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    EDA Open Source Tools Wiki

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    The concept of open source and free sharing of technological information existed long before EDA or computers. Open source software is software that is made available to the public, enabling anyone to use it without paying royalties or fees. Open source software evolves through community cooperation (crowdsourcing) with the sharing of experiences and ideas that can then be incorporated into future releases.

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    Comparison of EDA Software on Wikipedia
    open source software for IC design - Survey of Layout Software, free cheap and expensive.
    EDA Utilities - Free tools include: DesignPlayer- Unified GUI platform which encapsulates a
    complete IP-XACT solution( vhdl2ipxact, verilog2ipxact, ipxact2verilog,
    ipxact2vhdlentity, Memory Register & Bitfield capture
    ), Baya ( SoC Platform assembly and IP Integration
    hookup)
    , and miscellaneous utilities such as - Verilog module
    flattener, verilog2vhdl, Verilog preprocessor, sortvhdl, sortverilog,
    preprocessverilog, design hierarchy and module dependency browser, testbench
    generators (gentbvlog and gentbvhdl), Verilog Hierarchy Creation Tool,
    findinstornets (find nets and instances matching a regular expression),
    removehierarchy (remove Verilog Design Hierarchy, removeassignment (removes
    concurrent assignment statements from netlist), VHDL RTL parser, Verilog RTL parser, Verilog
    netlist parser, Verilog2C++ / Verilog2SystemC

    TCAD (OpenSource TCAD)
    Aestimo http://aestimo.ndct.org
    • Aestimo 1D Schrödinger-Poisson Solver


    AFORS-HET: numerical simulation of Solar Cells and Measurements http://www.helmholtz-berlin.de/forsc.../index_en.html

    • No longer open source


    Archimedes http://www.gnu.org/software/archimedes/

    • Archimedes is the GNU package for the design and simulation of submicron semiconductor devices. It is a 2D Fast Monte Carlo simulator which can take into account all the relevant quantum effects, thank to the implementation of the Bohm effective potential method. (excerpt)
    • See nano-archimedes below


    Charon Device Simulator



    Device Simulation Laboratory--Yuh-Renn Wu http://yrwu-wk.ee.ntu.edu.tw/

    • (1D-DDCC) One Dimensional Poisson, Drift-diffsuion, and Schrodinger Solver
    • (2D-DDCC) Two Dimensional, Poisson, Drif-diffsuion, Schrodinger, and thermal Solver & Ray Tracing Method
    • (3D-DDCC) Three Dimensional FEM Poisson, Drif-diffsuion, and thermal Solver + 3D Schroinger Equation solver


    DEVSIM http://www.devsim.com/blog



    FLOOXS Manual http://www.flooxs.ece.ufl.edu/index.php/Main_Page

    • FLOOPS
    • FLOODS


    Genius https://github.com/cogenda/Genius-TCAD-Open



    nano-archimedes http://www.nano-archimedes.com

    • nano-archimedes is based on the platform implemented for Archimedes (see above).
    • The code is able to simulate time dependent, full quantum, multi-dimensional phenomena such as wave phase breaking and single electron ballistic transport with open boundary conditions, electron dynamics in molecular systems, etc.


    NanoFEM platform http://www.gospa.ws/en/projects/nanofem-platform/

    • A Software Platform for Nanoscale Device Simulation and Visualization -- NanoFEM Platform


    nanoHUB http://www.nanohub.org

    • Online Simulation And More For Nanotechnology


    NanoTCAD ViDES http://vides.nanotcad.com

    • NanoTCAD ViDES is a device simulator able to compute transport in nanoscale devices, and it is particularly devoted to the assessment of the performance of graphene based transistors. In particular, it self-consistently solves the Poisson equation (both 2D and 3D) together with quantum transport equation within the NEGF formalism.


    NEMO3D http://cobweb.ecn.purdue.edu/~gekco/nemo3D/


    OpenMX http://www.openmx-square.org/

    • Open source package for Material eXplorer


    Organic Photovoltaic Device Model - Opvdm

    • Opvdm is a drift diffusion model specifically designed to model organic photovoltaic (OPV) devices.


