Certificate Course in Physical Design
Integrated Internship Program | Exclusively Designed for Students and Freshers | Merit Based Discounts up to 30% | Instructor Led Live online classes by Industry experts | Industry Relevant Projects | Synopsys Tools | Placement Assistance
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VLSI Physical Design course, specially designed for fresh graduates to get comprehensive training to start a career in VLSI Industry as a Physical Design Engineer. The course covers the latest industry requirements and is covered by trainers experienced in Physical Design.
The course begins with introduction to Linux, Fundamentals to CMOS and Digital Electronics, Digital design using Verilog.
The course comprehensively covers Synthesis, Logical Equivalence Check (LEC), Physical design flow including Floorplan, Powerplan, Placement, Clock Tree Synthesis & Routing, Static Timing Analysis, Physical Verification and VLSI Physical Design Automation.
Four projects will be covered during the course using 14nm/28nm library. Labs are on Industry standard tools from Synopsys like ICC2, Formality, starRC, Prime Time and IC Validator.
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Who Can attend this course
Our Placement Desk works closely with the leading VLSI companies to meet their entry level skilled engineer hiring needs and arranges interview opportunities for our trained engineers. The Hiring companies include both MNC and Service Companies.
The Placement Desk has emerged as a favored destination for many organizations who come back year after year to recruit fresh talent nurtured at ChipEdge.
We provide placement support as a complimentary service until the candidate gets the job. Interested candidates need to register with the placement desk for further assistance. For more information, please speak to our Learning Advisor.
There are 3 Simple process in the Admission Process which are detailed below:
Step 1: Online Eligibility Test
Take online test for 60 mins with 40 MCQs. Syllabus includes Aptitude, Digital Electronics, Electronic Devices ..etc
Step 2: Interview
This process includes further assessment of your fundamentals knowledge and soft skills. It will be conducted over a video call.
Step 3: Seat Confirmation
Enroll in the course, if selected. Start your preparation by getting access to the pre-requisite materials.
Why Choose ChipEdge ?
Latest Synopsys Tools with individual Licenses for each Learner. Labs & Projects designed as per latest industry needs.
Best Trainers from industry with strong technical experience and currently working on latest technologies.
Complimentary Job Assistance Program without any extra cost, to help our Learners get jobs with leading VLSI Companies.
Learn on the go with Chipedge’s learning app. Access materials, attend live sessions anytime and anywhere.
Robust VLSI Lab with latest Synopsys Tools running on high end servers and high speed internet lines with 24×7 availability.
- Introduction to Linux
- Command Line Operators
- File Operations
- Text Editors
- Text Manipulating
- Network Operations
- Special Keystrokes
- Assessment and Quizzes
- Number System, Boolean Algebra, SOP and POS, K-Map
- Combinational circuits
- Sequential circuits
- Finite State machines
- Frequency Division
- Setup and Hold time checks
- Advance Design Issues: Metastability, Noise Margins, Power, Fanout, Timing Considerations
- FIFO Depth Calculation
- Assessment and Quizzes
- Electronic Devices, Power Sources, Thevenin and Norton Theorem
- Semiconductors Device Physics : Atomic Structure, Electronic Configuration, Doping, Diode – Biasing and VI Characteristics
- MOSFET : Regions of operation, VI Characteristics
- Function implementation using CMOS
- Stick Diagram and Layout
- Second order effects : Body Effect, Channel length modulation, Punch through, subthreshold conduction, DIBL
- Process Technology : Clean Room, Wafer manufacturing, Oxidation, DIffusion, Ion Implementation, Lithography
- Assessment and Quizzes
- Introduction to Verilog
- Applications of Verilog HDL
- Verilog HDL language concepts
- Verilog language basics and constructs
- Data Types, Nets and registers, Arrays
- Verilog Operators : Logical operators, Bitwise and Reduction operators, Concatenation and conditional operators, Relational and arithmetic, Shift and Equality operators, Operators precedence.
