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Making Chips with Open Tools and TinyTapeout

Time
June 23, 2024 12:00-12:20 PM
Location

Talk track 1

Microcontrollers, sensors, all sorts of dedicated chips make up the building blocks of the devices we create when designing circuits and PCBs. Someone makes these... that someone could be you! What was unthinkable just a few years ago is now possible: thanks to TinyTapeout and an ecosystem of open source tools, you can learn and actually produce fully custom ASIC designs. And if you want to hold real silicon that you've sculpted in your hands, it's possible at a fraction of traditional cost. Digital, analog and mixed signal designs are all possible, and I've created ASIC projects, and made demoboards, software and extension modules that interact with each of these. I'll walk you through my adventure and show you how you can enter the world of nanoscopic design, regardless of your level of expertise.