Building Successful OpenAccess Applications While Avoiding Bumps in the Road

DAC 2016

Description

The OpenAccess Database is the world’s most widely used, open reference database for IC design, with a supporting standard C++ API. It is superb for developing a stand-alone design tool and can also provide interoperability between EDA tools from different companies. The API is available in scripting languages through our extensions offering if C++ is more than you require. During this panel discussion, application developers using OpenAccess and OpenAccess extensions will describe their experiences along the way. The panel will be moderator by OpenAccess Coalition leadership.

What you will learn

  • The valuable role OpenAccess plays in the EDA world

  • Potential obstacles developers may encounter, and proven solutions

  • Helpful hints for OpenAccess developers

Panelists

  • * Moderator: Michaela Guiney, Product Engineering Director, Cadence Design Systems

  • Shiv Sikand, Executive Vice President of Engineering, IC Manage

  • Rudy Albachten, Principal Member of the Technical Staff, Intel

  • Brian Bradburn, Senior Director, Silvaco, Inc.

  • Ted Chou, Manager of Corporate Support, AnaGlobe Technology

  • Paul Clewes, Vice President, Research and Development, Pulsic

Building Successful OpenAccess Applications While Avoiding Bumps in the Road

Advanced Track Pattern Modeling in Si2 OpenAccess

jamesmasters
JAMES D. MASTERS,
senior CAD engineer at Intel,
discusses advanced track
modeling in the
Si2 OpenAccess database.

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OpenAccess Membership Documents

OpenAccess Membership Required Documents

First: For access to current OpenAccess and oaScript (and other extensions) source code, the member must join the OpenAccess Coalition.

OpenAccess  Membership agreement:   OAC_Generic_Membership_Agreement.pdf  

oac_generic_membership_agreement

Second:   Use of OpenAccess requires the OpenAccess–Internal Use and Distribution License V 4.0 Oct. 1, 2004. 

openaccessinternaluseanddistributionlic_v4_041001

Third:   Use of Si2 OpenAccess Scripting Interface requires the ESG (Extensions Steering Group) OpenAccess ESG License v2.0 (January 31, 2013)

si2_esg_license_v2_0_01-31-2013

 

 

Paul Stabler New Chairman of Si2 OpenAccess Board

paulstablerPaul Stabler, senior engineering manager in the IBM EDA organization, has been elected chairman of Si2 OpenAccess Coalition for 2017. He replaces Rudy Albachten of Intel, who assumes an advisory role as vice chairman.

The OAC board oversees operational decisions for OpenAccess, the world’s most widely used, open-reference database with its own supporting standard API.

A 35-year IBM veteran, Stabler currently manages clocking, design for manufacturing, and integration tools and methodology. He has been an OAC volunteer for five years.

Nicolas Williams of Mentor Graphics Joins Si2 Standards-Setting Group

nicolasNicolas Williams of Mentor Graphics has been elected to the Si2 Extensions Steering Group. The ESG determines which Si2 OpenAccess Coalition extensions become OAC working groups and move forward for possible industry standardization. At Mentor, Nicolas is responsible for specifying and leading product direction of Tanner tools for analog, RF and MEMS devices.  He also leads PDK conversions efforts for Tanner tools and works closely with customers to develop application specific EDA solutions.

Si2 is a research and development joint venture that provides collaborative research and development leading to accelerated interoperability solutions and standards for integrated circuit design.

 

Accelerating Analog Design and Migration at the Functional Level

ramyiskanderDR. RAMY ISKANDER,
CEO of Intento Design, discusses
the use of  Si2 OpenAccess
in an automated, analog design flow.

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Leveraging OpenAccess to Bridge Gaps in System Co-Design

Mandavia_200sqHUMAIR MANDAVIA,
chief strategy officer at Zuken,
discusses how Si2 OpenAccess
improves interoperability
among different EDA tools.

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Si2 University Partner Network Adds New Member

Jeshairaj Thakaria is the newest member of the Si2 University Partner Network. The network connects qualified engineering student-partners to their future employers in a program that offers real-world, electronic design automation job experience.

A graduate student at the University of Florida Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Jeshairaj is majoring in digital and mixed signal IC design. His work for Si2 focuses on redeveloping the oaDebug tool set, which gives developers insight into the Si2 OpenAccess database during the development process. oaDebug and oaDiff are the primary products used to develop OpenAccess applications.

For more information on the Si2 University Partner Network visit https://si2.org/si2-eda-university-partner-network/

Welcome to our New Members

The Si2 staff and board of directors welcome our newest members:

Si2 OpenAccess Member

INVECAS
Santa Clara, Calif.

Chengdu Higon Integrated Circuit Design Co., Ltd.
China

Intento Design
Paris

DXCorr Design, Inc.
Sunnyvale, Calif.

Si2 Base Member

Savarti Company Limited
Milpitas, Calif.

Matt Wheaton Joins Si2 for OpenAccess Support

Matthew Wheaton, a software engineering professional whose experience includes more than 12 years at IBM, has joined Si2 as a senior programmer. His first responsibility is to take the lead on system builds and membership support of the Si2 OpenAccess database and scripting extensions, including oaScript.

While at IBM, Wheaton specialized in build, test, and delivery of EDA tools before moving into Front End tool development and management of the primitives library.

He has already built and configured a number of Linux hosts to compile oaScript and oaxPop, which were used to deliver the latest oaScript update (v.3.3).

A native of New England, Wheaton has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Science from Western Connecticut State University.