A Complete Open Source Design Flow for Gowin FPGAs

Pepijn de Vos, Michael Kirchhoff, Daniel Ziener

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Abstract

In this paper, we propose an open source design flow for the low cost FPGAs from the company Gowin. Open source design tools are opening the door for custom extensions and modification in the design flow. The proposed design flow which supports almost all Gowin FPGA resources, is based on well-known open source tools, like Yosys and nextpnr, as well as on our proposed open source bitstream generator. The necessary architectural details of the FPGA family are gathered by input fuzzing and comparisons with the vendor tool flow. Experimental results show an almost similar performance as the vendor tools.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 International Conference on Field-Programmable Technology (ICFPT)
PublisherIEEE
Publication statusPublished - 9 Dec 2020
Event19th International Conference on Field-Programmable Technology, ICFPT 2020 - Maui, United States
Duration: 9 Dec 202011 Dec 2020
https://www.ece.ucf.edu/FPT2020

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2020 International Conference on Field-Programmable Technology, ICFPT 2020
Volume2020

Conference

Conference19th International Conference on Field-Programmable Technology, ICFPT 2020
Abbreviated titleICFPT
CountryUnited States
CityMaui
Period9/12/2011/12/20
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Keywords

  • FPGA
  • Reverse engineering
  • Documentation
  • Open source software

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