Course | Subject Matter Expert - Erich Marschner | Simulation-Based Techniques Topic

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.


Sessions

Introduction to Power Aware Verification

Introduction to Power Aware Verification Session | Subject Matter Expert - Erich Marshner | Power Aware Verification Course

This session introduces the IEEE Std 1801 Unified Power Format (UPF).

Overview of UPF

Overview of UPF Session | Subject Matter Expert - Erich Marshner | Power Aware Verification Course

This session gives a quick, high-level overview of the evolution of the UPF standard.

Getting Started with UPF

Getting Started with UPF Session | Subject Matter Expert - Erich Marshner | Power Aware Verification Course

This session presents the core commands and options in UPF 1.0 subset.

A Simple UPF Example

A Simple UPF Example Session | Subject Matter Expert - Erich Marshner | Power Aware Verification Course

This session presents an extended example illustrating the usage of the UPF 1.0 subset.

UPF 2.0 Enhancements

UPF 2.0 Enhancements Session | Subject Matter Expert - Chuck Seeley | Power Aware Verification Course

This session presents UPF 2.0 commands and options that improve usability and provide greater flexibility.

Using Supply Sets

Using Supply Sets Session | Subject Matter Expert - Erich Marshner | Power Aware Verification Course

This session presents the UPF 2.0 concept of a “supply set” and the related commands and options used for defining and using supply sets.

An Enhanced UPF Example

A Simple UPF Example Session | Subject Matter Expert - Chuck Seeley | Power Aware Verification Course

This session presents an extended example illustrating the usage of the UPF 2.0 features of IEEE Std 1801 UPF for specification of the power management architecture for a simple design.