UPF

October 8, 2015
Amol Herlekar, Synopsys

Preparing for low-power verification success: setting objectives and measuring outcomes

A look at what it takes to verify low-power SoC designs, including setting objectives and measuring outcomes in a UPF-driven verification strategy
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August 5, 2015
Power switch

‘Even the software guys are starting to talk in milliwatts’

System-level power is the next frontier for a power-intent standard – or rather a collection of them – being developed by a partnership between Accellera, Si2 and the IEEE.
September 17, 2013

Managing power intent, signal isolation and level shifting in a UPF-based multi-voltage IC design

Power intent, signal isolation and level shifting can all be controlled in a UPF-based multi-voltage IC design through careful coding.
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September 3, 2013

Choosing a block representation in a UPF-based hierarchical multi-voltage IC design

This article looks at the way in which various representations of a block of a design have different implications in a UPF based power-aware hierarchical design flow.
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June 2, 2013

IEEE 1801-2013 (UPF 2.1)

IEEE 1801-2013 updates and refines the Unified Power Format for low-power VLSI design, reflecting changes in power modeling and verification.
January 16, 2012

Unified Power Format (UPF)

The IEEE Unified Power Format (UPF) standard is intended to support low-power designs that use switchable power states and power islands.
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September 1, 2009

Extending UPF for incremental growth

Erich Marschner Accellera’s Unified Power Format (UPF) is in production use today, delivering the low-power system-on-chip (SoC) designs that are so much in demand. Building upon that success, IEEE Std 1801-2009 [UPF] offers additional features that address the challenges of low-power design and verification. These include more abstract specifications for power supplies, power states, and […]

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December 1, 2007

UPF delivers on power

Long before the first portable computer batteries exploded, and even before anyone had the first visions of building massive data centers in the cold northwestern states of Oregon,Washington and Alaska, power consumption by electronic devices was a tough problem for chip designers. The difference now is that we are trying to manage power in ever-smaller […]

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