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Guest Editors' Introduction: The Resurgence of Open- Source EDA Technology

Sherief Reda, Leon Stok, Pierre-Emmanuel Gaillardon
2021 IEEE design & test  
Finally, the paper titled "Real Silicon Using Open-Source EDA" demonstrates that complete open-source tooling can be used to design industrial quality digital circuits.  ...  With the advent of open silicon IP ecosystems, such as RISCV, Chips Alliance, and Free Silicon Foundation, the time has come to reinvigorate the open-source movement in EDA tools.  ... 
doi:10.1109/mdat.2020.3038851 fatcat:4l7qn46wvjfn7cjrvnmweci4sm

Free IC Design in Education (presentation)

Aleksandar Pajkanovic
2021 Zenodo  
perform very well in so many areas where low cost, low power consumption and stability are of interest Join the effort to demonstrate real silicon examples designed using openly free/open tools Popularize  ...  Humenberger and SymbioticEDA IC design, free tools, free PDK The Three Things revisited: Books, fora, blogs, communities, videos ← ideas, schematic Open source software IC EDA tools ← silicon proven!  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.5667555 fatcat:6mabkkc6knaopd7lr37idtnkse

Open Source CMOS General Purpose Operational Amplifier (presentation)

Aleksandar Pajkanovic
2021 Zenodo  
Open source software IC EDA tools have matured enough, carried on the wings of the open source hardware community and backed up by the industry ← silicon proven!  ...  project design kit -PDK ← fail Open source software IC EDA tools have matured enough, carried on the wings of the open source hardware community and backed up by the industry ← silicon proven!  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.5667512 fatcat:nsrhr3jfife4fi4ypj6rbl4uh4

Free IC Design in Education

Aleksandar Pajkanović
2021 Zenodo  
Nevertheless, they've proven that it is possible to create silicon ready designs using nothing but the free and open source tools [10] .  ...  open source PDK of a CMOS technology node.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.6506380 fatcat:ryfkqemwpzdrjplyd2zoux5gem


Francine Bacchini, David Maliniak, Terry Doherty, Peter McShane, Suhas A. Pai, Sriram Sundararajan, Soo-Kwan Eo, Pascal Urard
2005 Proceedings of the 42nd annual conference on Design automation - DAC '05  
PANEL SUMMARY Electronic System-Level design has arrived -but can ESL provide the bridge from systems to silicon?  ...  Comprised of real world designers, this DAC ESL panel will examine and debate what works, what doesn't, and what the gaps are in the methodology and tool offerings.  ...  What other industry-level initiatives would be of use -standard TLM methodology, or other? Tools: Do you use commercial tools or open source software? What was your selection criteria?  ... 
doi:10.1145/1065579.1065602 dblp:conf/dac/BacchiniMDMPSEU05 fatcat:s4hyigwwtbbkdha2hue2qqx73e

Lessons from an Open Source Business

Fred Dixon
2011 Technology Innovation Management Review  
Our main message is that the focus must be on creating a successful open source project first, for without it, no company in the ecosystem can flourish.  ...  Creating a successful company is difficult; but creating a successful company, a successful open source project, and a successful ecosystem all at the same time is much more difficult.  ...  The author explains how his company (Crack Semiconductor) developed commercially successful cryptographic silicon IP using entirely open source EDA technologies and how another company (SiCortex) pushed  ... 
doaj:3a965681b64b4675aa5310bc0d0d75ad fatcat:lbc4bf6rdfd5dhl6ivegacpn7y

Free IC Design in Education

Aleksandar Pajkanović
2021 Zenodo  
Nevertheless, they've proven that it is possible to create silicon ready designs using nothing but the free and open source tools [10] .  ...  open source PDK of a CMOS technology node.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.5543330 fatcat:5lrp4lb4yfcxfelf6i66qyu6re

Open-source Hardware: Opportunities and Challenges [article]

Gagan Gupta, Tony Nowatzki, Vinay Gangadhar, Karthikeyan Sankaralingam
2016 arXiv   pre-print
We believe that open source can similarly help hardware innovation, but has not yet due to several reasons.  ...  Software innovation, on the other hand, is flourishing, helped in good measure by a thriving open-source ecosystem.  ...  Once the design meets its functional specification, free commercial and/or open-source EDA tools could be used to develop a test-chip, and fabricated using a fab shuttle.  ... 
arXiv:1606.01980v2 fatcat:zphgy6a5hvhdtg6pslxi6jnyn4

Adapting the DMTCP Plugin Model for Checkpointing of Hardware Emulation [article]

