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Geoffrey L. Barrows's Blog – September 2011 Archive (2)

Chip design, open source, and DIY: Part 3, batch fabrication of chips

This is the third part of a three-part posting on chip design and how to reconcile it with the open source and DIY movements. (Part 1 is here and part 2 is…

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Added by Geoffrey L. Barrows on September 12, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Chip design, open source, and DIY: Part 2, open source issues

Above: Concept for an "abstract layout" workflow that could reconcile open source circuit designs with "closed" process design rules and libraries. First the designer would generate an abstract layout by instancing cells for various components. The above example shows a 2-input AND gate, with one input pulled to ground with a 10k resistor, and a tri-state buffer as…

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Added by Geoffrey L. Barrows on September 7, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

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