Ultra-Low-Power Design Methodology using RTL2Gate Flow

From Dimensions of Electronic Design Seminar, 2012: Power budgeting and power delivery integrity are key targets of IC designs for low-power applications. As IC designs are required to deliver increased performance and functionality while meeting reduced power and price targets, designers must adopt a comprehensive RTL2Gate approach that treats power as a design goal from early stage to sign-off. Additionally, as designs migrate to lower supply voltages using advanced technology nodes (<28nm), dynamic power noise impact becomes even more significant. This presentation discusses PowerArtist, the industry's leading RTL design-for-power solution, and RedHawk, the industry-standard dynamic power sign-off platform, along with an RTL2Gate methodology for how these platforms can be used to meet complex and competing performance−power−price targets.