Power Estimation on Electronic System Level using Linear Power Models

  • Stefan Schuermans
  • Rainer Leupers

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Stefan Schuermans, Rainer Leupers
    Pages 1-16
  3. Stefan Schuermans, Rainer Leupers
    Pages 17-48
  4. Stefan Schuermans, Rainer Leupers
    Pages 49-70
  5. Stefan Schuermans, Rainer Leupers
    Pages 71-95
  6. Stefan Schuermans, Rainer Leupers
    Pages 97-140
  7. Stefan Schuermans, Rainer Leupers
    Pages 141-205
  8. Stefan Schuermans, Rainer Leupers
    Pages 207-211
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 213-336

About this book


This book describes a flexible and largely automated methodology for adding the estimation of power consumption to high level simulations at the electronic system level (ESL). This method enables the inclusion of power consumption considerations from the very start of a design. This ability can help designers of electronic systems to create devices with low power consumption.  The authors also demonstrate the implementation of the method, using the popular ESL language “SystemC”. This implementation enables most existing SystemC ESL simulations for power estimation with very little manual work. Extensive case-studies of a Network on Chip communication architecture and a dual-core application processor “ARM Cortex-A9” showcase the applicability and accuracy of the method to different types of electronic devices. The evaluation compares various trade-offs regarding amount of manual work, types of ESL models, achieved estimation accuracy and impact on the simulation speed.

  • Describes a flexible and largely automated ESL power estimation method;
  • Shows implementation of power estimation methodology in SystemC;
  • Uses two extensive case studies to demonstrate method introduced.


Performance Optimization under Power Constraints Flexible and Automated ESL Power Estimation Method Power Estimation for Network on Chip Power Estimation for ARM Cortex Network-on-Chip communication architecture

Authors and affiliations

  • Stefan Schuermans
    • 1
  • Rainer Leupers
    • 2
  1. 1.Silexica GmbHKölnGermany
  2. 2.Institute for Communication Technologies and Embedded Systems (ICE)RWTH Aachen UniversityAachenGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-01874-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-01875-7
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