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 🙂
Well, that’s was just a demo of the powerful efabless platform. Do you want to know more about this powerful yet simple platform? Do you want to build complete SoC using this platform? We did an entire webinar on this, and here’s the copy of it.
our company to move from LMS (Learning Management System) to EMS (EDA Management System), and finally we envision, very soon to be in DMS (Design Management System).Talking about ‘vsdflow’, it’s the main theme of this paper, and if I had to describe it in few lines, it’s a ‘plug and play (PnP)’ EDA management system, built for chip designers to implement their ideas and convert to GDSII.
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
Why “integrated”? Because at lower nodes, you have to integrate other parts of the flow. Sign-off (you can see power and timing buttons below), clock tree synthesis (you can see synthesis button) must be integrated, so we have a fully integrated PnR flow that we built from day one.
a RISC-V cpu core is being placed using end-to-end opensource EDA tool. This is possible due constant effort and dedication by so many visionary people in industry, and will let you know all details about all of them very soon.
RISC-V is a new set of instructions, that is developed in Computer Science division of EECS department at University of California, Berkeley and now, it is all set to become standard open architecture for industries
online VLSI courses using open-source tools, VSDSYNTH, our new product (currently in beta testing) is unique UI that will take in inputs in form of RTL netlist and read standard SDC format constraints. The UI will generate synthesized netlist and pre-layout timing reports, hereby giving you first hand information on the quality of your RTL design
A high-level program, like swap.c as shown below is first converted to an assembly language program (RISC-V in below example) using compiler. This assembly language is converted to binary machine language program using an assembler. This level of abstraction of your application using high-level programming languages like C, C++, Java or Visual Basic, proves to be a great idea to improve design
Above images plays a huge role in closing on gaps between a tool user (customers who use the tool) and product engineer/manager (one who manages the tool TCL interface)