1.4. Quick-start

The best way to get started with the BOOM core is to use the Chipyard project template. There you will find the main steps to setup your environment, build, and run the BOOM core on a C++ emulator. Here is a selected set of steps from Chipyards documentation:

Listing 1.1 Quick-Start Code
# Download the template and setup environment
git clone https://github.com/ucb-bar/chipyard.git
cd chipyard
./scripts/init-submodules-no-riscv-tools.sh

# build the toolchain
./scripts/build-toolchains.sh riscv-tools

# add RISCV to env, update PATH and LD_LIBRARY_PATH env vars
# note: env.sh generated by build-toolchains.sh
source env.sh

cd sims/verilator
make CONFIG=LargeBoomConfig

Note: Listing 1.1 assumes you don’t have riscv-tools toolchain installed. It will pull and build the toolchain for you.