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Graham Bell
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Low Power Design Requires Multiple Verification Approaches
Graham Bell   9/4/2013 3:01:37 PM
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Wally Rhines of Mentor Graphics presented a couple of interesting slides at the Design and Verification Conference in Feb. 2013 that noted Low Power Design requires multiple verification approaches.  Here you can see a waterfall of verification activities was shown:

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He also noted, that for non-FPGA designs, the following kinds of verification are being done for power managed ICs:

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This slide agrees with Gary's comments; it seems that only 5-10% of designs verify the Hypervisor/OS control of power management.

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