Monte-Carlo approach for power estimation in sequential circuits

V. Saxena, F.N. Najm, I.N. Hajj
Proceedings European Design and Test Conference. ED & TC 97  
In this paper we present a Monte-Carlo based statistical techniques for estimating power in sequential circuits. Mutually independent samples of power are generated by simulating multiple copies of the circuit. Since the approach is simulation-based, spatiotemporal correlations are automatically accounted for. The algorithm iterates until the user-speci ed a c curacy is achieved. Experimental results on ISCAS89 circuits show that reliable results can be obtained i n c onsiderably less time than
more » ... ably less time than that required by exhaustive simulation.
doi:10.1109/edtc.1997.582393 dblp:conf/date/SaxenaNH97 fatcat:lgrippenxja5xdl44mhzs4irje