The combined flow of automated, sequential RTL power optimization tightly linked to low-power synthesis provides designers with a highly efficient, single-pass, low-power design flow. Together this flow enables automated RTL power optimization that produces the lowest possible power implementation while achieving the required design performance goals. An automated low-power design flow has been developed by Calypto Design Systems and Cadence Design Systems which combines the automated RTL clock gating of PowerPro CG from Calypto with the low-power synthesis of Encounter RTL Compiler from Cadence.