Hey There, Our team worked really hard to get Robot + MP3 player using India’s First Indegenious 32-bit RISC-V Microprocessor “Shakti E-Class”…This one is Shakti on FPGA….Many more customer products are getting ready using Shakti processor and indigenous board, for IESA event at Leela Palace, Bangalore on 19th and 20th […]Continue reading
Hey There – Think about it!! Today’s version of open-source EDA tools, work very well for hierarchical designs sub-25k instance count. For hierarchical designs ~500k instance count, opensource EDA tools are expected to have code which will enable users to pre-place cells like macros/IP’s/memories inside core and create power rings […]Continue reading
Hey There – Think about it!!! Last week, we shared our idea and vision of “How to define the width and height of core and die using opensource EDA tools?” – This is not for toy designs, but for a complex hierarchical designs, with instance count up to 500k instance […]Continue reading
Hey There – Think about it!!! Today’s version of open-source EDA tools, work very well for hierarchical designs sub-25k instance count. For hierarchical designs ~500k instance count, what if, we develop code which will enable users to design/decide chip area based on width and height of chip OR utilization factor […]Continue reading
Online university Course name – Foundation of Computer Systems Design
This course is being taught by Prof. V. Kamakoti, who needs no introduction, who lead India’s first RISC-V microprocessor SHAKTI teamand made all of us proud.
With learning being online, SHAKTI core and ‘vsdflow’ being opensource, this is first-time in the history of VLSI design & EDA (thanks to RISC-V ecosystem and Shakti Team at IITM lead by Prof. Kamakoti), a chip will ever be taped-out using all open source flow, which will cater to almost 80% Indian Semiconductor Market.Continue reading
It wasn’t that bigger deal for Intel because they thought, at the time, it will be 250,000 chips will be sold for 5 years, which isn’t that many. But they were wrong. It was a 100Million computers were sold. And suddenly 8086 from being an emergency back-up was an over-night success and had a very bright future, because it was binary compatible of PC software, and so had great opportunity
Isn’t that an inspiring story?Continue reading
Your feedback has been continuously pushing us to the edge. And I really want to Thank You for all the support you have been giving over the past. Its due to this push, we are now releasing (especially for VLSI freshers), a package, which you just need to download/run. That would install all opensource EDA tools on your UNIX machine plus run a complete RTL-2-GDS on RISC-V core ‘picorv32’.
All you need to do is go to below github link, and follow simple 5 steps given in the README of below link:Continue reading
In last 50 years, there are 3 lessons that we can draw. First – software advances can inspire architecture innovations. Second – when we raise the hardware/software interface, it creates opportunities for architecture innovation. Third – in our field, the way we settle these debates, isn’t by just arguing in a bar, rather people spent/invest billions of dollars to investigate their ideas and marketplace settles these debatesContinue reading
Hi “Pictures speak it all” Finally, we all did it – VSDOpen – first ever online VLSI conference. Very close to a real one – The energy, the keynotes, the presentations – they all were so perfect. VSD would like to thank all participants, keynote speakers and presenters from all […]Continue reading