In this 8-week internship I spent the first week on researching existing work and making design decisions for the PLL components namely – Phase Frequency Detector, Charge Pump, Voltage Controlled Oscillator and Frequency Divider. I also looked into linking of the Sky130nm PDK with SPICE for the circuit implementation.
RISC-V and open-source hardware is undoubtedly destined to change the industry. Not just for the ISA and design, there are ongoing efforts to tape out an actual chip with completely open-source tools!
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A few months back, I came across a workshop titled ‘RISC-V based Microprocessor for You in Thirty Hours (MYTH)’, that was about designing RISC-V core […]
Power analysis has materialized as a principal theme in today’s world in semiconductor industries. As very large scale integrated circuit (VLSI) are far beyond from human ability because of complexity in nature. So to analyse power in these circuits we use open source computer aided tools, plenty of tools are available but most of them are costly. I designed an open source power analysis tool for the academic use. This tool gives out values of average and leakage power of any circuit by just giving the netlist of circuit file along with name of supply voltage as input. This tool is designed in python language.
The task given to me was “Design of Open-source Power analysis tool – calculate average switching power and leakage power – Using TCL/Perl/Python – any language”. The entire program is divided into 4 phases.
This research internship program was for eight weeks with a sequential six-staged format. My assigned objective was to design a 10-Bit Digital to Analog Converter using osu180nm tech node and open-source EDA tools.