Low Power

Olivier Coudert on August 27th, 2011

So you got the news: Calypto acquired Catapult-C, the ESL synthesis tool from Mentor Graphics. Calypto has been into low power (using notably sequential optimization techniques) and sequential verification for a while. And the company has always been very close to Mentor Graphics: it had integrated its verification tool with Catapult-C as early as 2005. […]

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Olivier Coudert on June 21st, 2010

No doubt that for the next two weeks you will find many DAC reports in blogs and corporate marketing websites. So I tried not to write yet another DAC report, with a long list of companies and products. Instead, I have chosen to share my absolutely non-exhaustive, completely biased view of DAC. I will then […]

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Olivier Coudert on January 14th, 2010

Yes, did you feel it? No, I am not talking about the two earthquakes that I felt last week in San Jose, shaking the buildings, and leaving people with that weird feeling that they just experienced a whisper of the Big One to come. No, I am talking about the tremor in the US economy. […]

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Olivier Coudert on October 6th, 2009

A previous post showed a very-high level view of low power design with UPF/CPF. Power gating, a must-do for mobile products, is still a very manual process, and verifying the correctness of its implementation is a very challenging task. In this follow-up post, I single out some aspects of the power-gating flow, and I hint […]

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Olivier Coudert on October 5th, 2009

Low power is becoming more and more critical as the number of mobile and wireless applications is increasing. Battery life is a feature that can make the difference between a success and a flop. Remember the first version of the iPhone? All praised the touch screen interface, but so many criticized its poor battery life. […]

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