Saturday, February 4, 2023

13 Free And Open Source Software For Chip Designing And Viewing

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6. Logic Analyzer

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Compatible OS: Windows

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Turn the Papilio One into a 32 channel Logic Analzyer.

7. OwlVision GDSII Viewer

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Compatible OS: Windows, Linux, MAC

OwlVision is a free software project aimed at developing a GDSII viewer by using Java programming language. Virtually, the program can be run on all of the platforms, including MS Windows, MacOS, UNIX, GNU/Linux, etc.

8. Papilio Arduino IDE

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Compatible OS: Windows

Integrates the Papilio Loader and AVR8 Soft Processor into the Arduino IDE to allow seamless usage of the Arduino IDE with the Papilio One.

9. Papilio Loader

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Compatible OS: Windows

Load bitstreams generated by Xilinx ISE to the Papilio One. Version 2.0 beta as Java GUI Windows version

10. RapidSmith

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Compatible OS: Windows, Linux

RapidSmith is a research-based FPGA CAD tool framework written in Java for modern Xilinx FPGAs. Based on XDL, its objective is to serve as a rapid prototyping platform for research ideas and algorithms relating to low level FPGA CAD tools.

11. Signs

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Compatible OS: Windows

Signs is a development environment for hardware designs in VHDL and other hardware description languages.

12. SOC Description Language

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Compatible OS: Windows

SOCDL generates RTL register interfaces and supporting infrastructure for Systems On a Chip from a single-point-of-edit master register description. Template-driven design eases customization.

13. zamiaCAD

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Compatible OS: Windows, Linux, Mac OSX

zamiaCAD is a modular and extensible platform for advanced hardware design, analysis, and research.


The writer is a senior correspondent at EFY, Gurgaon

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