Dumping SAIF in VCS - 2023.2 English

Vivado Design Suite User Guide: Logic Simulation (UG900)

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VCS provides power commands to generate SAIF with specific requirements.

  1. Specify the scope and signals to be generated, by typing:
    power <hdl_objects>
  2. Enable SAIF dumping. You can use the command line in the simulator workspace:
    power -enable
  3. Run simulation for a specific time.
  4. Disable power dumping and report the SAIF, by typing:
    power -disable
    power -report filename.saif

For more detailed usage or information about each command, see the Synopsys VCS documentation.

See Power Analysis Using Vivado Simulator for more information about Switching Activity Interchange Format (SAIF).