2020 International Conference On Computer Aided Design

The Premier Conference Devoted to Technical Innovations in Electronic Design Automation

November 2-5, 2020San Diego Mission Bay Resort

MP Associates, Inc.

THURSDAY November 07, 8:30am - 5:30pm | Westminster IV

Second Workshop on Open-Source EDA Technology (WOSET)
Sherief Reda - Brown Univ.
Andrew Kahng - Univ. of California, San Diego
Sachin Sapatnekar - Univ. of Minnesota
Mohamned Shalan - The American Univ. in Cairo

The cost and difficulty of IC design in advanced nodes have stifled hardware design innovation and raised unprecedented barriers to bringing new design ideas to the marketplace. Notably, commercial EDA tools have become both expensive and highly complex, as they are aimed at leading-edge, expert users. Unlike the thriving software community, which enjoys a large number of open-source operating systems, compilers, libraries and applications, the hardware community lacks such an ecosystem. This workshop aims to organise the open-source EDA movement. The workshop will bring together EDA researchers who are committed to open-source principles to share their experiences and coordinate efforts towards developing a reliable, fully open-source EDA flow. The workshop will feature presentations and posters that overview existing or under-development open-source tools, designs and technology libraries. A live demo-session for tools in advanced state will be planned. The workshop will feature a panel on the present status and future challenges of open-source EDA, and how to coordinate efforts and ensure quality and interoperability across open-source tools. A cash award will be given for a Best Tool Award. Submission categories: - Overview of an existing or under-development open-source EDA tool - Overview of support infrastructure, such as databases, file formats, and design benchmarks. - Open-source cloud-based tools - Position statements (e.g. critical gaps, blockers/obstacles).