An open-source static random access memory (SRAM) compiler.
What is OpenRAM?
OpenRAM is an award winning open-source Python framework to create the layout,
netlists, timing and power models, placement and routing models, and
other views necessary to use SRAMs in ASIC design. OpenRAM supports
integration in both commercial and open-source flows with both
predictive and fabricable technologies.
Please see our documentation and let us know if anything needs
OpenRAM is licensed under the BSD 3-Clause License.
- M. R. Guthaus, J. E. Stine, S. Ataei, B. Chen, B. Wu, M. Sarwar, “OpenRAM: An Open-Source Memory Compiler,” Proceedings of the 35th International Conference on Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD), 2016.
- S. Ataei, J. Stine, M. Guthaus, “A 64 kb differential single-port 12T SRAM design with a bit-interleaving scheme for low-voltage operation in 32 nm SOI CMOS,” International Conference on Computer Design (ICCD), 2016, pp. 499-506.
- E. Ebrahimi, M. Guthaus, J. Renau, “Timing Speculative SRAM”, IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), 2017.
- B. Wu, J.E. Stine, M.R. Guthaus, “Fast and Area-Efficient Word-Line Optimization”, IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), 2019.
- B. Wu, M. Guthaus, “Bottom Up Approach for High Speed SRAM Word-line Buffer Insertion Optimization”, IFIP/IEEE International Conference on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI-SoC), 2019.
- H. Nichols, M. Grimes, J. Sowash, J. Cirimelli-Low, M. Guthaus “Automated Synthesis of Multi-Port Memories and Control”, IFIP/IEEE International Conference on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI-SoC), 2019.
- H. Nichols, “Statistical Modeling of SRAMs”, M.S. Thesis, UCSC, 2022.
- M. Guthaus, H. Nichols, J. Cirimelli-Low, J. Kunzler, B. Wu, “Enabling Design Technology Co-Optimization of SRAMs though Open-Source Software”, IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM), 2020.
Contributors & Acknowledgment
- Matthew Guthaus from VLSIDA created the OpenRAM project and is the lead architect.
- James Stine from VLSIARCH co-founded the project.
- Many students: Hunter Nichols, Michael Grimes, Jennifer Sowash, Yusu Wang, Joey Kunzler, Jesse Cirimelli-Low, Samira Ataei, Bin Wu, Brian Chen, Jeff Butera
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