Unified Power Format to Simplify Low-Power Design Flows

Narayanan, Arvind
June 2008
Portable Design;Jun2008, Vol. 14 Issue 6, p34
The article describes how the proposed IEEE standard Unified Power Format (UPF) helps to optimize low-power design flows. It also demonstrates how the UPF flow is a portable format across the design flow and also across different tool vendors. With this, advanced techniques including automated multi-voltage designs, ultra-low- power clock tree synthesis, and physical implementation will be covered in the context of the UPF flow. It is suggested that system designers need an open power format to capture low-power design to be used in different tools and vendors.


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