“Design at $0” is an initiative driven by our team at VSD.Working in open environment is much easier process as all the resources are openly available, but here arise the loophole.
Few months back, I had posted the below floorplan of picoSoC, which is a simple (yet powerful) example of SoC using picoRV32, which can run code directly from SPI flash chip and can be used as a turn-key solution for trivial tasks in ASIC and FPGA designs
A working chip is all using opensource EDA tools (no more license fee). Of course, its taped-out in 180nm technology. But who knows, this might be just the beginning. Upcoming blogs will talk more about the commercial angle of this. Let’s see how it is going to benefit student/professionals/innovators community