Advanced VLSI Certification Program

Course           Advanced VLSI ASIC Design (VLSI Level 3)
Category        Full length Certified Course
Duration         8 weeks (52 hours)
Timings          6.30pm to 8.30pm
Frequency     T-Th (inclusive of Theory and Labs)
Labs               Saturday (6.00pm to 8.00pm)
Eligibility        Diploma/BE/BTech/ME/MTech/PhD/Hardware & Software
                                                                          Engineers & Basic VLSI Level 1 and Level 2

"Advanced VLSI Design Key feature:"

Course Description:
• The course emphasizes the complete RTL to GDS II flow on the state-of-the-art CAD tool. The course explores the design aspects involved in the realization of CMOS integrated circuits/systems from device up to the register/subsystem level. It addresses major design methodologies with emphasis placed on structured full custom design. The course includes the study of the MOS device, critical interconnect and gate characteristics that determine the performance of VLSI circuits. It also includes CMOS logic design from transistor level schematic to layout for fabrication. Students will learn advanced VLSI CMOS design flow used in the semiconductor industry.

Course Educational Objectives:
• Apply principles of hierarchical digital CMOS VLSI, from the transistor up to the system level, to the    understanding of CMOS circuits and systems that are suitable for CMOS fabrication.

• Design simulated experiments using Cadence to verify the integrity of a CMOS circuit and its layout.

• Design digital circuits that are manufacturable in CMOS.

• Apply the Cadence VLSI CAD tool suite to layout digital circuits for CMOS fabrication and verify said circuits    with layout paarasitic elements.

• Apply the models for state-of-the-art VLSI components, fabrication steps, hierarchical design flow and    semiconductor business economics to judge the manufacturability of a design and assess its manufacturing    costs.

• Apply their course knowledge and the Cadence VLSI CAD tools in a team based design project that involves    much the same design flow they would encounter in a semiconductor design industrial setting.

• Full design project ready chip.

• Work in diverse teams on a complex live project based on the completion and performance in this course.

Text Books:
1. Introduction to VLSI Design, E.D.Fabricius, 1990.
2. Principles of CMOS VLSI Design a System Perspective, Neil H.E.Weste, Kamran Eshraghian, Addison-     Wesley, 2005.
3. Basic VLSI Design, D. A. Pucknell, Kamran Eshraghian, Prentice Hall. Publication year 2010 3rd edition

Reference Books:
1. Introduction to VLSI Systems, Carver Mead and Lynn Conway, Addison-Wesley1980.
2. VLSI Design Technologies for Analog and Digital Circuits, Geiger, Allen, Strader, McGraw Hill International     Edition Publication year 1990.
3. Circuits, Interconnections and Packaging, H B Bakoglu, Addison-Wesley Publication year MA 1990.
4. Cadence Design Manual, Cadence Design Systems, CA, USA Publication year July 2005