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Re: Feature Proposal: Schematic Netlist modules for Eeschema/SKIDL hybrid
Why do we need a detailed graphical representation of the Skidl inner
workings? Isn't all we need its inputs and outputs a hier sheet or as any
other parts, some form of symbold for the interfaces (i/o)?
tor. 9. maj 2019 21.10 skrev Piotr Esden-Tempski <piotr@xxxxxxxxx>:
> Just a thought. This feature could also be very useful to import/export of
> FPGA physical constrain files (PCF). This would allow us to keep the pin
> naming in sync between the schematic and HDL. Maybe even simplify pin
> > On May 9, 2019, at 7:55 AM, Johannes Wågen <johannes@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Hi
> > The open source FPGA tools also have this. It might be worth to take a
> indication of what such a tool could be capable of.
> >  https://github.com/nturley/netlistsvg
> > -Johannes Wågen
> > Den 09.05.2019 14:32, skrev Reece R. Pollack:
> >> You might want to take a look at how Xilinx ISE and similar products
> handle this. Their tools take in Verilog or VHDL and can produce a
> graphical representation of the resulting logic. It's not as readable as a
> hand-drawn schematic but it exists and enough people find it useful that
> Xilinx maintains it.
> >> -Reece
> >> On 5/3/19 6:38 PM, Russell Oliver wrote:
> >>> I have no doubt about the difficulty of plumbing something like this
> >>> feature into KiCad. Most things are easier said than done.
> >>> A few thoughts in response
> >>> 1. My initial thought was to skip generating a graphical schematic,
> >>> and to simply join in essence two or more netlists while avoiding name
> >>> conflicts. It seems convoluted to start with essentially a
> >>> connectivity graph, only to create a graphical representation for it
> >>> be be evaluated to create a connectivity graph. It begs the questions
> >>> then, should/could there be a text based representation of the
> >>> connectivity graph created by eeschema with the information needed to
> >>> perform ERC?
> >>> No ERC would be performed between the eeshema Netlist and the Skidl
> >>> netlist. This would be left as a design task. The only ERC check would
> >>> be on the hierarchical pins which would be predefined by the user as
> >>> the interface to the SKIDL generated netlist. Users could be warned
> >>> that ERC information doesn't exist for some components.
> >>> 2. Thinking about it further the task of generating a graphical
> >>> schematic shouldn't be too difficult using the SKIDL library. I
> >>> suspect Dave would be disappointed in me for being addicted to
> >>> schematics. A simple grid based layout with plenty of room between
> >>> symbols and using straight line between pins to create connections
> >>> would be possible. This would easiest once Eeschema has python support
> >>> and the new file format.
> >>> 2. Editing SKIDL scripts as subsheets I envisage would either be
> >>> through a user defined text editor, or a basic one implemented into
> >>> KiCad. Once the edit has been done, the file would be evaluated
> >>> through the python runtime with the Skidl library (or for a more
> >>> generic solution a user specified command line, with the output
> >>> captured back as a netlist or schematic).
> >>> 3. Editing of the resulting components through the edit symbol fields
> >>> dialog I think would be possible but only as a one way operation once
> >>> the generated netlist/schematic has been added. In that sense it would
> >>> be up to the user to maintain that information in the script so that
> >>> it is generated each time.
> >>> Kind Regards
> >>> Russell
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