It was requested some time ago how to give a small quick demo of a
chip design flow.
Below, _briefly_ I will show you how to do so in less than 1 minute.
We will demonstrate a simplified version of the AMD 2901 integrated circuit.
You will need the example "alliance-run" coming with package
== Preparation ==
# yum install alliance-doc
Copy the example to a directory of your choice:
$ cp -pr /usr/share/doc/alliance-doc-5.0/alliance-run/ .
$ cd alliance-run
Disable the design checker, this example is very old and the
technology was updated since.
$ sed -i "s|\$(DRUC|#(DRUC|" Makefile
== Chip design ==
The behavioural model of the IC is described in the file
amd2901_ctl.vbe. This file undergoes several stages to refine the area
and timing of the design and finally converted into hardware.
In this case, we are using a technology of 1 µm. However, we also ship
7 additional technologies up to a feature size of 0.13µm (under the
name of pharosc).
Compile the design (one minute):
View the schematic:
$ make view_ctl_logic
(you can also open the amd2901_chip.vst, and roam through the hierarchies)
View the chip :
$ make graal
To view the pins etc, use the peek function and select the whole chip :
To simulation the chip:
$ make view_chip_simulation
That's it you can use this small demo during your events :)
Tip: you can set the main windows below other windows in order to have
the small dialog boxes on top.
Right click on the window decorator -> Advanced -> Keep below others
Well that's it you have a simplified version of an AMD2901 IC.