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Physical Verification

Course Overview:

This course is designed with the purpose of giving participants an in-depth training on custom layout concepts, techniques along with hands on knowledge expected of fresher-level aspirants in the VLSI industry. This course covers important topics like CMOS process fabrication technology, understanding of components like MOS transistors, resistors and capacitors used in these technologies and the theory behind various layout techniques like shielding, common centroid matching, guard rings, ESD protection, etc.

 All concepts are illustrated with hands on labs and assignments to help the attendee get familiar with producing industry standard Analog layouts optimised for area and performance. The course is designed and will be delivered by experts in Analog Layout, as per the industry requirements with good emphasis on hands-on training, using Industry standard Layout tool with more than 50% time allocated to lab sessions.

Training Delivery Model:

  • Weekends (Saturdays : Instructor Lead classroom training
  • Each Lecture session will be followed by Labs on that module.
  • Weekdays : Lab support through Email and WhatsApp
  • Flexible learning with 24/7 Lab Access from home through VPN

Training Material & Certification:

  • Hand outs of training material will be provided.
  • Course completion certificate from ChipEdge.
  • Certification and 2 credits (leading to MS degree) from Global University of Engineering, USA

Who Can Attend This Course:

      • Diploma Engineers working in Embedded / Electronics (PCB designing, assembling, testing..) and interested to Change Career into VLSI industry for work satisfaction & Career growth.
      • B.Sc or M.Sc graduates looking to start a career in VLSI.
      • Interns / Entry level PV Engineers, who have started working on Physical Verification, but not received any formal training.
      • Engineers working in different domains of VLSI, but interested to pursue career in Physical Verification.


Good Knowledge on below topics is required. One need to refresh his/her knowledge thoroughly, before the course as these fundamentals are essential to the course.

      1. Working knowledge of Linux.
      2. Knowledge of Digital Electronics fundamentals.
      3. Knowledge of CMOS fundamentals

Educational Qualification:

  • Diploma in Electronics / Electrical / Instrumentation
  • B.Sc / M.Sc in Electronics
  • B.E / B.Tech in Electronics / Electrical / Instrumentation / Telecom

Course Content outline:

1)     UNIX Fundamentals

2)     Layout Basics

  • Fabrication Process
  • CMOS Basics
  • ESD
  • Latchup
  • Antenna/Gnac

3)     TCL Basic Concepts

4)      SOC Basic

  • DFM
  • Cell Structures
  • Density

5)     Introduction to PD Flow

6)     PV Introduction

  • DRC
  • LVS
  • Other essential Industry flows
  • ERC

7)     ICC Introduction

8)     Physical Verification Project -1

9)     Physical Verification Project -2

10)   Soft Skill: Work Management & Daily Tracker/Task Planning

Tools to be used:

  • Industry standard Layout tools will be used.
  • Additional Lab Hours through VPN, to enable you spend more time on labs from home. This is on top of Trainer led lab sessions during Sundays.

Assessment & Certification:

  • Course completion certificate from ChipEdge.
  • At the end of the course, Course learning will be assessed as per Bloom’s Taxonomy.
  • Certification and credits leading to M.S degree from Global University of Engineering, USA.


Trainer is having 13+ years of VLSI Industry experience in various organisations and currently working with a product MNC company.

He had worked with product, IP based and Services based companies and has deep knowledge in different layout areas i.e. analog and mixed signal layout, digital and memory layout and standard Cell Layout.

Experienced on different technology nodes from 700nm to 28nm. worked on multiple designs on Analog IP’s ADC, DAC, PLL , buffers and different classes of Amplifiers.

He is passionate about teaching and enjoys sharing his knowledge.