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  1. mprj_por/
  2. Makefile

Simulation Environment Setup

There are two options for setting up the simulation environment:

  • Pulling a pre-built docker image
  • Installing the dependecies locally

1. Docker

There is an available docker setup with the needed tools at efabless/dockerized-verification-setup

Run the following to pull the image:

docker pull efabless/dv_setup:latest

2. Local Installion (Linux)

You will need to fullfil these dependecies:

  • Icarus Verilog (10.2+)
  • RV32I Toolchain

Using apt, you can install Icarus Verilog:

sudo apt-get install iverilog

Next, you will need to build the RV32I toolchain. Firstly, export the installation path for the RV32I toolchain,

export GCC_PATH=<gcc-installation-path>

Then, run the following:

# packages needed:
sudo apt-get install autoconf automake autotools-dev curl libmpc-dev \
    libmpfr-dev libgmp-dev gawk build-essential bison flex texinfo \
    gperf libtool patchutils bc zlib1g-dev git libexpat1-dev

sudo mkdir $GCC_PATH
sudo chown $USER $GCC_PATH

git clone riscv-gnu-toolchain-rv32i
cd riscv-gnu-toolchain-rv32i
git checkout 411d134
git submodule update --init --recursive

mkdir build; cd build
../configure --with-arch=rv32i --prefix=$GCC_PATH
make -j$(nproc)

Running Simulation


First, you will need to export a number of environment variables:

export PDK_PATH=<pdk-location/sky130A>
export CARAVEL_ROOT=<caravel_root>
export UPRJ_ROOT=<user_project_root>

Then, run the following command to start the docker container :

docker run -it -v $CARAVEL_ROOT:$CARAVEL_ROOT -v $PDK_PATH:$PDK_PATH -v $UPRJ_ROOT:$UPRJ_ROOT -e CARAVEL_ROOT=$CARAVEL_ROOT -e PDK_PATH=$PDK_PATH -e UPRJ_ROOT=$UPRJ_ROOT -u $(id -u $USER):$(id -g $USER) efabless/dv_setup:latest

Then, navigate to the directory where the DV tests reside :

cd $UPRJ_ROOT/verilog/dv/

Then, follow the instructions at Both to run RTL/GL simulation.


You will need to export these environment variables:

export GCC_PATH=<gcc-installation-path>
export PDK_PATH=<pdk-location/sky130A>

Then, follow the instruction at Both to run RTL/GL simulation.


To run RTL simulation for one of the DV tests,

cd <dv-test>

To run gate level simulation for one of the DV tests,

cd <dv-test>
SIM=GL make

User Analog Project Example DV

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