Spice simulation of ASIC gates in Jupyter Notebook

Very neat exercise:

(Note, make sure to view the above link in Github, as Github can render Jupyter Notebooks)

This illustrates a number of important points:

  • OSS hardware tools are taking off
  • You can do amazing things in Jupyter Notebook
  • Open source chip design is coming
  • Open standards (ex Spice models) mean you can use data with a number of different tools
  • Graphical schematics may soon be a thing of the past – especially for complex designs
  • Python seems to have found its niche as a tools language (popular in machine learning, data analysis, and now hardware design)