Silicon Integration Initiative (Si2) recently announced an on-line Common Power Format (CPF) tutorial. The tutorial is a self-paced, 2 and ½ hour slide and audio presentation that educates engineers on the CPF Standard and provides detailed examples of actual usage. The syntax and semantics of the CPF format are also discussed in detail. It is presented by one of the three Low Power Coalition Architects, Qi Wang, with an introduction by Dr. Sumit Dasgupta of Si2.
The CPF standard was approved and made publicly available in March of 2007, and since then has achieved wide acceptance in EDA tool adoption, use in end-user tool flows, numerous completed chip tape-outs and subsequent testimonials, and adoption into major foundry reference flows. In addition to the CPF 1.0 standard document (868 downloads) and CPF tutorial (625 downloads), adoption aids include CPF Parser software (53 downloads) and a CPF Pocket Guide (1310 downloads), all freely available from Si2.