Early, Accurate, Signoff-Correlated Power Analysis

Power estimation has always been a fundamental part of semiconductor development, but it has grown in importance in recent years. Virtually every application domain has power limitations that must be satisfied before a chip is fabricated. There is no effective way to fix power issues in the lab or in the field, so pre-silicon estimation must be accurate. The short development cycles for many ty... » read more

Accuracy, Waveforms, And Power

The entire topic of power analysis, estimation, and exploration never ceases to amaze me given that opinions on how to approach this are so varied. It is that diversity of opinions that makes it that much more intriguing. I’ve been particularly interested in how I now regularly hear that users are increasingly interested in taking activity from simulation and emulation and using that to dr... » read more