[Fedora-electronic-lab-list] RE: comments: EDA Rescue Plan

Max Maxfield max at techbites.com
Wed Dec 10 21:43:43 UTC 2008

Hi there Chitlesh -- thanks for your email -- this is very interesting.

Now, is your EDA software predominantly targeted at ASIC designs, or does it also cover Structured ASICs and FPGAs?

If ASIC only, then I could do a "Chips and Dips" piece for use on the iDESIGN section of the www.ChipDesignMag.com website (just scroll down until you see the iDESIGN section).

Alternatively, if it's also of interest for Structured ASIC and/or FPGA designs, then I can do a blog on www.pldesignline.com

Regards -- Max

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-----Original Message-----
From: chitlesh at gmail.com [mailto:chitlesh at gmail.com] On Behalf Of Chitlesh GOORAH
Sent: Wednesday, December 10, 2008 3:05 PM
To: max at techbites.com
Cc: fedora-electronic-lab-list
Subject: comments: EDA Rescue Plan

Hello Clive Maxfield,

I have just read your post [1] "EDA Rescue Plan", which got my
attention. However, like you I was more interested on what are the EDA
tools Blue Pearl are proposing.

Since you mentioned that you are constantly being surprised to
discover established EDA vendors, let me introduce you to "Fedora
Electronic Lab". [2]

Fedora Electronic Lab (FEL), being a subset of the Fedora Project,
strives to give users the best experience with opensource EDA tools.
Each 6 months, the Fedora Project releases a new version of our Linux
distribution "Fedora", together with a special LiveDVD dedicated for
electronics. This LiveDVD  available for free is intended to serve as
an electronic simulation platform, on which users can work on their
ASIC design, embedded design,.. . While Fedora is engineered by Red
Hat Inc. (the leader in Entreprise Linux) together with the community,
our users benefit freely the cutting-edge technologies Red Hat is
working on their RHEL 6. Our latest statistics proved that Fedora has
more than 9.5 million users around the world and FEL has at least 1%
of the user share.

We (as non-profit community members) packaged opensource tools and
work with their developers to ensure interoperability between our
tools and that our users can deploy quickly and efficiently with our
mature RPM/YUM deployment mechanism. In a matter of fact, we also
provide marketing facilities as much as I can for those developers.
(This email is an example). The developers of FEL's tools are working
hard to keep their applications up-to-date with such a technological
race in the EDA world. We don't claim to be in competition with
Synopsys or Cadence, however we follow them closely and see how we can
satisfy the needs of our users (end-users, students, lecturers, ..)

Not only we provide EDA tools for free, but also a Linux Operating
system which is the upstream of Red Hat Entreprise Linux. While mostly
all ASIC design centers run RHEL for their Cadence and Synopsys tools,
we believe our users will enjoy the same professional experience while
designing their chips or embedded code on Fedora Electronic Lab.

I would appreciate if you could spare some time writing a post about
Fedora Electronic Lab. Since we are a non-profit organization, your
readers would be interested in our EDA solutions whether the latter
suits their personal use or deployment in an academic institutions.

I welcome you to visit FEL's website at [2] and if there are any way
we can assist you please let me know.

[1]: http://www.pldesignline.com/212300434
[2]: http://chitlesh.fedoraproject.org/FEL
[3]: http://fedoraproject.org

Kind Regards,
Chitlesh GOORAH

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