ToPoliNano (TPN) is a synthesis and simulation tool for emerging technologies. Starting from a VHDL description, automatic place and route algorithms are able to generate a circuit based on the selected technology. After that, a simulation can be performed providing input stimuli through a testbench. MagCAD is intended as a graphical editor for the TPN framework. Users can design custom circuit through a user-friendly GUI. The designed circuits can be exported as components for later use. Furthermore, a VHDL description of the circuits can be automatically exported by the tool: these VHDL netlists can be simulated with a standard logic simulator, like ModelSIM.


ERC Sector:

  • PE7_3 Simulation engineering and modelling
  • PE7_4 (Micro and nano) systems engineering
  • PE7_5 (Micro and nano) electronic, optoelectronic and photonic components


  • Nanoelectronics
  • Magnetoelectronics
  • Field Coupled Computing
  • Molecular Device

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