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The FOSS EDA ecosystem: common interchange file format
ecosys_fmt by Tibor 'Igor2' Palinkas on 2017-12-26
Tags: insight, ecosystem, compatibility, tools, export, import, convert, bridge, file, format, file format
Abstract: EDA ecosystem proposal: interchange file format.
The EDA ecosystem is booted up and is called coralEDA.
EDA ecosystem: an interchange format
The main ideas behind this format are:
- can be implemented easily in any programming language, with a small footprint in the code
- does not have any sort of dependency (e.g. parser lib)
- can be implemented partially
- minimal commons: tries to focus on the essential features for interchange, not on extras