Precision Innovations Inc and Abacus Semiconductor Corporation partner to foster open-source SoC design using OpenROAD across the semiconductor user community

Precision Innovations is partnering with Abacus Semiconductor Corporation to expand the use of open-source based SoC design software as part of its FOSS and Security ecosystem.  Precision’s OpenROAD based SoC design tools with proprietary extensions use permissive licensing thereby providing key advantages of open, collaborative, rapid design turn-around  with security features and easy code access […]

The OpenROAD 7nm Design Contest Results are announced!

The OpenROAD 7nm Design contest broke many barriers– engaging a diverse global community to participate, learn and compete to solve challenging design problems using popular RISC-V base cores and an advanced technology node using asap7. Participants had the opportunity to learn IC design skills and apply the OpenROAD native flow -OpenROAD-flow-scripts through custom training videos […]

An ML-based ICCAD contest for Static IR Drop Estimation

Static IR drop is critical at advanced node design closure. We invite you to participate in this interesting and challenging OpenROAD-based ML contest by Steel Perlot and ASU announced at ICCAD 2023: Problem C: . Stay tuned for more updates!

Energy Efficient Design Starts with the Architecture

Developed with funding from DARPA MTO’s Intelligent Design of Electronic Assets (IDEA) program, OpenROAD™ provides Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) and System on Chip (SoC) design teams with an open source, no-human-in-loop, 24-hour chip place-and-route solution. OpenROAD’s value proposition is that it brings down the barriers of cost, expertise and unpredictability of proprietary solutions which […]

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 […]

Effective Design Productivity and Performance Management using GitHub Notifications

OpenROAD™ aims to continually improve the quality of the application and results i.e PPA for designs. One of the ways to do this is to track CI both internally within the project tools and design repository and enable users to manage their design and CI environment.  OpenROAD uses METRICS2.1 to log design data and track […]

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 […]