Low-power requirements are a primary concern for IC design. They affect all electronic systems. In addition to portable battery-operated devices other electronic products are experiencing pressure to reduce power consumption, such as computers in data centers where the enormous energy use is becoming a major global concern. The Common Power Format (CPF) specification holistically captures low-power design intent so that it can be used to consistently communicate low-power intent throughout the IC design flow.
This Workshop will cover details of Si2's CPF specification that was approved by the Si2 Low Power Coalition (LPC) in January 2007. The Workshop will start with a detailed review of the Common Power Format specification and be followed by presentations from design chain companies implementing CPF. Completing the agenda will be an overview of the work proceeding in Si2's Low Power Coalition.
About the Low Power Coalition (LPC)
The Low Power Coalition (LPC) will deliver enhanced capabilities in low-power Integrated Circuit (IC) design flows in particular relating to specifications of low-power design intent, architectural tradeoffs, logical/physical implementation, design verification and testability. The latest list of LPC members can be found at: http://www.si2.org/?page=751.
Si2 is an organization of industry-leading semiconductor, systems, EDA, and manufacturing companies focused on improving the way integrated circuits are designed and manufactured in order to speed time to market, reduce costs, and meet the challenges of sub-micron design. Si2 is uniquely positioned to enable collaboration through a strong implementation focus driven by its member companies. Si2 focuses on developing practical technology solutions to industry challenges. Si2 represents over 100 companies involved in all parts of the silicon supply chain throughout the world. Web site: www.si2.org.
Silicon Integration Initiative (Si2), Austin
Bill Bayer, 512-342-2244, ext. 304