If you have been following VSDOpen for the last 5-years, the theme has been maintained – What VSD did last year and what VSD will do next year
VSDOpen conference is an attempt to bring out some cutting-edge activities especially around open-source EDA with a special focus on skill development using open and proprietary tools. VSDOpen also focuses on milestones achieved by VSD in the past year, and some interesting projects which VSD will be working on in the next year. It’s like the VSD Annual Hands-on meeting where everyone is invited for free and allowed to rate us for our work 🙂
VSD – IIIT Bangalore – Unique example of industry-academia collaboration – 12 chip tapeouts in 2 months
VSD-IIIT Bangalore to set a unique industry-academia model for all colleges across India regarding how tapeout-oriented ASIC design courses can be a part of a full semester curriculum, given the amount of flexibility for curriculum change and mapping to latest industry needs. And thanks to Google/Skywater/efabless for opening up the foundry information, due to which we were able to provide chip design and manufacturing experience to a whole cohort.
Traditional pieces of training have taken an orthogonal shift, post-release of open-source EDA tools and SKY130 foundry. This has brought a huge opportunity for semiconductor ed-tech companies like VSD to close a wide gap within many training companies that have shifted their curriculum from theoretical PDK to real PDK. If you are a student, who is reading this email, do not panic if you are not aware of PDK. This is something which we are covering in the workshop.
The different projects which we have here are 1) modifying RISC-V core so that it recognizes all these instructions to a vector accelerator 2) vector accelerator itself is decoding vector instructions and managing the execution and retirement of these vector instructions
You might have seen the above image in one form or another, in different our blogs or VSD websites. Every trapezoid in above image is […]
Constant development of tools often breaks something internally which can lead to other issues. Hence there is a need to test the tool for its previous supporting features. But the tool needs an environment to get launched and good test cases to test the features. This is called as “Continuous Integration (CI)”. I
From nothing to Tapeout Ready basic designs – These 7 students have seen it all. Congratulations to all of them. Great start to their semiconductor career.
Here’s the link with their design details-
VSD promises to deliver similar IP design workshops in upcoming days, followed by the next big leap – SoC design workshop with VSD SoC generator using all VSD IPs developed by VSD community using Skywater 130 nm technology node.
Above article does talk about chip shortage, which is due to increased demand of consumer electronics like laptops, tablets, mobiles, which was never the case […]