XbarGen is an open-source software system for synthesizing memristor-based digital circuits.
Specifically, XbarGen executes a translation of a boolean function into a digital circuit. Particularly, it targets a specific memristor-based crossbar architecture.
The underlying idea behind XbarGen is performing a design space exploration of memristor-based crossbar architectures.
XbarGen has been developed from scratch, due to the lack of an automated process of translation from a given boolean function to a memristor-based crossbar architecture.
XbarGen is part of a far-reaching project, yet at its very early stage, which aims to realize a Computer-Aided-Design (CAD) software system that targets memristor architectures.
XbarGen is licensed with the GNU Affero General Public License (GNU AGPL). Please visit http://www.gnu.org/licenses/ to see a copy of the license.
Before getting started, there are some requirements that are expected to be satisfied:
To compile XbarGen, you need to download the source code, open the shell, move to the downloaded folder and run the following commands:
$ mkidr build
$ cd build
$ cmake .. $ make
In case you receive compilation errors, they should be self-explanatory.
You should receive the following messages after executing the 'make' command
If the compilation succeeds, the same directory contains the executables, namely
XbarGen is released with documentation. In particular, the source code comes along with Doxygen documentation.
Doxygen internal documentation can be found here
It is also possible to generate XbarGen's internal documentation in order to consult it 'offline'
CMake will eventually prepare the an entry for generating a Doxygen documentation project and you just need to type:
$ make doc
in the building folder to generate it. The documentation folder will be created in the building directory's parent folder.