Chiplicity is an Open Source Hardware framework that provides IC designers with everything needed to design, verify, validate and prototype mixed signal ASIC products.

The key word here is “products”.  That means the framework has to be complete and compatible with the target foundry technologies and also has to include access to the key IP blocks especially those provided by the foundries.

We begin the Chiplicity initiative with an open source chip called Hydra and the IP and tools to modify it and build your own. Ultimately, our Chiplicity solution will make community designed IC’s commercially viable across a wide range of applications.

Go to efabless marketplace,  choose the Hydra Reference Design and get to work. As a jump-starter we put together a  step-by-step walk-through.