- Type of assignments : Continuous assignments, Inter/Intra assignments, Blocking and Non-Blocking assignments, Execution branching, Tasks and Functions
- Finite State Machine (FSM) : Basic FSM structure, Moore Vs Mealy, Common FSM coding styles, Registered outputs
- Assessment and Quizzes
- ASIC Design flow and role of Synthesis
- Synthesis flow
- writing timing constraints in SDC format
- constraining the design for timing
- power, area goals, set optimization techniques
- synthesize the design
- generate and analyze the reports, save the netlist and SDC
- Formal Verification
- Understanding & Matching compare points
- Debugging non equivalent points
- What-If Analysis
Features of TCL and Applications. TCL commands, Variables, arithmetic expressions, comments, identifiers, reserved words, data types, decisions, loops, arrays, strings, file I/O and procedures.
Scripting exercises from simple problems to complex problems, in an incremental manner and using tools like Prime Time, ICC2.
Introduction to physical designand Physical Design Flow, Data preparation : Files required for PD ( Netlist, SDC, Libraries, Technology files, TLU+), the contents of each input file, Sanity checks.
Goals of Floorplanning, different aspects of floor planning, Rectangle/Rectilinear floorplans, Die size estimation (Core Utilization, Aspect ratio), IO placement, macro placement and guidelines, channel-width estimation.
Goals of Power Routing, Power distribution structure (Rings, straps and follow-pin/std cell rail), metal stack information, power planning methodology, IR drop analysis, types of power consumption. Why Low power and low power techniques. Electro-migration analysis.
Goals of Placement, types of placements, pre-place (End-cap, Tap & I/O Buffer) cells, placement optimization, congestion analysis, timing analysis, Tie-cells, High-Fanout Net Synthesis, Scan chain re-order, Path Grouping and creating Bounds.
STA Overview and concepts, Basic timing checks (setup, hold), understanding timing constraints(SDC), timing corners, timing report analysis.
General optimization techniques, typical causes for timing violations and strategies for fixing the same, Pre-CTS optimization to Fix setup violations.
Goals of CTS, Types of Clock-tree, constraints for CTS, building clock tree, Analyze the results,
Post-CTS optimization: Fixing Setup and Hold violations.
Goals of Routing, Stages of Routing: Global Routing, Track assignment and Detail Routing, Routing options, Fixing of routing violations (DRC, LVS), post route optimization, issues in routing and guidelines for optimum routing results.
Post layout STA using SPEF, Multi Mode Multi Corner STA, Derating factors, PVT, OCV Variations, Crosstalk Analysis.
What is ECO, Types of ECO, Timing & Functional ECO, Performing the ECO placement and routing.
Physical Verification (DRC, LVS), IR drop analysis, Electro-Migration Analysis.
Projects will be given converging Netlist to GDS II flow. Various projects that will allow the students to understand the intricacies of implementation for the minimum area, low power, high performance. The method of execution will be similar to typical block level Physical Design work/project in the industry. Block level input database will be given and the participant has to deliver GDS II, after cleaning all the issues during sign-off checks.
Internship option is integrated with the course for B.tech / M.tech students, who are currently pursuing the studies in the campus. Fresh B.tech/M.tech graduates can benefit from the same model.
If we provide the industry standard project directly on 1st day, you will not be able to do, as you do not have the domain / subject knowledge and tools knowledge. Hence we have designed Integrated internship program, as below.
The Internship model has 2 phases.
Phase1 – Learning: 4 months
Learning respective domain knowledge in 4 months, along with hands-on labs with VLSI tools.
Phase2 – Application (Projects) : 1 month
Application of your learning in projects. You will be provided 2 projects, to apply the last 4 months of your learning. Course mentors will be available for guiding you on the projects.
Completing both of these projects is mandatory, for getting an Internship Letter/Certificate. To get a Course Completion Certificate, completing one project is enough.
There is no extra charge for internship. Its free.
For further details, please speak with our Learning Advisor.
Sorry, we not provide any kind of internship certificates / projects by just paying the money without actually learning / doing the projects. Thats against our company policies.
We strongly believe, internships / projects are opportunities to apply the learning to some application. Then only one’s learning will be useful and will help for better career opportunities.
