Last Thursday, 8th November 2007, the very first Fedora Electronic Lab LiveCD was released officially. This LiveCD is based on Fedora 8 KDE along with almost all electronic design tools.
Fedora’s Electronic Laboratory provides a complete electronic laboratory setup with reliable open source design tools in order to meet one’s requirements to keep one in pace with current technological race. Project management tools such as spreadsheet, gantt diagram, mindmapping tools…. are also included. This Electronic Laboratory can either be deployed by:
- yum or
- a Fedora Electronic Lab LiveCD
For Fedora 8′s release, “Fedora Electronic Lab” targets mainly the Micro-Nano Electronic Engineering field. It introduces:
- tools for Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) Design Flow process to the Fedora Collection.
- extra open source standard cell libraries supporting a feature size of 0.13µm. (more than 300 MB)
- extracted spice decks which can be simulated with gnucap/ngspice or any spice simulators.
- interoperability between various packages in order to achieve different design flows.