Ansys PowerArtist
Analyze, Profile and Reduce RTL Power

PowerArtist is the industry-leading RTL power analysis and reduction software with the most comprehensive features to enable power-efficient design early in the design flow.

ANALYZE, DEBUG, REDUCE

Comprehensive RTL Power Analysis and Reduction Platform

Ansys PowerArtist is the comprehensive RTL design-for-power platform of choice of leading low-power semiconductor companies for early power analysis and reduction. PowerArtist includes physically-aware RTL power accuracy, interactive power debug, analysis-driven power reduction, unique metrics for tracking power efficiency and vector coverage, rapid power profiling of real workloads, and seamless enablement of RTL-to-physical power grid integrity.

  • Physically Aware RTL Power Analysis
    Physically Aware RTL Power Analysis
  • Automated RTL Power Reduction
    Automated RTL Power Reduction
  • Interactive Power Debug
    Interactive Power Debug
  • Long Vector Profiling and Coverage
    Long Vector Profiling and Coverage
Comprehensive RTL Power Analysis and Reduction Platform

Quick Specs

PowerArtist’s unique physically-aware modeling delivers predictable RTL power accuracy with fast turnaround enabling leading semiconductor companies to make early decisions reliably. Analyzing power after synthesis is too late. Design teams rely on PowerArtist to slice and dice power, identify power-inefficient RTL code and every wasted toggle in the design, and rapidly profile millions of cycles.

  • RTL Power Analysis
  • Graphical Power Debug
  • RTL Glitch Power
  • Emulator Interfaces
  • Physically-Aware PACE Model
  • Database Query Interface
  • Vector Coverage Scoring Analytics
  • Guided Automatic RTL Rewrite
  • RTL Power Reduction
  • Power Efficiency Metrics
  • Power Profiling of Real Applications
  • Early Power Grid Integrity

Optimizing Processor Power-to-Performance at AMD

AMD used RTL power regression methodology to significantly reduce power consumption on processor designs.

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Early RTL power analysis achieves more significant power reductions with 10X faster time-to-power than gate level enabling regular power regressions to keep power in check.

Power efficiency is a paramount consideration in semiconductor design. RTL designers working on applications from mobile and CPUs to networking and automotive ICs use Ansys PowerArtist to analyze and reduce power early in the development cycle for the highest impact. Compared to traditional gate-level methodologies, PowerArtist provides rapid turnaround on multimillion instance designs, and enables early power-related design decisions. PowerArtist’s consistently accurate technology not only analyzes but can also automatically identify reduction opportunities through the unique modeling of physical implementation effects.

RTL designers - especially those new to power - can easily and efficiently debug power hotspots with PowerArtist’s GUI.

PowerArtist provides the industry’s fastest power profiling capability, which can analyze the activity of real applications comprising tens of milliseconds within hours — several orders of magnitude faster than traditional approaches. Efficient activity transfer interfaces with emulators enable fast streaming of millions of RTL activity cycles. New vector analytics score vectors for peak power coverage enabling designers to identify testbench deficiencies and enabling IR flows by ranking vectors for maximum coverage with minimum cycles.

Applications

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PCBs, ICs & IC packages

PCBs, ICs & IC packages

Ansys’ complete PCB design solution enables you to simulates PCBs, ICs, and packages and accurately evaluate an entire system.

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Comprehensive RTL design-for-power platform to analyze, debug and reduce chip power

Ansys PowerArtist provides rapid turnaround on multimillion instance designs, and enables early power-related design decisions. It delivers consistent RTL power accuracy thanks to unique modeling of physical implementation, including clock tree and mesh networks, wire capacitance, and glitch. This technology also identifies reduction opportunities at the block and instance-level across clock network, data path and memory. Designers can easily and efficiently debug power hotspots with the powerful GUI. PowerArtist provides power profiling and efficient emulator interfaces to analyze the activity of real applications comprising tens of milliseconds within hours. Together with RedHawk-SC  it delivers a seamless RTL-to-physical power delivery network planning and sign-off.

 

Key Features

Comprehensive RTL power analysis and reduction platform with the capacity to profile real activity from emulators.

  • Physically Aware RTL Power Budgeting
  • Comprehensive Power Analysis and Exploration
  • Analysis-Driven Automated Power Reduction
  • Power Profiling of Real Applications
  • Regressions Based on Power Efficiency Metrics
  • RTL-Driven Power Grid Integrity
  • Power-Coverage Vector Scoring Analytics

Make reliable design decisions early with unique PowerArtist PACE™ technology that models physical effects, such as clock distribution and wire capacitance, for consistent RTL power numbers versus post-layout.

Identify power hotspots and debug their root cause interactively with a powerful graphical interface and comprehensive custom queries to database.

Reduce clock, memory, and logic power with high-impact block-level and instance-level RTL techniques based on production-proven foundation power analysis technology.

Generate RTL power profiles of system application-level activity scenarios, such as OS boot up, orders of magnitude faster, and avoid late and costly surprises.

Prevent power creep through regular and rigorous monitoring of power and power efficiency metrics throughout your design development cycle.

Increase sign-off coverage in RedHawk-SC by focusing on critical power cycles identified through powerful scoring metrics and perform early power grid prototyping using RTL Power Model.

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