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HDL on git (Hog)

Jun 13, 2024, 11:50 AM
30/7-018 - Kjell Johnsen Auditorium (CERN)

30/7-018 - Kjell Johnsen Auditorium


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Nordin Aranzabal Barrio


The coordination of firmware development among numerous developers is a major issue in any collaboration.
This requires standardised tools for ensuring binary file traceability and firmware synthesis with Place and Route repeatability.
To address these problems, we present Hog, a free and open-source tool for maintaining HDL on git.
Hog integrates within HDL IDEs (Intel Quartus, MicroSemi Libero, AMD Vivado and ISE) on both Windows and Linux platforms, minimizing overhead labour, and easing the use of advanced git features.
Hog is a set of Tcl/Shell scripts with an appropriate workflow for managing HDL designs in a git repository.
Hog is included as a submodule, a simple method of maintaining HDL code on git requiring no further installation.
This method allows for automatic detection of any change in the source code, embedding the git tag and commits SHA in the bitstream.
Hog exploits the use of the git CI to automatically compile and simulate the project generating tags and releases.

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Talk duration 20'+10'
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Primary authors

Davide Cieri (Max Planck Society (DE)) Dr Francesco Gonnella (University of Birmingham (GB))


Guillermo Loustau De Linares (University of Massachusetts (US)) Dr Nicolo Vladi Biesuz (Universita e INFN, Ferrara (IT)) Nordin Aranzabal Barrio

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