Rohan Garg and Kapil Arya and Jiajun Cao and Gene Cooperman and Jeff Evans and Ankit Garg and Neil A. Rosenberg and K. Suresh
2017 arXiv   pre-print
The plugin model enables a three-way collaboration: allowing a circuit designer and emulator vendor to each contribute separate proprietary plugins while sharing an open source software framework from  ...  The three parties are: the EDA designer, who is concerned with formal verification of a circuit design; the DMTCP developers, who are concerned with providing transparent checkpointing during the circuit  ...  This plugin model has been used recently to demonstrate checkpointing of 32,752 MPI processes on a supercomputer at TACC (Texas Advanced Computing Center) [5] . DMTCP itself is free and open source.  ... 
arXiv:1703.00897v1 fatcat:msqsratwenh2np7np7w5mn2y34

Open source hardware is here to stay

Frank K. Gürkaynak
2021 Zenodo  
In the last five years, open source hardware has moved from being a little-known niche activity to become an essential research vehicle and has even established itself in commercial business plans.  ...  The user group around Open-RISC later ended up founding the Free and Open Source Silicon (FOSSi) Foundation [5] and organized a small meeting called ORConf in 2012.  ...  How does the public, academia and industry benefit from open source hardware? In all reality, if OSH did not have real benefits, it would not survive on its principles alone.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.4719698 fatcat:diunjhs3zjbrffp5rzkp757cry

DFM Challenges and Solutions for 14nm FinFET

Ravi Dhanani, Bhavesh Soni
2015 Communications on Applied Electronics  
Along with the DRC/LVS checks which deal with the physical verification processes, in lower technologies nodes, DFM should also be equally given importance as without it, it is impossible to achieve the silicon  ...  But it is not possible to fabricate exactly the same shapes as it looks like on your EDA tools. As we are transforming in advanced nodes, conventional light sources like KrF is no longer useful.  ...  As of now we can use ArF as a light source for 16nm and 14nm with double patterning only due to the limitation of minimum distance which can be fabricated on the silicon.  ... 
doi:10.5120/cae-1693 fatcat:yy3bx76wknhbfdibrn2nx366qa

Free/Open Source EDA Tools Application in Digital IC Design Curricula (presentation)

Aleksandar Pajkanovic
2021 Zenodo  
silicon examples designed using openly free/open tools popularize these tools, technology and electronics build a world-class university level course Since we've seen successful open standards (e.g.  ...  of almost everyone, except a number of established vendors Open source software IC design tools have become an alternative Open source community has poured over from software to hardware as well to the  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.5667500 fatcat:7gkeev3gp5fvlctfvhikb33siq

Tutorial: Open-Source EDA and Machine Learning for IC Design: A Live Update

Abdelrahman Hosny, Andrew B. Kahng
2020 2020 33rd International Conference on VLSI Design and 2020 19th International Conference on Embedded Systems (VLSID)  
His Ph.D. research tries to make silicon compilation catch up with advance in software compilation: free, open source and easy to use.  ...  Open-source EDA is rapidly enabling new waves of innovation on many fronts.  ...  Carloni will present ESP, the open-source research platform for heterogeneous system-on-chip design. ESP combines an architecture and a methodology.  ... 
doi:10.1109/vlsid49098.2020.00016 dblp:conf/vlsid/HosnyK20 fatcat:gsvvnrgbr5dpdjwkkx63jnf2f4

Open Source Hardware and EDA Tools for Analog/Mixed-Signal Design and Prototyping

Naohiko Shimizu, Junichi Akita, Marie-Minerve Louerat, Haralampos-G. Stratigopoulos, Jean-Paul Chaput, Dimitri Galayko
2018 2018 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS)  
The paper aims at stimulating a discussion on the prospect and potentiality of open source electronic design automation tools and open source hardware.  ...  In light of this reality, as of today there have been many attempts towards open source EDA tools (OSEDA) and open source hardware (OSHW), turning electronic circuits and systems design from being a "privilege  ...  Open source in this context means that the source code of EDA tools and netlist, layout, benchmark suites, etc., of a hardware design, are made publicly available and are freely distributed with no discrimination  ... 
doi:10.1109/iscas.2018.8351884 dblp:conf/iscas/ShimizuALSCG18 fatcat:q77kjse3ozg3tb2eudmnwflf7q

Utility of the OpenAccess database in academic research

David. A. Papa, Igor L. Markov, Philip Chong
2006 Proceedings of the 2006 conference on Asia South Pacific design automation - ASP-DAC '06  
The proliferation of OpenAccess is opening promising new research opportunities to academic communities.  ...  The benefits of adopting an OpenAccess based approach to EDA research are growing, and we review a number of them.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The authors thank the OpenAccess Coalition and the OpenAccess development team for providing the OpenAccess database to the academic community under an open-source license, allowing academic  ... 
doi:10.1145/1118299.1118408 fatcat:wtvgrh5ofjhbdevlvpmzwcfv64
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