Invited Talk Prof. Dirk Koch, Heidelberg University, 27 May 2022

Two men standing in front of a wall with pictures on it
Dirk Koch (r.) und Frank Hannig (l.)

On 27th May 2022, Prof. Dirk Koch, Heidelberg University, gave the invited talk “The FABulous Open Source eFPGA Framework” at FAU TechFak as part of the InvasIC Seminar of the Transregional Collaborative Research Centre 89.
Abstract: This talk will introduce the FABulous open source eFPGA framework, which was used in the design of multiple chips. FABulous deals with all the modeling, fabric synthesis, ASIC implementation, and simulation/emulation aspects, as well as the compilation of user bitstreams that will ultimately run on the generated fabrics. For this, FABulous is integrating several other open source tools, including Yosis, nextpnr, OpenRoad, and the Verilator.
The talk will also discuss some of the FPGA engineering challenges and present some of the recent chips, including an open-everything chip and a ReRAM (memristor) FPGA test chip.