We Provide Placement Assistance By Arranging Interview Opportunities With Hiring Companies. This is complimentary service from ChipEdge, without charging any extra amount for this. We charge only for our training, but not for placements.
We provide placement support until candidate gets job. To Ensure Successful Placements, We Provide Added Support Including Mentorship, Fundamentals Classes, Soft Skills Training, Mock Interviews Etc.
We provide comprehensive placement assistance, but we do not give any placement guarantee. We provide quality training and interview opportunities to all our learners; but how you utilize the opportunities and crack the interviews will solely depend on you.
As per our knowledge, most of the training organizations/colleges, even premium colleges like IITs/NITs/IIMs, they do not guarantee the placement. As per the reputation of the organization, companies do visit for hiring and candidates gets jobs. It depends on the candidates, how they utilize the campus for learning and proving his/her talent, when opportunity is given.
Salary Range For Freshers Is From 3- 4 Lakhs Per Annum In Service Companies. Salaries In Product/MNC Companies Can Range Between 7 To 12.5 Lakhs.
Though 3-4 LPA appears similar to software salaries, your real growth comes after 3 years. First 2-3 years are to be considered as career building phase, to learn as much as you can and do not compare with others / IT salaries. Your knowledge will be your power and your career / salary growth from 4th year onwards depends on your talent/knowledge.
Each year many companies visit ChipEdge for recruiting the various entry level positions because of the quality training that we offer.
For complete list of companies visit https://chipedge.com/hiring-companies/
The Minimum Qualification Required Is An Educational Background In Electronics. This Could Include
- B. Tech/B.E In ECE / EEE / Telecom / Instrumentation.
- M.Tech/M.Sc In VLSI / Embedded / Power Electronics / Digital Electronics / Digital Communications.
- M.Sc in Electronics.
Final / Pre-final year students above branches can join the course.
For freshers with year of passing: 2022
one should have 60% or above percentage throughout the semesters. This is the typical hiring criteria of VLSI Companies for Hiring.
Typically VLSI Companies hiring criteria for fresh graduates includes, Written Test + Interview. To ensure that you will get placed after the course, we follow similar screening process, to admit candidates who have the required aptitude for VLSI Career.
Admission into Certification Courses is a two stage process:
Written Test – you need to attend a online test, which tests your knowledge on fundamentals like digital electronics, CMOS, aptitude..etc. you need to score 60% to qualify for the technical interview.
Technical Interview – Our technical experts will take your interview on video call, to assess your fundamentals knowledge and suitability for VLSI field. you will be selected for admission, subject to your performance in the interview.
As batch size is limited, admission would be given on first come first serve basis.
For more information, please visit admission process
We use 28nm,14nm libraries for labs, projects.
We use the latest and genuine versions of Synopsys Tools for our courses. please check course pages, for the list of tools used for that respective course. We provide a dedicated tool license for every learner during the lab/project work.
This is the biggest advantage with ChipEdge courses, as quality and standard EDA/VLSI tools are important for any VLSI course. And these tools are typically very costly ranging from $50,000 to $200,000 per license per year. Many service companies cannot afford these tools. Thanks to the EDA/Tool companies for giving these tools at subsidized & affordable rates to training companies, so that engineers can get trained on these tools.
Providing real time projects is not feasible in a VLSI Training environment. The projects we provide are of similar complexity but of a medium size as executed in the industry. For Learning purposes these projects are good enough. Many working professionals & students achieved success, by working on these projects.
VLSI Companies send their engineers to chipedge, to get their engineers trained on these projects.
We do have installment options for some courses. EMI option is available through our partner organizations, who provide loans for training programs. please check with our Learning Advisors.
ChipEdge believes in quality and professional approach in what we offer, which earned a reputation from industry & professionals. If you are not happy with the course quality, 100% of your fee will be refunded.
Please visit the refund policy for more details.
Sorry, GST is mandatory for all course fee payments and tax invoice will be provided to you.. We follow the Govt Tax Laws strictly, as part of our corporate governance policy.
We understand 18% GST is significant amount. We have recommended Govt of India, to consider reducing the GST for skill development programs. We are hopeful, they will reduce in future.