[Libre-soc-dev] CVC integration into Coriolis
luke.leighton at gmail.com
Mon Nov 22 17:43:04 GMT 2021
On Mon, Nov 22, 2021 at 4:54 PM D. Mitch Bailey <d.bailey at shuharisystem.com>
> I wrote the following response to Jean-Paul yesterday and cc'ed the
> mailing list, but it didn't show up in the digest. :(
because you sent it to
libre-soc-dev-request at lists.libre-soc.org,
libre-soc-dev at lists.libre-soc.org
<libre-soc-dev-request at lists.libre-soc.org>,
CVC is more of an ERC tool than a logical equivalency checker, but could
> probably modify it to do at least simple LEQ checks, at first.
> Excited to work together, but as I asked Jean-Paul,
jean-paul is not the signatory of the NLnet Memorandum of Understanding: i
> could you register my company rather than me as an individual?
the MoU will not care what entity receives the Charitable Donation. if you
be taxed on Charitable Donations via a Corporate Entity you are more than
to take that route.
if you can reply on-list (to libre-soc-dev rather than
we can carry on the conversation there.
D. Mitch Bailey
> -------- Forwarded Message --------
> Subject: Re: CVC integration into Coriolis
> Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2021 13:51:27 +0900
> From: D. Mitch Bailey <d.bailey at shuharisystem.com>
> <d.bailey at shuharisystem.com>
> To: Jean-Paul.Chaput at lip6.fr
> CC: libre-soc-dev-request at lists.libre-soc.org, 'SHR／山内さん'
> <k.yamauchi at shuharisystem.com> <k.yamauchi at shuharisystem.com>
> Hi Jean-Paul, Marie,
> Hello Mitch,
> As Luke said, I'm now back from a short vacation. And I'm the
> main contact for the P&R and extraction, but my colleague
> Marie-Minerve is also heavily involved.
> On Fri, 2021-11-19 at 15:17 +0900, D. Mitch Bailey wrote:
> For the past year, I've been working intermittently on a device level
> LVS flow using magic/netgen for google/efabless/skywater and integrating
> CVC into that design flow.
> If Libre-SOC has a chip-level spice netlist publicly available, I'd be
> willing to check it for errors.
> Coriolis generates netlists of the design in spice format.
> As Luke also said, the standard cells gate netlists (the only to
> contains transistors are shipped with the libraries as nsxlib).
> But there are remaining problems:
> * The netlists instanciating standard cells gates *do not*
> respect the interface ordering. This is a missing feature that
> will be added in the upcoming monts to Coriolis (read the
> spice netlists of the gates to know their order).
> For TSMC we had to "instert" a intermediate spice level
> just to reorder them. Necessary but very tedious work.
> Had this same problem with the initial openlane interface. Ended up
> putting wrappers around all the standard cells, but I automated it so it
> was that much trouble. Maybe we could use the same method with Coriolis
> until the pin order is fixed. (FWIW, Openlane went with alphabetical order).
> * In the sxlib version of Libre-SOC, you will still lack the
> transistor level netlists of the SRAM blocks and PLL.
> So you may not be able to check thoses parts.
> openlane uses source verilog netlists combined with standard cell spice
> netlists to do LVS at a device level using the netgen program. CVC requires
> a spice netlist and doesn't handle verilog, so what I'm doing now is using
> the extracted transistor level netlist for verification. If you have
> Calibre LVS rules, it's not too hard to create a full chip transistor level
> netlist for CVC verification.
> In Alliance/Coriolis toolchain *in real mode* we still have
> a missing link, the layout extractor. I think OpenROAD has
> a gate level one, but we would like a transistor-level one.
> I everything goes according to plan, we will be starting
> the development of one next year, with very basic features.
> openlane uses magic do create a device level netlist used for LVS.
> However, netgen and magic were originally written over 30 years ago and
> have been extensively patched. I hear klayout also does extraction and LVS
> but haven't looked into it.
> Mitch, would you be interested to receive some donations from NLnet to
> cover the integration: documentation, automated script to build the tool,
> cover discussion with LIP6 Engineers on how to do the integration itself,
> etc etc.
> That would be fantastic! Is it possible to have the donation made to my
> D. Mitch Bailey
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