Tutorial: Using UPF for Low Power Design and Verification

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Presented at DVCon 2014 on March 3, 2014

This tutorial presents the latest information on the Unified Power Format (UPF), based on IEEE Std 1801-2013 UPF which was released in late May 2013. Beginning with a review of the concepts, terminology, commands, and options provided by UPF, it will cover the full spectrum of UPF capabilities and methodology, from basic flows through advanced applications, with particular focus on incremental adoption of UPF. Viewers will come away with a thorough understanding of UPF usage in low power design and verification flows and its role in energy aware system design.

The tutorial is comprised of 11 sections:

  • Part 1: Welcome and Introduction
    Erich Marschner, Mentor Graphics

  • Part 2: Low Power Design and Verification Challenges
    Erich Marschner, Mentor Graphics

  • Part 3: Introduction to UPF
    John Biggs, ARM

  • Part 4: UPF Basic Concepts and Terminology
    Shreedhar Ramachandra, Synopsys

  • Part 5: UPF Semantics and Usage
    Erich Marschner, Mentor Graphics

  • Part 6: Hard IP Modeling with Liberty and Verilog
    Sushma Honnavara-Prasad, Broadcom

  • Part 7: Power Model and Power Management Cell Commands
    David Cheng, Cadence

  • Part 8: Low Power Design Methodology for IP Providers
    John Biggs, ARM

  • Part 9: SoC-Level Design and Verification
    Sushma Honnavara-Prasad, Broadcom

  • Part 10: Adopting UPF
    Sushma Honnavara-Prasad, Broadcom and Shreedhar Ramachandra, Synopsys

  • Part 11: Where We Go From Here
    John Biggs, ARM

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