Turnaround time for an emulation power analysis flow is what really matters. This means the total time taken to execute the software workload, extract the power data, perform the data analysis, and be ready to go again, even with multiple iterations in one day. You have to look at the whole flow here, and power analysis at this scale is a data processing-intensive activity. This is where having the right tools makes all the difference.
To start with, ZeBu Empower is the industry’s fastest emulation system, which means you are able to run more of the software than with other solutions.
At the same time, ZeBu Empower delivers best-in-class power analysis capabilities that enable developers to “see” the full power activity profile across billions of cycles and accurately identify the power windows of interest. This is achieved at full speed. Secondly, power windows can be explored at a finer grain with higher fidelity, zooming into millions of cycles to explore power cycles and measure average power and peak power to within 95% accuracy. Finally, zooming in further using the power cycles, to extract smaller power windows of interest, full RTL power analysis, and gate-level power sign-off, is possible in concert with the industry-leading power sign-off solution, Synopsys PrimePower.
As for power data-processing performance, ZeBu Empower works with scalable server configurations to deliver the fastest data processing solution and highest performance power verification engines that enable multiple iterations per day with actionable power profiling in the context of the full design and its software workload. With ZeBu Empower, software and hardware designers can utilize the power profiles to identify substantial power improvement opportunities for dynamic and leakage power much earlier.