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The Libre-RISCV SoC, Coriolis2 ASIC Layout Collaboration

[The Libre-RISCV SoC, Coriolis2 ASIC Layout Collaboration]

One of the key issues in a trusted, trustable ASIC is for the toolchain to be libre-licensed, so that there is no possibility for hardware-level spying or backdoor compromises. The Alliance / Coriolis2 ASIC layout toolchain by LIP6.fr is one of the leading tools in this area. The Libre RISC-V SoC is another project being funded through NGI Zero, and at this moment that project needs to get beyond FPGA-proven status. The challenging next phase is to do an actual ASIC layout. With the System-on-Chip being developed in nmigen (a python-based HDL), Alliance / Coriolis2 also makes sense as it is written in Python as well. The funding will go towards doing an ASIC layout in 180nm.

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This project was funded through the NGI0 PET Fund, a fund established by NLnet with financial support from the European Commission's Next Generation Internet programme, under the aegis of DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology under grant agreement No 825310. Applications are still open, you can apply today.

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