Free Electronic Lab: Community Leader in Opensource EDA Development

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Free Electronic Lab: Community Leader in Opensource EDA Development

  1. 1. Chitlesh GOORAHDesign & Verification Club Bristol 2010 FUDConBrussels 2007 ­ chitlesh@fedoraproject.org
  2. 2. [ Free Electronic Lab ](formerly Fedora Electronic Lab)An opensource Design and Simulation platform for Micro-ElectronicsA one-stop linux distribution for hardware designMarketing means for opensource EDA developers (Networking)From SPEC, Model, Frontend Design, Backend, Development boards to embedded software. FUDConBrussels 2007 ­ chitlesh@fedoraproject.org
  3. 3. Electronic Designers ProblemsApprox. 6 month design development cycleTackling Design ComplexityLower Power, Lower Cost and Smaller SpaceSemiconductor Industrys neck squeezed in 2008Management (digital/analog) IP Portfolio FUDConBrussels 2007 ­ chitlesh@fedoraproject.org
  4. 4. FUDConBrussels 2007 ­ chitlesh@fedoraproject.org
  5. 5. A basic Design Flow FUDConBrussels 2007 ­ chitlesh@fedoraproject.org
  6. 6. TIP: Use verilator to lint your verilog files.Most of the Veripool tools are available under FEL.They are in sync with Wilson Snyders releases. FUDConBrussels 2007 ­ chitlesh@fedoraproject.org
  7. 7. FUDConBrussels 2007 ­ chitlesh@fedoraproject.org
  8. 8. GTKWave Dont forget its TCL backend Widely used together with SystemC FUDConBrussels 2007 ­ chitlesh@fedoraproject.org
  9. 9. Tools Standard Cell libraries FUDConBrussels 2007 ­ chitlesh@fedoraproject.org
  10. 10. Backend design Open Circuit Design, Electric Alliance, TopedFUDConBrussels 2007 ­ chitlesh@fedoraproject.org
  11. 11. gEDA/gafWell known and famous.A very good example of opensource EDA tool. FUDConBrussels 2007 ­ chitlesh@fedoraproject.org
  12. 12. A Temperature Collector design from Levente Kovacs.Active development and a 3D PCB layout design in development. FUDConBrussels 2007 ­ chitlesh@fedoraproject.org
  13. 13. FELs KICAD aligned with OpenMokos needs fped: OpenMokos Footprint editorFUDConBrussels 2007 ­ chitlesh@fedoraproject.org
  14. 14. FUDConBrussels 2007 ­ chitlesh@fedoraproject.org
  15. 15. GDS to POV (3D) Zoom/RotateFUDConBrussels 2007 ­ chitlesh@fedoraproject.org
  16. 16. Co Simulation Based DesignUML to Perl, TCL or C++ exports.TIP: Heaven, when coupled with Truss & Teal tools. FUDConBrussels 2007 ­ chitlesh@fedoraproject.org
  17. 17. FUDConBrussels 2007 ­ chitlesh@fedoraproject.org
  18. 18. Simple InstallationTrial: Fedora Electronic Lab LiveDVDProduction Environment: On Fedora > 12 or upcoming RHEL / CentOS 6 # yum groupinstall Electronic Lab FUDConBrussels 2007 ­ chitlesh@fedoraproject.org
  19. 19. Who are using FEL ?Universities around the world - US, UK, France, India, Mexico, Brazil, ItalySmall companies & consulting companiesLinux For You magazine Published twice (Jan 08, Jan 09)Basic opensource EDA tools Sun Microsystems, IBM, ST Microelectronics, Analog Devices, On Semi conductors FUDConBrussels 2007 ­ chitlesh@fedoraproject.org
  20. 20. FEL User and Developer benefits FUDConBrussels 2007 ­ chitlesh@fedoraproject.org
  21. 21. Free Electronic Lab 6.0 ? Satisfy User “ME” Strengthening the Backbone Ensuring Interchangeability FrontEnd design experience Port to the Entreprise Class OS Step into the opensource IP env FUDConBrussels 2007 ­ chitlesh@fedoraproject.org
  22. 22. Questions & AnswersThank you,The Free Electronic Lab teamhttp://spins.fedoraproject.org/fel/electronic­lab@lists.fedoraproject.org FUDConBrussels 2007 ­ chitlesh@fedoraproject.org

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