FOSSi: A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Silicon

Are you interested in learning about integrated circuit (IC) design and fabrication but don’t know where to start? Look no further than the Free and Open Source Silicon (FOSSi) ecosystem! Join us for an exciting and informative talk where we’ll introduce you to the FOSSi ecosystem and how it can benefit electronics enthusiasts, students, and professionals alike.

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In this event, Thomas Pluck, a passionate FOSSi advocate, will guide you through the various aspects of the FOSSi ecosystem. He’ll provide an overview of the free and open source software (FOSS) tools available for IC design and simulation, including HDL simulators, synthesis tools, layout editors, and verification tools. You’ll learn about the community-driven approach to software development and the continuous support and updates available to FOSSi users.

Moreover, Thomas will highlight the educational resources and opportunities available through FOSSi, including online courses, webinars, and workshops. You’ll discover how FOSSi fosters innovation and collaboration through design contests and hackathons.

Finally, Thomas will discuss the affordability of IC design and fabrication through FOSSi. You’ll learn about the guidance and resources available for affordable fabrication options, enabling designers to bring their designs to life.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about the FOSSi ecosystem and how it can help you unleash your creativity and potential in IC design and fabrication. Join us for an engaging and inspiring talk with Thomas Pluck.   

Start Date & Time:
19:00 Tuesday, 16 May 2023

Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, and Online (Zoom), Dublin, Ireland

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About the speaker

Thomas Pluck is an IC design amateur and a contributor to multiple FOSSi projects including the HDL21 library, VLSIR project and Cascode Lab’s Chipathon/Code-a-Chip competition submissions.

This event is run in partnership with the Electronic and Computing division of Engineers Ireland. The Electronic and Computing division members work in software development and testing, including the gaming industry; mobile and fixed line telecommunications; internet services; embedded systems development and signal processing.