Symbiotic EDA releases new open source tool for programming the Lattice ECP5 and ice40 FPGAs

nextpnr aims to be a good enough tool for makers to generate bitstream configuration files on platforms usually not supported by the chip vendor tools. nextpnr feature set is also much more adept to the needs of makers. The availability of the sourccode of the tools allows researchers to use nextpnr as a infrastructure for their own reserarch. Very much like with Yosys currently, we expect to see in the future many academic papers having nextpnr in their reference listing.

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