Low power design of Integrated circuits is the most critical aspect of today’s chip design. As the number of portable consumer electronics products increased exponentially the power consumption and battery life of the product has become the most influential selling factor. As a result many new low power design techniques has been invented and used widely. But the current hardware description languages didn’t aid the designer to specify the power intent of the design. Even if it is made to support it requires rework on the existing designs and prevents code reuse. Hence a new language is required which would convey the designer’s power intent to the tools. Unified Power Format which is also called in short UPF solved the problem.
- Low Power Verification Using IEEE 1801 UPF