The latest revision of the IEEE 1801 Unified Power Format standard for verifying low-power designs has been made available through the IEEE's Get Program, which provides free public access to selected standards. Users can each download a single copy of IEEE 1801-2013 by providing an email address at the Get website.
The release of the IEEE 1801-2013 standards document brings to four the number of EDA-related standards made available for free through an agreement between Accellera, which developed the standards, and the IEEE. The others are IEEE 1800-2012 for SystemVerilog, IEEE 1685 for IP-XACT and IEEE 1666 for SystemC.
"We are pleased to once again partner with the IEEE-SA to deliver this much needed low power standard to the electronics industry,” said Shishpal Rawat, chair of Accellera. "The standard defines the relationship between the low power design specification and the logic design, giving engineers the ability to accurately assess power intent and optimize their designs. This has a direct impact on the integrity of chip performance as well as a reduction of overall cost of development."