OpenROAD 2022: Year End Review

2022 has been a very exciting and productive year for the OpenROAD project. We made good progress across main project areas including core technologies, tool quality, PPA outcomes and targeted outreach programs. This has led to a wider usage of our tools in various applications and an exponential growth in our user community. Our core […]

Automated SoC, Mixed-Signal Design using OpenROAD and OpenFASoC

OpenROAD is a foundational application for open-source VLSI design from RTL to GDSII. It is used widely by many popular Open Source tools and initiatives that foster and enable ASIC and FPGA design flows and methodologies. One such initiative is  FASoC, a DARPA-funded program across multiple universities and industry leaders such as Arm, led by […]

Using Git Action For OpenLane Design Change Management

The OpenROAD project contains a specific repository that defines a set of useful actions that can be triggered to implement several valuable functions. Refer to the repository The file lists the actions provided for various useful functions that can be applied to the OpenROAD project repositories. One such function is openlane_run. The action […]

MPW designs in OpenROAD CI improve quality for everyone

OpenROAD is committed to continuously improving software quality and robustness since it is the key engine for OpenLane and potentially other open-source flow controllers. This primarily hinges on two main goals: Ensuring  broad coverage for design size and functionality Catching and fixing software and tool problems earlier in the development cycle OpenROAD deploys a CI […]

OpenROAD – Key Milestones on the Road towards Good PPA

OpenROAD – Key Milestones on the Road towards Good PPA Overview OpenROAD is the leading open-source digital place-and-route solution, providing easy access and removing the cost barriers of commercial VLSI design tools. OpenROAD’s vision and focus is to democratize semiconductor design automation from RTL-to-GDS. The impact of OpenROAD’s innovation and outreach is visible in the […]