DATC RDF-2021: Design Flow and Beyond

Jianli Chen, Iris Hui Ru Jiang, Jinwook Jung, Andrew B. Kahng, Seungwon Kim, Victor N. Kravets, Yih-Lang Li, Ravi Varadarajan, Mingyu Woo

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This paper describes the latest release of the DATC Robust Design Flow (RDF), RDF-2021, which has several key additions to expand its horizons. The Chisel/FIRRTL compiler is now part of DATC RDF, enabling support of recent hardware generator designs written in Chisel. Logic locking through RTL obfuscation, an updated ABC synthesis flow, and DFT support are other notable updates to the RDF. A Bookshelf-LEF/DEF converter powered by OpenDB is also added into DATC RDF’s inventory as an enabler of robust benchmark conversion. We also describe efforts toward open metrics standards and datasets for machine learning (ML) applications and smart tuning of the design flow, as well as expansion of public analysis calibration data. Our paper closes with future research directions related to DATC’s efforts.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2021 40th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Design, ICCAD 2021 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781665445078
StatePublished - 2021
Event40th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Design, ICCAD 2021 - Munich, Germany
Duration: 1 Nov 20214 Nov 2021

Publication series

NameIEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Design, Digest of Technical Papers, ICCAD
ISSN (Print)1092-3152


Conference40th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Design, ICCAD 2021


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