BHDL: A Lucid, Expressive, and Embedded Programming Language and System for PCB Designs
TimeTuesday, December 7th4:50pm - 5:10pm PST
Event Type
Research Manuscript
Virtual Programs
Presented In-Person
System-on-Chip Design Methodology
DescriptionGraphical PCB design tools like KiCAD lack support for high-level abstraction such as functions and loops. To improve PCB design productivity, we hereby present BHDL, a programming framework for PCB designs. In its compact and declarative syntax, schematics and layouts can be modeled effectively and expressed concisely. Treating all circuits as functions, BHDL naturally supports modularized development that builds complex designs up from smaller designs hierarchically. As an embedded Domain Specific Language (eDSL), BHDL allows users to leverage the full feature of the host language for customization and extension. Our Jupyter kernel supports web-based, REPL-driven development and generates autoplaced PCBs.