    Ports of TCAD Software to Win32 and Linux http://home.comcast.net/~john.faricelli/tcad.htm

    • Postmini Graphical Postprocessor
    • Ports of Pisces and Minimos


    secs2d http://octave.sourceforge.net/secs2d

    • A Drift-Diffusion simulator for 2d semiconductor devices


    SGFramework http://homepages.cae.wisc.edu/~hitchon/



    Stanford http://www-tcad.stanford.edu



    TU-Wien http://www.iue.tuwien.ac.at/software/

    • Minimos-NT A two-dimensional device and circuit simulator
    • Minimos 6.1 A two- and three-dimensional MOS simulator
    • Minimos 6.1 Win A Win32 port of MINIMOS 6.1
    • deLink 1.0 A three-dimensional Delaunay mesh generator
    • Sap' A two- and three-dimensional interconnect simulator
    • Simon A single electron device and circuit simulator
    • Promis A two-dimensional process simulator
    • SIESTA Optimization Framework
    • ViennaMOS http://viennamos.sourceforge.net/
    • ViennaSHE A multidimensional deterministic Boltzmann equation solver based on Spherical Harmonics Expansions http://viennashe.sourceforge.net/
    • VMC 1.0 A Monte Carlo simulator for classical transport in semiconductors


    Semiconductor IP

    GeneratorsTools, Simulators, Etc.
    PCB/Discretes
    gschem, pcb, gerbv - Tools from the gEDA suite for Linux.
    KiCad - PCB schematics and layout for Windows and Linux.
    eSim - Combines KiCad and Ngspice for PCB layout and simulation.
    TinyCad - Schematic entry for Windows
    FreePCB - Layout for Windows only
    DesignSpark - Schematic entry and layout for Windows, Linux soon. Free but NOT Open Source.
    Webtronics - Web-based schematic entry. Intended for sharing designs.
    SnapEDA - Free symbols, models and footprints for: OrCAD, Altium, Eagle and KiCAD.
    SamacSys - Free PCB libraries for ECAD tools (Altium, CADSTAR, DesignSpark, DipTrace, Eagle, OrCAD, PADS, Pulsonix, Target, xDX Designer)
    Digital
    Nuvem AMI - Verilog simulation in the Amazon cloud, provided by Silicon Blocks.
    Vlang
    - Verification language
    Vlang UVM - Verification language supporting UVM (Universal Verification Methodology)
    Cocotb Co-simulation environment. Verify your VHDL / [System]Verilog using Python. See: Webinar for introduction.
    Qflow - digital synthesis flow using Verilog
    Yosys - an open synthesis suite using Verilog-2005.
    CVC - Verilog simulator from Tachyon Design Automation
    Icarus Verilog - comprehensive (if not fast)
    Electric VLSI Design System - From HDL to layout and some extra
    GHDL - VHDL simulator
    Verilator - Fast Verilog simulator for synthesizable subset
    FreeHDL - VHDL simulator
    SAVANT - VHDL analyzer, TyVIS - VHDL simulation kernel, from Clifton Labs
    IP-XACT Solution - Complete IP-XACT ( 1685 - 2009 ) Solutions- vhdl2ipxact, verilog2ipxact, ipxact2verilog, ipxact2vhdlentity, Memory, REGISTER & BITFIELD Capture. Click here to watch online demo.
    Baya- SoC Platform Assembly and IP Integration / Hookup works both in GUI and Tcl command mode.
    DesignPlayer - unified GUI platform which encapsulates utilities such as verilog & VHDL testbench generators, verilog module flattening, verilog to vhdl translation andmany more.
    Verilog Module Flattener - removes all the hierarchies by pulling in the functionalities into the top module. Click here to see demo online .
    verilog2vhdl ( verilog to vhdl converter ) - Converts a Verilog design ( RTL ) into an equivalent VHDL design. Click here to see demo online .
    VHDL RTL Parser(alpha) - Java based VHDL parrser which provides APIs to access the parsed object model and to revert back the original RTL or the modified object model. Verilog Parser- Java based Verilog parrser which provides APIs to access the parsed object model and to revert back the original RTL or the modified object model.
    VUnit - unit testing framework for VHDL that supports ModelSim, Riviera PRO, GHDL and Active-HDL.
    UVM-ML OA - Cadence and AMD worked together to create a multi-language solution for integrating verification components written in different languages into a unified and coordinated verification environment, available at Accellera
    WaveDrom - digital timing diagram system that creates waveforms from a textual description
    OpenTimer - Static Timing Analysis (STA) tool from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)
    Analog/Full Custom
    GNUcap - C++ spice replacement (supports some Verilog/Verilog-AMS)
    Xyce - Parallel SPICE simulator from Sandia National Laboratories. Version 6 in August 2013. Source code only, so you must compile it.
    Magic VLSI - layout tool, link to IRSIM
    KLayout - high performance layout viewer and editor
    Electric VLSI Design System - From HDL to layout and some extra
    ATELECAD - Schematic capture, analog simulation, logic simulation
    Mixed Signal
    IRSIM - Event driven analog based on modeling everything as Rs and Cs.
    V2000 - Parser/elaborator for Verilog-AMS (and C++ for ESL), intended as a frontend for mixing project like those above and SystemC etc.
    gtkwave - Waveform viewer from the gEDA suite.
    QUCS - for circuit simulation
    Notes: Icarus has an embedded branch with extensions for AMS, and supporting code has been added to GNUcap (and Spice3).
    Ngspice - a mixed mode, mixed level circuit simulator based on Berkeley's SPICE3F5.
    BAG - Berkeley Analog Generator, a designer oriented framework for the development of AMS Circuit Generators
    Electronic Systems Level
    SystemC - Clunky class library for digital design
    OMNet+ - Network modeling
    ParC - An extended C++ for all levels of design (a work in progress)
    MyHDL - Alternative Python based ESL
    Verilog2SystemC - Translates verilog design into equivalent SystemC model without modifying the design structure(s). This is useful to maintain and rearchitect legacy Verilog IPs.
    DESTINY - A 2D and 3D SRAM, eDRAM, STTRAM, ReRAM, PCM cache modeling tool. Contributed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Penn State University, UC Santa Barbara.
    Chisel - hardware construction language developed at UC Berkeley that supports advanced hardware design using highly parameterized generators and layered domain-specific hardware languages.
    EDA Open Source Tools Collection
    Fedora Electronic Lab - collection of open source EDA tools packages for the Fedora Linux distribution; also a spin of the aforementioned distribution
    Alliance - VHDL compiler and simulator, logic synthesis tools, P&R, CMOS libraries. From the ASIM department of LIP6 laboratory of the Pierre et Marie Curie University (Paris, France).
    IP-XACT Solution - Complete IP-XACT ( 1685 - 2009 ) Solutions- vhdl2ipxact, verilog2ipxact, ipxact2verilog, ipxact2vhdlentity, Memory, REGISTER & BITFIELD Capture. Click here to watch online demo.
    Baya- SoC Platform Assembly and IP Integration / Hookup works both in GUI and Tcl command mode.
    IP
    ASIC Standard Cell Library designed by Graham Petley
    OpenCores HDL source for lot's of blocks - Wishbone is preferred interconnect
    Public Synchronizer designed by Oracle and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
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    I am much interested in open source EDA and have collected a list of bookmarks. I added which I think are the most important ones, most likely more will follow in the future.

