Brussels / 3 & 4 February 2018


Graphic design tools for Open Source FPGAs

Learn about the Apio and Icestudio projects

Nowadays we have low-level tools to control Open Source FPGAs but these are only for experts who know hardware description languages. There is a challenge in making this technology accessible and easy to use by everyone. In this talk I will present the project Apio, a multiplatform cli toolbox, and Icestudio, a high-level visual editor that allows to create and synthesize graphic designs into Open Source FPGAs. Connecting high-level description languages with real hardware implementations enables a lot of new ideas, new research branches, new capabilities. We have begun to explore the surface but there is still a long way to go!


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