The Circuit IR Compilers and Tools (CIRCT) project aims to apply MLIR and the LLVM development methodology to the domain of hardware design tools.
The EDA industry has well-known and widely used proprietary and open source tools. However, these tools are often inconsistent, have usability concerns, and were not designed together into a common platform. We believe that open source design tools leveraging multiple abstractions designed around a coherent framework like MLIR can radically disrupt this industry, in the same way that open source compilers now dominate the software tool industry.
The CIRCT community has a weekly meeting with open attendance. Please see the meeting notes document for more information