A team of undergraduate students under the supervision of faculty members of the Electrical Engineering department of the University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, has designed the RISC-V-based microprocessor system integrating it with various peripherals to make it a System on Chip (SoC). The design has also been selected for the tape-out by Efabless in the open-source MPW-5 shuttle program which is sponsored by Google. The fabrication of the chip will be carried out under 130nm process technology by SkyWater foundries.
In the context of this achievement, this webinar was arranged to encourage new aspirants to join the fastest growing RISC-V ecosystem and open-source silicon. Two of the undergraduate team members: Abdul Wadood and Junaid Amjad, will discuss the following aspects in this webinar:
1. RISC-V: Why and how it is the fastest-growing ISA.
2. Demonstration of RISC-V Microprocessor system design.
3. Open source design, verification, and chip fabrication tools.
3. Mentorships, Internships, and Career opportunities for upcoming aspirants.
Abdul wadood is a senior year student of Electrical Engineering at UET Lahore. His areas of interest are Computer Architecture, Digital systems, and VLSI systems. His notable work includes: working under the spring '22 LFX mentorship program - at RISC-V International - and Google Summer of Code '22 to contribute to the RISC-V projects.
Muhammad Junaid is a final year student of electrical engineering at UET Lahore. His area of interest includes embedded systems specifically targeting computer hardware design and verification. He recently joined 10xEngineers as an associate engineer in the field of digital design and verification.
Prof. Dr. Muhammad Tahir is serving as Chairman of the Department of Electrical Engineering of UET Lahore. He is the lead advocate of making the UET a part of the fastest-growing open-source silicon industry.
Research Associate; Lead Organizer