Synthesis and Static Time Analysis 

STA course is designed for the working VLSI engineers who want to learn/enhance their knowledge on Synthesis and Static Timing Analysis (STA).

The course will be delivered by experts in STA, who have worked on multiple tape-outs for timing closure. Special emphasize on Fundamentals, Application of Concepts and on the job training, with a minimum of 50 – 60 % time for lab sessions

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Course Details

Duration:
Weekend: 5 Weeks
Training Delivery Model:

• Interactive Live Online Sessions.
• Lab access through VPN.

Certification:

GLS Certified STA Course completion certificate to be awarded to all participants who successfully complete our tests and evaluation process.

Who can benefit from this Course:

• M.Tech / B.Tech Students.
• Working Professionals from the VLSI industry, currently working in some areas (RTL Design, Verification, FPGA Design, DFT, Physical design, Low Power PD) who want to learn Synthesis & STA thoroughly.
• Synthesis, STA Engineers who want to fill the gaps in their understanding & strengthen STA knowledge to deliver effectively in the current role.
• CAD / Methodology Engineers or Application Engineers who have come across Synthesis & STA in their work, but don’t have a good understanding of its working.
• Any working VLSI Engineer seeking to learn Synthesis & STA.
• Faculties from Engineering Colleges across India.
• Professionals from Electrical and electronics engineering background with good academic Percentage but are working in other industries, and who are desiring to make a career in VLSI.
• Working professionals from Embedded background working in PCB designing, assembling, DSP, testing, RFIDs, etc.,

Pre-requisites:

● Working knowledge of Linux.
● Knowledge of Digital Electronics fundamentals.
● Knowledge of Verilog and the ability to design circuits using Verilog.
● Knowledge of CMOS Fundamentals and ASIC / SOC flow is an added advantage to understand the concepts.

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Module 1 : Synthesis

  • Introduction to Synthesis and its flow
  • Constraining Design for timing, area & power
  • Understanding & Exploring .lib
  • Synthesizing the Design
  • Checks on Timing
  • Reports, Analysis and Debugging of results
  • Optimization Techniques
  • Low Power Synthesis using UPF
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Module 2 : Static Timing Analysis

  • Fundamentals of STA
  • Delays & Libraries
  • Constraining design using SDC commands
  • Clock generations, Handling Clocks and Cock exceptions
  • Timing Exceptions
  • Post Layout STA using SPEF
  • Multi-Mode, Multi-Corner STA
  • Cross talk & Noise Analysis
  • Timing ECOs generation, What-If Analysis
  • Timing Challenges
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Module 3 : Analog Circuit Design

  • MOS fundamentals and characteristics
  • Current Mirror
  • Single-ended MOS amplifiers
  • Single-ended and differential signaling
  • CMOS Differential Amplifier
  • Stability Analysis
  • Operational Transconductance Amplifier
  • Two stage OPAMPS
  • Designing OPAMP using current source

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