Clifford: A Free and Open Source Verilog-to-Bitstream Flow for iCE40 FPGAs
- Clifford: A Free and Open Source Verilog-to-Bitstream Flow for iCE40 FPGAs
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Yosys (Yosys Open Synthesis Suite) is an Open Source Verilog synthesis and verification tool.
Project IceStorm aims at reverse engineering and documenting the bit-stream format of Lattice iCE40 FPGAs and providing simple tools for analyzing and creating bit-stream files, including a tool that converts iCE40 bit-stream files into behavioral Verilog. Currently the bitstream format for iCE40 HX1K and HX8K is fully documented and supported by the tools.
Arachne-PNR is an Open Source place tool for iCE40 FPGAs based on the databases provided by Project IceStorm. It converts BLIF files into an ASCII file format that can be turned into a bit-stream by IceStorm tools.
This three projects together implement a complete open source tool-chain for iCE40 FPGAs. It is available now and it is feature complete (with the exception of timing analysis, which is work in progress).
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