TAU 2019 Contest Announcement

Timing-driven optimization is imperative for the success of closure flows. The optimization engine applies changes to the design and estimates circuit delays quickly and accurately to improve timing, area, and power performance. This procedure is inherently complex and computationally challenging.

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VSDOpen 2018 Keynote 2: Professional Growth with ACM SIGDA: Xiaobo Sharon Hu

ACM brings together computing educators, researchers, and professionals to inspire dialogue, share resources, and address the field’s challenges. As the world’s largest computing society, ACM strengthens the profession’s collective voice through strong leadership, promotion of the highest standards, and recognition of technical excellence. ACM supports the professional growth of its members by providing opportunities for life‐long learning, career development, and professional networking.

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IITM Student Registration

Welcome to first ever online semiconductor technology conference with prime focus to build SoC using RISC-V CPU using Open-source EDA tool on 27th October 2018, 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Free registration for IITM Participants:
Online viewing Zoom link will be send 12 hours in advance.
Alternatively, IITM view point: A.M. Turing Hall (BSB 361)

Please register using the form below, its on first come first serve basis.
Contact us at 8548037643 or vsd@vlsisystemdesign.com

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Coverage Driven Functional Verification on RISC-V Cores

Design Verification is critical to proving functional correctness and establishing confidence in a design. Several studies from industry and academia, particularly over the course of the last two decades, have explored various verification methodologies that fall somewhere between dynamic or purely static formal approaches.

Random stimulus methods perform better because they eventually cover many cases. Most new ideas in dynamic verification over the last two decades have largely been towards semi formal verification methodologies such as coverage driven verification and constrained test generation. In this paper, we explore an approach to dynamic functional verification that we use at the RISE lab, IIT Madras for the verification of the RISC-V based Shakti cores.

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Padframe Generator for RTL2GDS flow

This paper describes an opensource padframe generator that was developed on the efabless platform for usage with the Open-Source Qflow Digital Synthesis Flow, for digital logic chips in the X-FAB XH018, 180nm process. It is presented by Philipp, who is a software developer with a strong background in security and cryptography. He is currently learning microelectronics.

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Rapid Physical IC Implementation

“Rapid Physical IC Implementation and Integration using Efabless Platform”. This paper describe a rapid backend process flow (synthesis, placement, STA, routing) and top level integration to implement a small RTL IP into a tapeout ready chip using the Efabless online platform

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