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FPGA Characterization

Note that right now the in-tree yosys and nextpnr-ice40 builds plugins aren't registering properly, see issue #188. As a result, we have to use out-of-tree yosys and nextpnr-ice40 builds for the moment.

$ bazel build -c opt //xls/synthesis/yosys:yosys_server_main
$ ./bazel-bin/xls/synthesis/yosys/yosys_server_main \
    --yosys_path $(which yosys) \
    --nextpnr_path $(which nextpnr-ice40) \
    --synthesis_target=ice40 \

The above runs a gRPC service, so in another terminal pane, we run the characterization driver:

$ bazel run -c opt //xls/synthesis:timing_characterization_client_main
$ ./bazel-bin/xls/synthesis/timing_characterization_client_main \
    > ./xls/delay_model/models/ice40.textproto

This produces a textual representation of the delay model protobuf.

Building In-Tree Binaries

Note that these cannot currently be used for the above characterization flow, see issue #188

Build yosys and nextpnr-ice40:

$ bazel build -c opt @at_clifford_yosys//:yosys @nextpnr//:nextpnr-ice40