Chisel 2.0 Bootcamp

Seminar: Constructing Hardware in a Scala-Embedded Language (Chisel) | September 30 | 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium - 310


Chisel Group, Chisel

 Chisel Group

Date: September 30, 2013 from 8:30am – 5pm
Location: Banatao Auditorium – Sutardja Dai Hall

The main objective of the Chisel bootcamp is to get groups started using the Chisel hardware design infrastructure and to learn about the 2.0 version. In the bootcamp, we will de- scribe the language features, and also how to generate fast C++ cycle simulations, Verilog for FPGA emulation, and Verilog for ASIC synthesis. Due to time and license issues, we will focus on the C++ simulator backend for the workshop, though are happy to support groups who also want to integrate the Verilog output into their hardware design flows.

On Site or Online Registration

The bootcamp will be free to online and on site registrants who are: UC students, federal employees, federal lab employees, and employees of ASPIRE industrial sponsors and affiliates. It will be $100 for all other registrants, payable upon arrival by check or money order to ”UC Regents”. (Registration fees are non-refundable). There are a limited number of seats available on campus, so please register early! To register:

Preliminary Agenda

8:30am Breakfast at SD Foyer
9:00am Welcome + Introduction by Krste Asanovic
9:15am Tutorial Part I by Jonathan Bachrach
10:30am Break at SD Foyer
11:00am Tutorial Part II by Jonathan Bachrach
12:30pm Lunch at SD Foyer
2:00pm Hands-on Lab Time
3:30pm Break
4:00pm Feedback and Discussion
5:00pm Official End
5:30pm Unofficial Drinks/Food at Jupiter

Laptop Preparation

You will need a modern laptop with WIFI and ssh. If you want you can run chisel from VirtualBox using download instructions from above. You must do this installation be- fore the bootcamp. Otherwise, we will provide you with an account on a cluster running a Chisel virtual machine.


Driving directions:From the airport,head on 101North to San Francisco, then follow signs to 80E/Bay Bridge. After bridge, stay in left lanes and follow signs to Berkeley on 80. Take University Ave exit, and head towards campus.

Public transit: Take BART from the airport, to the Downtown Berkeley station.
Hotel recommendations: Hotel Shattuck has been recently renovated and is only a block from the Down- town Berkeley BART station. About 15 minutes walk to Sutardja Dai Hall.

See you there!

Please email questions to: