The OpenROAD project attacks the barriers of Cost, Expertise and Uncertainty (i.e., Risk) that block the feasibility of hardware design in advanced technologies.
Problem: Hardware design requires too much effort, cost and time.
Challenge: Costs and the “expertise gap” block system designers’ access to advanced technology.
Objective: Enable no-human-in-loop, 24-hour design to remove the barrier to hardware innovation
Prof. Kahng & the OpenROAD team are aiming to develop open-source tools that achieve autonomous, 24-hour layout implementation.
PowerPoint & video presentation from 2021 ERI Summit
24-hour, No-Human-In-The-Loop layout design for SOC with no Power-Performance-Area (PPA) loss Tapeout-capable tools in source code form, with permissive licensing → seed future “Linux of EDA”