Estimating Energy and Power Consumption in PULP

If I want to estimate the energy and power consumption of a specific software which is run on PULP (let's say PULPino, PULPissimo or bigPULP) with an HWPE that I added, what is the proper way of doing it?
In addition, is there a way of estimating the area?

Hi Adi,

What technology are you targeting? FPGAs (which series)? ASICs (which fab and node)? In any case, you need to either extract switching activities from a post-implementation simulation and put that together with the post-implementation netlist and libraries into a power simulator or, more accurately, measure a silicon implementation. FPGA vendors provide guides on how to do that with certain development boards, and on an ASIC you would measure current consumption on an IC tester and/or a dev board. Make sure you put components you want to measure separately into separate power domains and supply them through separate pins. Those are the essentials, I think ..


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