April 8, 2020
Si2 Moves to Deploy Standard Unified Power Model
S2 is moving forward on several fronts to develop and deploy its Unified Power Model, which was accepted as an industry standard last year as IEEE 2416-2019.
This new work includes extending UPM/2416 to address analog and mixed-signal designs. This extension will enable an analysis of full systems, few of which today are completely digital and include, at least, voltage regulators or power supplies.
The UPM Working Group is also developing a tutorial for DAC 2020, System-Level Power Analysis with Unified Power Models. It will describe this new modeling technology and demonstrate its use on a RISC-V based system, along with the novel tools and methodologies it enables for three user groups:
IP providers and model producers — How to build UPM/2416 models and how this new technology reduces model generation and support costs
System architects and SoC designers — How these models enable interoperability and open up new possibilities for early power and thermal analysis and optimization
EDA developers — How UPM 2416 enables new capabilities for advanced power and thermal tools