PowPrediCT: Cross-Stage Power Prediction with Circuit-Transformation-Aware Learning


Accurate and efficient power analysis at early VLSI design stages is critical for effective power optimization. It is a promising yet challenging task to model the circuit power at early design stages, especially during placement with the clock tree and final signal routing unavailable. Additionally, optimization-induced circuit transformations like circuit restructuring and gate sizing can invalidate fine-grained power supervision. Addressing these difficulties, we introduce the first circuit-transformation-aware power prediction model at placement stage with robust generalization capabilities. Our technology includes a dedicated clock tree model and an innovative train-and-calibrate scheme that effectively integrates topological and layout features. Compared to the cutting-edge commercial IC engine Innovus, we have significantly reduced the cross-stage power analysis error between placement and detailed routing.

61st ACM/IEEE Design Automation Conference (DAC) 2024
Zizheng Guo
Zizheng Guo
Ph.D. Student

I am a Ph.D. candidate at Peking University. My research interests include data structures, algorithm design and GPU acceleration for combinatorial optimization problems.