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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's high-end hardware design and simulation platform. This platform follows the semiconductor industry's current trend and maps in new design, simulation and verification methodologies. With opensource EDA software Fedora give different design flows for the user.

This page is a feature request to FESCo with respect to the work done behind the Fedora Electronic Lab.

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: 1 March 2009
  • Percentage of completion: 70%
  • The precise percentage of completion is listed on this gantt diagram

Detailed Description

Below entails the highlights of the major development item :

  • Perl modules to extend vhdl and verilog support. These perl modules together with rawhide's gtkwave improves chip testing support.
  • Introduction of Verilog-AMS modeling into ngspice
  • Improved VHDL debugging support with gcov.
  • Improved support for re-usable HDL packages as IP core
  • Improved PLI support on both iverilog and ghdl
  • Introduction of C-based methodologies for HDL testbenches and models.
  • Improved co-simulation based hardware design.

Benefit to Fedora

Fedora benefits from FEL in various ways as FEL extends Fedora's commitments 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. With this fourth FEL release, Fedora Electronic Lab userbase is now

  • students/researchers
  • lecturers
  • Analo/Digital/Mixed Signal hardware designers (even Test engineers)
  • project coordinators
  • New opensource EDA developers
  • field application engineers (who have never heard of FEL)
  • ...(but not software geeks)

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

FEL brings something unique that is missing in the opensource software community : direc

Scope

FEL

How To Test

User Experience

Dependencies

Contingency Plan

There is no need for backup plan as the work done behind FEL-11 is only to improve hardware design experience and expand FEL targeted userbase to Test & Verification Engineers.

Documentation

Release Notes

Comments and Discussion