    I also have some links to software from universities that is open source and free for research only but needs to be licensed for commercial purposes. I guess this falls outside the scope of this list ?

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    License Models for open-source EDA

    It was interesting at this evening's panel session at the Computer History Museum for the 40th anniversary of Spice when they discussed it being open source. Someone brought up how Unix had become BSD Unix (under the BSD license) and had been commercialized by the likes of Sun.

    These days Linux is eclipsing BSD Unix. Open source projects under licenses which don't require the release of modified source will probably run into a similar fate, i.e. for years people have taken a copy of the original Spice, paid UCB and hacked at it in a particular direction resulting in the current plethora of almost but not quite compatible Spice simulators.

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    I have used LTSpice (simulator) and ICED (layout).
    The first mainly to double-check the interpretations of models (LT usually accepts HSPICE extensions, whereas my preferred simulator needs translation) and the second both for actual layouts and to add my own yield-rule checks without corrupting the original design kit.
    They are free-to-use rather than open source (the interfaces GDSII and HSPICE netlists are de-facto standards).
    Also for layout, I have ex-colleagues who swear both by and at LASI, but I have not used this myself.

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    The edit function temporarily disappeared a few weeks ago, but it is back now.

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    I would like to add another site where schematic diagrams may be shared: https://www.circuitlab.com/. I apparently no longer have edit permission. Could someone do it for me?

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    IC layout editor http://www.peardrop.co.uk/glade/

    This one is not open source but freeware!

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    Miscellaneous EDA Utilities free from http://ww.edautils.com

    A bunch of free tools are availabel at Miscellaneous EDA Utilities | Bangalore, Karnataka 560048 .The tools are-

    - Baya, for the SoC Platform Assembly i.e for IP Integration which supports IPs defined in IP-XACT, VHDL and Verilog
    - IP-XACT Packaging tool, complete solution for IP-XACT 1685-2009 . It also has tools for vhdl2ipxact, verilog2ipxact, ipxact2vhdl, ipxact2verilog, ipxact2tcl
    - vhdl testbench generator
    - verilog testbench generator
    - verilog2vhdl translator
    - Utility to create and remove design hierarchy in verlog RTL and netlist
    - Utility to remove/optimize concurrent assignments, often useful to remove assignments from the netlist
    - VHDL, Verilog and Mixed HDL sorting tool including VHDL work library detection
    - Design hierarchy browser and module/design dependency browser which takes RTLs in any order
    - verilog2systemc , Verilog to SystemC translator
    - Verilog and VHDL Parrsers

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    I don't ssem to have edit rights anymore for wiki page. Some new links for digital:

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