Brussels / 30 & 31 January 2016


A proposal for data interchange between EDA tools

I will present a system for data interchange based on the structural subset of Verilog, extending the usage to express the additional data for layout and schematics. This is an intermediate format to provide a common point for interchange between tools.

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The intent is to use this intermediate format to provide convenient data interchange, including bi-directional interchange between incompatible competing tools, for example between Kicad and gEDA. It also eventually should enable things we don't have yet in free EDA, such as post-layout simulation, and schematic vs layout verification.


Al Davis