November 30, 2009 • 07:17
First, I would like to thank Wolfgang Spraul for adding my blog to the Planet Qi Hardware: Freedom Redefined.
So, hello Planet Qi Hardware
I’m Chitlesh Goorah (a digital IC design engineer) and contribute to the opensource EDA community through the Fedora Project during my spare time. Together with a couple of contributors and upstream developers, we hope to provide opensource Hardware communities with opensource EDA software that satisfy real life electronic design flows through Fedora Electronic Lab.
While my passion is ASIC design, we try our best to provide “design flow” solutions and interoperability rather than point software. That said, I believe this blog post about OpenMoko will give you an idea where FEL stands.
Please feel free to contact me if you feel we can improve the bridge between opensource Hardware communities and opensource EDA software communities.
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It is with great pleasure that today I’ve a featured blog on EDACafe. My name is Chitlesh Goorah. I will be exposing different opensource solutions which will interest both EDA engineers and ASIC designers.
Some of you may know me from my work behind Fedora Electronic Lab. For about three years now, we are proposing an opensource ASIC design and simulation platform, which is fairly well accepted by many universities around the world. We are working closely with many upstream projects such as gEDA, veripool, open circuit design, … in order to ensure interoperability between our solutions.
At the same time, Fedora developers are introducing Windows cross-compilers for the next version. Thereby, EDA vendors can also use Fedora or entreprise-class distribution such as RHEL or CentOS as a development ground for their products.
Later, I will introduce other features such as virtualisation, mass deployment, various design handoff checking facilities, … etc each accompanying with at least an example. Many designers and CAD engineers are already using opensource tools such as Vi, Emacs, svn, … I am looking forward to read your comments on my next posts.
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February 26, 2009 • 19:44
My blog “EDA tools on Fedora” is listed on SKMurphy Inc.’s list of “bloggers covering Electronic Design Automation.”.
Fedora 11′s release approaching quickly. Fedora/EPEL users will have more Hardware verification means at their disposal. I myself am using those perl modules to verify spinned ICs and comparing results with my design models. With the deployment time of 1 min and at the same time automated, my project specific testing methodology is no longer a “Oh no testing again!!” Guess I have to blog about it soon
Rawhide has gtkwave-3.2.0 with improved dragged and dropped from multiple gtkwave session from rtlbrowse which now supports tabs and searching. Additional features include dynamic zoom to end, improved interactive VCD loading and many improved ergonomics. GTKWave’s TCL support improves glitch detection on IC during model comparison. Something very handy to Test engineers.
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