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What is VLSI RN?

The VLSI-RN course is an exclusively designed course by industry experts to train you on the advanced Design and Verification technologies and methodologies i.e. RTL Design, ASIC & FPGA design methodologies, FPGA Architecture, Advanced Verilog for Verification, ASIC Verification Methodologies, SystemVerilog, UVM, Assertion Based Verification - SVA, Verification Planning and Management, Code and Functional Coverage, Perl scripting language and VIP coding style. One can easily enter into the VLSI industry with the skill sets that are gained through this training course.

6 months Training + 6 months Internship

Full time

9AM - 6PM

Why join VLSI RN?
(Very Large-Scale Integration - RTL to Netlist)

A modern VLSI chip is a remarkably complex beast: billions of transistors, millions of logic gates deployed for computation and control, big blocks of memory. How do engineers manage to design and verify these complicated chips? This requires deep understanding and hands-on experience of Industry relevant chip design and verification skills i.e. SOC, CMOS, RTL Design, Verilog HDL, FPGA, SystemVerilog & UVM. We offer exclusive training on the niche and high-in-demand chip design technology along with Internship through Advance VLSI Design and Verification course. This course consists of smart live classes and hands-on practice in a ratio of 30:70. Imbibing the methods in the class and applying them in through lab assignments and projects cement the concepts forever.

Our CEO Mr. P R Sivakumar explains, how VLSI RN course can help you build your skills set and get a job in Semiconductor Industry.

Key Features of VLSI-RN

Course Features

  • ASIC & FPGA design methodologies
  • Training and Internship
  • Advanced Logic Design
  • FPGA Architecture
  • ASIC Verification Methodologies
  • HVL : SystemVerilog
  • HDL : Verilog
  • Assertion Based Verification: SVA
  • UVM
  • Three Mini Projects
  • Industry Standard Project
  • Scripting Language : Perl
  • Operating System - Linux
  • Xilinx - ISE

Internship Projects

  • AHB2APB Bridge RTL
  • PCS Subsystem RTL design
  • SPI IP core RTL Design
  • UART IP core RTL Design
  • AHB UVC - Master agent in UVM
  • AHB2APB Bridge Verification in UVM
  • UART IP Verification in UVM
  • AHB UVC - Slave agent in UVM
  • GPIO Verification in UVM
  • PCS subsystem IP Verification - UVM
  • AXI UVC - Master agent in UVM
  • I2C Real Time Clock IP design
  • ICPIT Verification in UVM
  • AXI UVC - Slave agent in UVM
  • SPI IP Verification - UVM

Elective Modules

  • LP - Low Power VLSI Design
  • DFT - Design For Test
  • AMS - Analog Mixed Signal

EDA Tools

  • Mentor Graphics
  • Xilinx
  • Aldec

Curriculum

The dynamic curriculum of Advance VLSI Design and Verification course fits perfectly with the career aim of fresh engineering graduates and helps them to ‘future-proof’ themselves and remain relevant for the rapidly evolving Semiconductor technology space.

MODULE 1

Introduction to VLSI

  • VLSI Design Flow
  • ASIC Vs FPGA
  • RTL Design Methodologies
  • Introduction to ASIC Verification Methodologies

VLSI Design Flow Steps - Demo

MODULE 2

Introduction to Linux

  • Components of UNIX system
  • Directory Structure
  • Utilities and Commands
  • Vi Editor

MODULE 3

Advanced Digital Design

  • Introduction to Digital Electronics
  • Arithmetic Circuits
  • Data processing Circuits
  • Universal Logic Elements
  • Combinational Circuits - Design and Analysis
  • Latches and Flip flops
  • Shift Registers and Counters
  • Sequential Circuits - Design and Analysis
  • Memories and PLD
  • Finite State Machine

Microcontroller Design

MODULE 4

Static Timing Analysis

  • Introduction to STA
  • Comparison with DTA
  • Timing Path and Constraints
  • Different types of clocks
  • Clock domain and Variations
  • Clock Distribution Networks
  • How to fix timing failure

