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ESL Power Estimation Methodology

  • Stefan Schuermans
  • Rainer Leupers
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Abstract

Although power consumption is an important metric and the biggest potential for savings is at electronic system level, the standard tools do not provide power estimation capabilities. A flexible and largely automated method for creation of high-level power models is presented. It is based on the collection of information from the timed functional SystemC simulations. Furthermore, the only input information about power consumption is a reference power curve, which matches a workload that can also be executed on the electronic system level simulator. Taking the information recorded from a reference workload executed on a SystemC simulator and a matching reference power curve, the power estimation method is able to create a linear power model. Four approaches for computing this linear power model from the reference data are presented.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stefan Schuermans
    • 1
  • Rainer Leupers
    • 2
  1. 1.Silexica GmbHKölnGermany
  2. 2.Institute for Communication Technologies and Embedded Systems (ICE)RWTH Aachen UniversityAachenGermany

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