Catapult Low-Power (LP) is the industry’s first High-Level Synthesis (HLS) tool that targets power as an optimization goal. It takes advantage of PowerPro®’s best-in-class power analysis and optimization technology by embedding it at the core of the HLS engine.
This provides a closed-loop optimization flow across power, performance and area from architecture definition to RTL implementation.
A designer uses Catapult LP to explore different hardware architecture and measures the power, performance and area of each solution. Catapult’s interactive analysis tools assist in design refinement. During the synthesis process, Catapult LP automatically performs fine grained power-saving optimizations aimed at minimizing switching activity in the RTL to deliver the greatest power savings.