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Work is in progress to write a feature request for FEL


Feature Name

Fedora Electronic Lab

Summary

Fedora Electronic Lab is Fedora with extensive hardware design and simulations tools following the industry's current trend.

This page is a feature request to FESCo with respect to the work done on the Fedora Electronic Lab. Below entails the highlights of the major development items :

  • Perl modules to extend vhdl and verilog support
  • Inclusion of the industry standard verification methodologies for ASIC design
* OVM - IEEE 1800 SystemVerilog standard
* VVM - complete VMM methodology and the VMM Standard Library

Definitions

Below are terms used in this page which has other meanings in a normal opensource software community. These definitions are to prevent any misunderstandings from any side.

  • Software : a design or simulation tool that can be compiled into a RPM package
  • Package : Mechanical body that envelops a chip

Owner

Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 30
  • Last updated: 19 January 2009
  • Percentage of completion: 60%

Detailed Description

Below entails the highlights of the major development item :

  • Perl modules to extend vhdl and verilog support
  • Inclusion of the industry standard verification methodologies for ASIC design
 * OVM - IEEE 1800 SystemVerilog standard
 * VVM - complete VMM methodology, including the VMM Standard Library, VMM Applications, utilities, macros and documentation.
  • Introduction of Verilog-AMS modeling into ngspice
  • Improved support for re-usable HDL packages as IP core
  • Improved PLI support on both iverilog and ghdl
  • Introduction of SystemVerilog and Synthesis assertions into C++ or SystemC code for Verilog

Benefit to Fedora

Fedora benefits from FEL in various ways as FEL extends Fedora's commitment for opensource content in the hardware design community.

The Fedora Project during the last 3 Fedora releases has established its roots deep into the opensource EDA community as a robust and successful opensource EDA provider.

FEL is not a --package-only-EDA-tools-- community, but a clear goal to strengthen the opensource EDA community, in terms of marketing, methodologies, design flows,..

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