Practical Guide to Low-Power Design – User Experience with CPF

The Power Forward Initiative (PFI) recently announced a low-power design methodology guide. The publication is titled, “A Practical Guide to Low-Power Design — User experience with CPF.” The guide captures thousands of hours of actual design experience from many of the 26 PFI-member companies across a variety of low-power designs and products. The guide provides detailed examples of fast, efficient, optimized low-power design using the Silicon Integration Initiative (Si2)-standard Common Power Format (CPF) in a holistic low-power design environment.

Included in the gudie is a foreword from industry luminary Dr. Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, an introduction by Cadence CPF architect Dr. Chi-Ping Hsu, and interesting low-power design examples from PFI member companies. The guide will be continuously updated with more examples throughout 2008. The new low-power design guide extends the usefulness of CPF with proven methodology and detailed information on specific design experiences.

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