Google’s Plan to Make Chip Development More Like Open Source Software #Google #Hardware

The Google Hardware Toolchains team is launching a new developer portal, developers.google.com/silicon, to help the developer community get started with its Open MPW shuttle program.

This will allow anyone to submit open source integrated circuit designs to get manufactured at no-cost.

With the last MPW-5 shuttle that closed up in March this year, we’ve seen a record level of engagement with 78 open silicon projects submitted for inclusion from 19 different countries.

We’ve seen a variety of designs submission to previous editions of the shuttle including:

  • Small digital, analog and mixed signal designs
  • Analog, SRAM and ReRAM generators
  • Dedicated crypto and ML operations accelerators
  • Fun designs like Sudoku accelerators, physically modeled guitars, hardware versions of Tetris or Wordle
  • Many System-on-a-chip designs ranging from award-winning RISC-V cores to larger Linux-capable 64-bit SoC
  • Group submissions like the Zero to ASIC course, often packing as many as 14 subprojects in the shared user area

Read more on the Google Open Source Blog via Slashdot.


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