FOSS Flows For FPGA¶
F4PGA ➚, which is a Workgroup under the CHIPS Alliance ➚, is an Open Source solution for Hardware Description Language (HDL) to Bitstream FPGA synthesis, currently targeting Xilinx’s 7-Series, QuickLogic’s EOS-S3, and Lattice’ iCE40 and ECP5 devices. Think of it as the GCC of FPGAs. The project aims to design tools that are highly extendable and multiplatform.
The elements of the project include (but are not limited to):
The F4PGA open source FPGA toolchains for programming FPGAs (formerly known as SymbiFlow ➚):
The FPGA interchange format (an interchange format defined by CHIPS Alliance to enable interoperability between different FPGA tools) adopted by the F4PGA toolchain:
The FPGA tool performance framework ➚ framework for benchmarking designs against various FPGA tools, and vice versa, over time.
FPGA visualisation tools for visual exploration of FPGA bitstream and databases:
Other utilities (FPGA assembly format, documentation and other):
Table of Contents¶
- Developer’s notes
- Understanding the (deprecated) flow
- Place & Route
- Bitstream translation
- In F4PGA