CHIPS Alliance Workshops and Meetings

The CHIPS Alliance holds workshops in various locations throughout the year, based upon the needs of our project and members.  Members of the CHIPS Alliance receive a number of complementary passes each year, based upon their membership level.

Past events

» Production grade, open RISC-V SweRV Core Solutions in CHIPS Alliance

Date: May 20, 2020

Location: Virtual

This online meeting features presenters who can explain how to implement the production grade, open RISC-V SweRV Core into your design.

  • Intro to CHIPS Alliance & SweRV family overview – Zvonimir Bandic, BoD CHIPS Alliance (15 mins)
  • SweRV EH2 /EL2 architecture – Robert Golla, Western Digital (20 mins)
  • SWeRV and open source tooling ecosystem – Michael Gielda, Antmicro (20 mins)
  • SSP, SweRV Support Package for commercial support – Codasip (15 mins)
  • Simulator in Google Cloud for SSP – Metrics (15 mins)
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» Cache Coherent Memory Fabric based on RISC-V

Date: April 16, 2020

Location: Virtual

With RISC-V being an open ISA, this has enabled many open system architectural capabilities. One of these is the cache coherent Tilelink bus. Based on Tilelink, an open cache coherent memory fabric call OmniXtend was developed. This online meetup will discuss the latest updates, support and next steps for this revolutionary architecture.

  • Login & say hello to each other
  • TileLink Introduction – Wesley Terpstra , SiFive
  • OmniXtend Overview – Zvonimir Bandic, Western Digital
  • Tofino Programmable Switch OmniXtend – Curt Beckmann, Intel
  • Latest developments & next steps
  • Remaining Q & A
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» CCC2020, the third Chisel Community Conference, hosted by CHIPS Alliance

Date: January 29-30, 2020

Location: Milpitas, CA

On January 29th-30th, CHIPS Alliance hosted CCC2020, the 3rd Chisel Community Conference. The first day had a full day of presentations on Chisel topics, followed by a poster session. The second day January 30th had a Chisel working day with break out rooms. Chisel is a hardware-construction language, hosted in Scala, and is used in both academia and industry to generate RTL for digital hardware. This event further promoted the Chisel language, FIRRTL compiler, and associated software ecosystem. Working with CHIPS Alliance, this event brought together the community for multiple talks, tutorials, discussions and more.

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» Workshop on Open Source Design Verification

Date: November 14-15, 2019

Location: Munich, Germany

The CHIPS Alliance organizes a two day workshop in co-operation with the Munich University of Applied Sciences. The workshop covers tools for open source design simulation and verification.

The workshop invites contributions from industry, academia and hobbyists, either as talk or tutorial. Proposals should cover open source design simulation and verification, for example in the following categories (but not limited to):

  • Open source simulation tools
  • Open source design verification tools
  • Open source rapid prototyping tools and methodologies
  • Open source libraries for design verification
  • Open source standards and methodologies for design verification
  • Industry case studies of usage and integration of the aforementioned

Most importantly, your submitted proposal should cover the open source aspect.

The workshop will start on November 14 at 13:00 CEST and end on November 15 at 17:00 CEST. Accepted presentations and tutorials will be published soon.

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» Inaugural workshop

Date: June 19, 2019

Location: Google, Sunnyvale, CA

CHIPS Alliance held their inaugural workshop on June 19th. The workshop focused on open source hardware, software tools, RTL development and related topics. Presentations were made by member companies and attendees had a forum to propose RTL design and development ideas. Workshop attendees learned more about our organization and the RTL designs we will be developing.

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