VLSI Course – Freshers

Physical Design – For Freshers

Start your VLSI career by joining our Physical Design course curated according to industry skill requirements and provided by industry experts.

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Start Date

3RD July 2021


16 WeekENDS


Online Classes

Course Overview

The physical design course is designed for fresh graduates and interns who want to avail comprehensive training to pursue a career as a physical design engineer in the VLSI industry. The course is designed keeping in mind the latest industry requirements and will be provided by trainers experienced in the field of Physical Design. During the course, all the relevant concepts, latest methods, mock interviews and guidance for entering into specific positions in the industry will be provided.

Who can attend this Course?


Basic Digital Gates
VLSI Design Flow
Basics of Digital Design Flow
Basics of Analog Design Flow
CMOS Circuit and Charactristic
Physical Design Flow
Semiconductor Design Overview
Basic Linux commands
Basics of Shell Scripting
GVIM hacks
Basics of TCL
Basics of PERL
Automation in VLSI Design
Basics of Synthesis
Synthesis Flow
Synthesis Inputs
Types of Synthesis
Optimizations in Synthesis
Timing Analysis and Debug at Synthesis Stage
QOR analysis and debug
DFT Overview
Synthesized Netlist
Timing Library
Physical Library
Design Exchanged Format (DEF)
Unified Power Format (UPF)
Standard Design Constraint (SDC)
Technology Files
Floorplan Overview and steps
Basics of Floorplan
Pin Placement
Macro definition and placement guidelines
Physical Cells and their importance
PG rails
Placement Overview
Pre-Placement Sanity Checks
Stages of Placement
Congestion Analysis and debug
Timing Analysis and debug
Placement Optimizations
Placement Quality Checks
Secondary PG Routing Concepts
Timing DRC’s wrt data path
CTS Overview
CTS Spec Files
Useful Skew
CTS Steps
CTS Quality Checks
Integrated Clock Gating concepts
Signal Integrity and Crosstalk
Timing DRC’s wrt Clock Path
Routing Overview
Route Steps
Route Quality Checks
Concept of Metal layers
VIA’s definitions and types
Antenna Effect
Tiiming Analysis
Basics of Timing Analysis
Combinational Timing Analysis
Sequential Timing Analysis (Setup Hold Recivery Removal)
SPEF genreation and related concepts
Detailed path timing Analysis
Half Cycle and Multi Cycle Path
Advanced level timing analysis and debug
Basics of TCL
Advanced Level TCL

Why Choose iVLSI?

Industry Standard Courses

The VLSI course covers a complete set of detailed course from design to tape-out.

Expert Trainer

One of the best trainers from the industry who has worked on many product based companies on their live projects and is presently working on the latest technologies in the industry.

Placement Assistance

Job assistance programs to help our learners get jobs at leading VLSI companies.

Flexible Learning Models

Choose a variety of learning models and courses in the most cost-effective manner as per your learning needs and budget.

About the Instructor

The instructor has worked with reputed product based companies like Intel, Qualcomm, Cadence, Broadcom, etc. He has 10+ years of industry experience and has worked on all the physical design, synthesis and STA tools from the industry. Besides, he has worked on various technology nodes ranging from 90nm projects to 5nm projects across TSMC, Samsung, Intel processes. In his entire career, he has worked on multiple projects such as CPU design, GPU Design, Snapdragon chips, Server chips etc.

He has written the concepts over the iVLSI website regarding different areas and topics. Moreover, he has trained many candidates who are currently working in different organizations. According to the feedback from his students, he is a great mentor and understands students very well while helping them achieve their goals. He primarily aims at helping beginners to enter into the VLSI industry by guiding and mentoring them till they get placed.