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Holonium

05/19/2021, 10:14 PM
Okay, so I know there was conversation earlier about PDK documentation, but I feel that this is unique enough to warrant its own thread. I have recently been looking into finding more complete documentation on various processes and with the sky130 process appearing to be more aimed at more individual users and small groups, I feel like it is a better place to start. When I was reading through the online documentation, it felt like there were pieces of information missing from it, as well as it not seeming to be available in a PDF form. From what others have said, the documentation from a company such a TSMC can surpass 1,000 pages, which further leads me to believe that there is a large amount missing from the documentation. I was wondering if you guys thought that I might be able to get ahold of the more complete documentation from SkyWater or efabless.
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Tim Edwards

05/20/2021, 1:17 AM
There is more documentation than we have been able to post, but not nearly as much as you seem to be expecting. There's a document regarding the use of the I/O pads which is useful and which we need to get up on the website in some form; but, for example, there is no user guide for the digital standard cells.
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Holonium

05/20/2021, 3:20 AM
Got it, I appreciate your response. Also, are there any plans to put the documentation in a PDF form?
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Tim Edwards

05/20/2021, 1:18 PM
Ask Tim Ansell. It should be possible to get PDF out of it.
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Holonium

05/20/2021, 2:47 PM
@Tim 'mithro' Ansell I was wondering if there were any plans to put the documentation in PDF form. I was told that you were the one to ask by Tim Edwards.
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Tim Becker

05/29/2021, 1:44 PM
@Holonium I had a similar feeling. Antmicro created some patches that included better docs for individual cells that I found very helpful and may contain some of what you are looking for: https://antmicro-skywater-pdk-docs.readthedocs.io/en/86-cell_cross_index/contents/cell-index.html unfortunately, this PR for this has been lingering in GitHub for half a year now :( It's here in case someone wants to give it some love: https://github.com/google/skywater-pdk/pull/266