New software page

I’ve been getting quite a few requests from people looking for the software that used to be hosted on VLSITools.com.  Since I’m no longer maintaining that site, I’ve added a software page to this blog where those tools can still…

Deperlify now on VLSI Tools

Deperlify now on VLSI Tools

Deperlify (“De – Perl – ify”), the newest addition to the VLSI Tools family, is now up on the website thanks to some help from Dave Fick. Deperlify allows you to embed Perl blocks into your Verilog code, and a…

Forcing An Anchor To Download

Forcing An Anchor To Download

In developing the VLSITools.com website, I ran across a problem when trying to make Python scripts available for download.  Whenever an anchor was clicked on that linked to a Python script, the server would try to execute it and dump…

OS X Update, X11, and XQuartz

OS X Update, X11, and XQuartz

I do all of my circuit design and layout as well as some software development by running X11 on a Macbook Pro that’s about 3-4 years old (Snow Leopard.) The basic flow involves logging in to a server at work…