Omkar Bhilare

Digital Design and Verification Enthusiast

I'm a final year electronics undergraduate student and I do have great interest in Digital VLSI, FPGA prototyping, RTL Design and verification. In my undergrad I have tinkered a lot with FPGAs, Microcontrollers and circuit designs. I have made my small RISC-V core in verilog. Also made a 8 bit computer using SAP (Simple as possible!) Logic and simulated it in Logisim.
I'm a former verification Research Intern at SHAKTI , RISE LAB, IITM. SHAKTI is an open-source initiative by RISE group at IIT-Madras with the aim to produce production grade processors, complete System on Chips (SoCs), development boards and SHAKTI-based software platform.
I was selected in Google Summer of Code 2021 (GSOC'21) with beagleboard org. I had worked on a FPGA cape named BeagleWire and developed Gateware for it.
I'm always open to Research opportunities in Computer Architecture, RTL Design, Verification and FPGA prototyping.

Check my resume for more details: [RESUME]
Contact me on oabhilare_b19@el.vjti.ac.in

Education

Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute, Mumbai, India.
B.Tech in Electronics Engineering (CGPA: 9.02/10) (2018-2022)

  • Relavant Coursework : Electronics Circuit Analysis and Design, Digital Combinational Circuits, Digital Sequential Circuits, Microprocessor and Microcontroller, Principle of VLSI, Embedded Systems

Experience

SHAKTI, RISE LAB, IITM

Verification Research Intern
March 2021 - August 2021
  • Designed and developed an FPGA framework to verify the SHAKTI processors on the FPGAs.
  • Developed a Python Wrapper called AAPG on FPGA which automatically generates single and multiple aapg tests which are suitable to run on the FPGA. These tests are random RISC-V programs to verify RISC-V cores.
  • OpenOCD and GDB are used for flashing the test program to the Arty A7-100 FPGA which is running a soft-core Vajra SOC. The python wrapper also compares the FPGA’s test signature dump with the reference software spike signature dump.
  • Proposed work increased the verification speed while maintaining visibility and control in the FPGA flow.
  • Studied and tested a cocotb UVM Framework for the verification of SSPI and MBOX IPs of SHAKTI
  • [REPORT] | [Completion Letter]

BeagleBoard @ Google Summer of Code 2021

Open Source Developer
June 2021- August 2021
  • Built and tested a Gateware for Beaglewire(Lattice iCE40 FPGA-cape) for Beaglebone Black.
  • Interfaced AM335x Arm Chip with Lattice FPGA using protocols like GPMC and Wishbone.
  • Designed and verified GPMC to Wishbone converter IP. It supported single read and writes, also included two flop synchronizer to ensure synchronization.
  • Developed wishbone slave examples for Beaglewire. Designed 1 Master to N slaves Wishbone Intercon for Beaglewire which were used to test multiple slave condition.
  • Interfaced BeagleWire with SDRAM using litedram core which included serv a bit-serial RISC-V CPU for initialization of SDRAM IP.
  • Designed a VGA Driver for Beaglewire, tested the design in Hardware with VGA PMOD. Developed a gateware for PONG game and Encoder PMOD for Beaglewire.
  • [REPORT] | [Software Repo]

FireFly LED Products Pvt Ltd

R&D Intern
May 2019 - July 2019
  • Designed Metal Core Printed Circuit Boards(MCPCBs) using Altium for LED lights with an on-board driver, tested the design with driver ICs from different manufactures.
  • Researched and Designed an optimal combination of driver IC and LED circuit design which had maximum efficiency.