Power is measured in Watts and P = V x I = E x f
Gate current I = Static Current (leakage) + Dynamic Current.
Early CMOS (VCC 5 volts): negligible static current,
but today at VCC of 1.3 volts it's up to 30 percent of consumption.
Dynamic current = Short circuit current + Dynamic charge current.
Dynamic charge current computation:
Activity ratio, a: percentage of clock cycles that see a transition from 0 to 1.
The net toggle rate = Clock frequency x activity ratio = f x a.
For leakage and short circuit power see cell library.
Page 30 or so of this cell library has real-word examples: »90nm Cell Library
See also the power formula on the 7400A data sheet: »74LVC00A.pdf
Further details: »Power Management in CPU Design.
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