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Is there any utility which would do a conversion of an UPF file to CPF file. I have a testcase which has been implemented using UPF and now I am planning to implement the same using CPF. I did a manual conversion of the commands to create the power domains but I feel that the way the switch cells and isloation cells are defined in the CPF and UPF is very difficult to convert from it.
We have a conversion utility that currently requires a beta software license agreement to use. Let's take this offline and I can help with getting the license and using the utility. Feel free to email me at email@example.com.
In reply to Mickey:
I am a graduate student in need of a UPF to CPF utility for academic related activities. Kindly let me know the possiblity of obtaining the utility from you
In reply to ramyavt:
The ability to convert upf to cpf and vice versa is included as part of the Conformal Low Power license and tool. If you have a conformal low power tool you would invoke clp as follows: unix> lec -lp -verify
Then you can either use the interactive mode to convert: setup> upf2cpf <upf_filename>
or you can use the gui: setup> set upf on
setup> start pia
then within PIA use the File -> Import from UPF option to choose the UPF to be converted.
Please feel free to email me offline, firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Thanks for your information and quick reply. The information is of great importance to my work.
Thanks a lot!!
Recently released CLP version has only beta version of document written about PIA.
tool is not supporting "start pia" anymore.
If toy are still using CLP, please let me know what to do for open cpf generation gui.
In reply to knox9510:
Hi Mickey, I had a similar enquiry as Ramya, thanks for the helpful answer!
In reply to jaizone:
I encountered your reply when I was searching for UPF-CPF conversion.
I have the lec, I can start it as you directed, however I can;t load up PIA,
DId tool interface changed after years? any updates?
thank you very much for the help,
In reply to bbai:
Sorry Betty I misunderstood your questions. to read in a UPF and convert it to a CPF you will need to read it in and write out the corresponding *.cpf by adding instructions to do so in the *.do file that you pass to CLP. The script would be something like the following:
set lowpower option -netlist_style logical
read library -liberty path/to/design.lib
read design <hdl_files>
read power intent -upf path/to/my.upf
write power intent -cpf path/to/my.cpf
Btw, the *.lib is required because the UPF related power intent information is included in the *.lib in addition to the *.upf.
Let me know if that helps
Can't we directly use UPF file for low power simulations ? if so, what are the ncelab options ? i am not using irun, some people use -lps_1801, what is this option
thanks in advance