zamiaCAD project has received IBM Faculty Award supporting the development and research activities.
The main goal of these activities is application of the zamiaCAD framework to real world hardware design, debug and analysis.
"The IBM Faculty Awards is a competitive worldwide program intended to:
While the software development discipline has made in recent years significant advances in the area of program code entry, navigation and analysis the existing hardware development environments are still lacking this progress, especially in the open-source tools domain. zamiaCAD is a project which aims at transferring the advances in software development to the hardware development discipline.
The zamiaCAD project targets supporting the state-of-the-art and future large scale industrial hardware designs. This framework is developed to be equipped with powerful debugging functionality and to provide the research community with an open-source robust research platform.
The Tallinn University of Technology group has a long track record in hardware design verification and test research. In frames of this Faculty Award project the group aims at taking the zamiaCAD framework on a new level of functionality, accessibility, scalability and robustness, heeding the feedback from IBM experts to focus on the right areas of interest. The group has cooperation with two IBM R&D sites the IBM Design Center in Boeblingen, Germany and the IBM Research Lab in Haifa, Israel.