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Theme fund: NGI0 Entrust
Start: 2023-02
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LiteX

Developer framework for FPGA and ASIC designs

LiteX is a versatile Python-based framework designed for building FPGA SoCs, providing a useful tool for developers working with FPGA and ASIC designs. Within this project we will improve LiteX by simplifying its use across three main tasks: creating FPGA-based accelerators and innovative ASIC SoCs, and running CI tests on FPGA boards.

For supporting FPGA-based accelerators we will develop a user-friendly infrastructure for developers to create their own accelerators using their preferred HDL language, along with example projects and documentation for various FPGA boards. We will extend LiteX CI tests to hardware to maintain stability, avoid regressions when introducing new features and enable testing of configurations that are difficult or impossible to simulate. And by introduce ASIC support to LiteX we enable people to create innovative ASIC SoCs. We start with a SKY130 build backend, and will extend the framework to streamline switching between different flows: Simulation, FPGA prototyping, and ASIC. We subsequently collaborate with other NLnet-funded projects to create an innovative SoC to validate the toolchain.

By delivering these tasks, the project will support the LiteX ecosystem, encourage innovation, and share the outcomes within the open-source hardware community.

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This project was funded through the NGI0 Entrust 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 101069594.