UPF Power Aware Design & Verification

Unified Power Format (IEEE1801 standard) Design and Verification Techniques

Exhaustive course spanning across 6+ hours of on-demand video lectures.

What you’ll learn

  • What does UPF mean and why is it required?.
  • UPF Low Power Design.
  • UPF Low Power Verification.
  • Learn a new skill that will help prepare for a Job in the Semiconductor Industry.

Course Content

  • Introduction –> 1 lecture • 8min.
  • Need of UPF and UPF basics –> 3 lectures • 1hr 1min.
  • UPF Power Aware Design –> 11 lectures • 2hr 51min.
  • UPF Power Aware Verification –> 6 lectures • 2hr 4min.
  • Miscellaneous Concepts –> 2 lectures • 11min.

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Requirements

  • Fundamentals of Digital Design (Digital Electronics and Circuits).
  • Basic knowledge of Functional Verification and RTL Simulation.
  • Passion to learn Power Aware UPF Design and Verification.
  • TCL basics are good to know but not mandatory.

Exhaustive course spanning across 6+ hours of on-demand video lectures.

Comprises of 4 major sub-sections:

Need of UPF and UPF Basics (~1 hour 1 min)

+ VLSI Design Phases
+ RTL Simulation Vs Power Aware UPF Simulation
+ UPF Basics

UPF Power Aware Design (~2 hours 51 mins)

+ Power Domains
+ Supply Nets/Ports – Power Supply Network
+ Supply Sets – Power Supply Network
+ Power Switches
+ Power State Table
+ Level Shifters
+ Isolation Cells
+ Input Vs Output Isolation Cells
+ Retention Cells
+ Flat UPF Vs Hierarchical UPF
+ UPF Evolution 1.0 Vs 2.0 Vs 2.1 Vs 3.0

UPF Power Aware Verification (~2 hours 4 mins)

+ Popular Power Saving Techniques
+ Static Verification
+ Dynamic Verification 1 – Controlling Power Supplies
+ Dynamic Verification 2 – Simstate Modelling
+ Dynamic Verification 3 – Power Coverage
+ Dynamic Verification 4 – Low Power Assertions

Miscellaneous Concepts (~11* mins)

+ Instrumentation Vs Instantiation
+ Hard Macros and Liberty Files

* New lectures might be added based upon popular user feedback and request.