Know what Pentagon is? It is a plane figure which has 5-straight sides and 5-angles. For a perfect pentagon, it needs all its sides and angles to be the same, till the last decimal. Do you know what is the similarity between pentagon and our upcoming workshop “Advanced Physical Design workshop using OpenLANE/SKY130”? Look above image and you would guess it right. It is a perfect blend of topics where even a fresher can jump-start his/her career in chip design in just 5-days
VSD Research IP design 8-week internship were a series of stories about people and students reaching great heights, using available resources. Thanks to Pandemic, every VSD student from every corner of the world realized the power of open-source EDA for VLSI learning/trainings.
to build the shell script for ‘vsdflow’ on CentOS, and finally I have the first cut ready. You just need to follow steps given in below link for CentOS, and all opensource EDA tools (PNR, STA, Layout, LVS) will be installed on your system. There are 2 testcases (picorv32 and spi_slave) inside the below link to test whether all tools have been installed or not. After running the shell script in below link, you need run the testcase
“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
A good takeaway from above is which is the best flow – Well, there is no single answer to this. You can use “flow 1”, if your organization is constrained by cost and comparable performance, and you can go for “flow 2” if performance is the criteria.
the flowchart is what you need to understand just to be an expert in the field of VLSI and semiconductors. Every topic shown in above image is a field, and every topic has a beautiful physics behind it, which when blended with tools in a video course, becomes a master-piece
In on opensource RISC-V implementation flow, you move from right (Hardware) to Left (application program), and then coming from left, if you stop at middle (RISC-V ISA), that’s when you start thinking about this architecture from all angles, like sta, drc, congestion, clock skew, io latency, static and dynamic power, IR and many more
Hi Glad to have a prestigious institution (University of Illinois) and a market leader in Library characterization/modelling (Paripath) as our technology partners. For more, read […]
Its static though, but really efficient….. I am referring to voltage-in-voltage-out VIVO model which is nothing but a current table as a function of input […]
“You will never know your limits unless you push yourself to them” That was the exact atmosphere of entire room in which I conducted STA […]