CPDSC file format description

Many people share .cpdsc files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .cpdsc file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .cpdsc files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.cpdsc - CMSIS Pack Project Description

The CPDSC development files are related to MDK-ARM. The CPDSC file is a CMSIS Pack Project Description. The ARM Cortex Microcontroller Software Interface Standard (CMSIS) is a vendor-independent hardware abstraction layer for the Cortex-M processor series and specifies debugger interfaces. The CPDSC format provides the XML elements for defining CMSIS software projects.

Development files
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CMSIS Pack Project Description related extensions:
CMSIS Pack Description File
CMSIS Pack Package Index
CMSIS Pack Vendor Index

Naturally, other applications may also use the .cpdsc file extension. Even harmful programs can create .cpdsc files. Be especially cautious with .cpdsc files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .cpdsc file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

The .cpdsc file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:


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Similar file extensions in our database:

CMSIS Pack Description File
µVision Package Description

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