Power analysis has become more important than earlier and simulation is not up to the task. Emulation has taken on the task and is looking at providing multiple tradeoffs between accuracy, the speed at which data can be collected and analyzed and the point in the flow at which analysis can begin.

This article from Semiengineering describes how the emulation can help designers with more detailed and accurate predictions of the power usage at the system, RTL, and gate level.

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