[Discuss] [geda-user] Any news about FOSS EDA coordination? Import/export, common file format
timofonic at gmail.com
Sun Jun 14 13:40:21 UTC 2015
Oh, the idea looked promising...
So what about kicad and geda supporting both formats at least? What about
sharing the same library? :)
On Jun 11, 2015 5:27 PM, "Ouabache Designworks (z3qmtr45 at gmail.com)" <
geda-user at delorie.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 10, 2015 at 11:29 PM, timofonic timofonic (timofonic at gmail.com)
> <geda-user at delorie.com> wrote:
>> What's wrong with IP-XACT?
> It was created by the spirit consortium that was made up from engineers
> from eda tool vendors, IP houses and Si vendors. Correct me if I am wrong
> but I don't think that they had anyone on the committe who's day job
> actually involved designing IC's. The biggest complaint is that to use it
> you have to use vendorExtensions to do anything useful and once you add
> that you have the same old problem that EDIF had with each vendor having
> their own "flavor" of IP-Xact.
> My biggest grip was that they don't support design variants that are
> critical in IC design. They support parameters but parameters cannot change
> a port list or a file list. If your
> design variant needs to change either of those then you are out of luck.
> IP-Xact has seen some adoption as a way to describe register bits with
> tools that read an IP-Xact component file to generate the RTL,documentation
> and head files for those registers. But it is capable of doing a lot more
> than that.
> I see IP-Xact as a case of pulling defeat from the jaws of victory. It
> has some really great features that are usefull. For example if you add one
> IP-Xact file into your IP repository then that will provide a unique
> identifier for your IP. No other repo in the world will have that same id,
> no more naming collisions.
> IP-Xact is a packaging standard that does not tell you how to package
> anything at all. They knew that nobody was going to adopt it if they had
> change anything in their legacy IP so that all you have to do is to add an
> IP-Xact file anywhere in your legacy repos and they will be IP-Xact
> John Eaton
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