MODULE 5

CMOS Fundamentals

  • Non Ideal characteristics
  • BJT vs FET
  • CMOS Characteristics
  • CMOS circuit design
  • Transistor sizing
  • Layout and Stick Diagrams
  • CMOS Processing Steps
  • Fabrication
  • CMOS Technology - Current Trends

MODULE 6

Verilog HDL - RTL Coding and Synthesis

[1] Introduction to Verlog HDL

  • Applications of Verilog HDL
  • Verilog HDL language concept
  • Verilog language basics and constructs
  • Abstraction levels

[2] Data Types

  • Type Concept
  • Nets and registers
  • Non hardware equivalent variables
  • Arrays

[3] Verilog Operators

  • Logical operators
  • Bitwise and Reduction operators
  • Concatenation and conditional
  • Relational and arithmetic
  • Shift and Equality operators
  • Operators precedence

[4] Assignments

  • Type of assignments
  • Continuous assignments
  • Timing references
  • Procedures
  • Blocking and Non-Blocking assignments
  • Execution branching
  • Tasks and Functions

[5] Finite State Machine

  • Basic FSM structure
  • Moore Vs Mealy
  • Common FSM coding styles
  • Registered outputs

[6] Advanced Verilog for Verification

  • System Tasks
  • Internal variable monitoring
  • Compiler directives
  • File input and output

[7] Synthesis Coding Style

  • Registers in Verilog
  • Unwanted latches
  • Operator synthesis
  • RTL Coding style

MODULE 7

Code Coverage

  • Statement coverage
  • Branch Coverage
  • Expression Coverage
  • Path Coverage
  • Toggle Coverage
  • FSM - State, Arc and Sequence coverage

MODULE 8

FPGA Architecture

[1] PLD

  • General Structure and Classification
  • CPLD Vs FPGA

[2] Xilinx CPLD - Xc9500

  • Block Diagram of CPLD
  • Detailed study of each block
  • Endurance limits
  • Timing Model

[3] Xilinx FPGA

  • FPGA Architecture
  • CLBs and Input/Output Blocks
  • Luts, SLICE DFFs
  • Dedicated MUXes
  • Programmable Interconnects
  • Architectural Resources
  • Power Distribution and Configuration

[4] FPGA Architecture of Different Xilinx Families

[5] Netlist and Timing simulation

MODULE 9

Verilog Mini Project RTL Coding and Synthesis

  • Project Specification Analysis
  • Understanding the architecture
  • Module level implementation and verification
  • Building the top-level module
  • Implementing the design into the FPGA board

MODULE 10

Design Automation using Scripts Perl

  • Introduction to Perl
  • Functions and Statements
  • Numbers, Strings, and Quotes
  • Comments and Loops

MODULE 11

ASIC Verification Methodologies

  • Directed Vs Random
  • Functional verification process
  • Stimulus Generation
  • Bus function model
  • Monitors and reference models
  • Coverage Driven Verification
  • Verification Planning and management

MODULE 12

System Verilog HVL

[1] Introduction to System Verilog

  • New Data types
  • Tasks and Functions
  • Interfaces
  • Clocking blocks

[2] Object Oriented Programming and Randomization

  • OOP Basics
  • Classes - Objects and handles
  • Polymorphism and Inheritance
  • Randomization
  • Constraints

[3] Threads and Virtual Interfaces

  • Fork Join
  • Fork Join_any
  • Fork Join_none
  • Event controls
  • Mailboxes and semaphores
  • Virtual Interfaces
  • Transactors
  • Building verification environment
  • Testcases

[4] Callbacks

  • Facade Class
  • Building Reusable Transactors
  • Inserting Callbacks
  • Registering Callbacks

[5] Direct Programming Interface

[6] Functional Coverage

  • Coverage models
  • Coverpoints and bins
  • Cross coverage
  • Regression testing

MODULE 13

Verification Planning and Management

  • Verification Plan
  • TB Architecture
  • Coverage Model
  • Tracking the simulation process
  • Building regression testsuite
  • Testsuite optimization

MODULE 14

Advanced System Verilog

  • Environment Configuration
  • Reference Models and Predictor Logics
  • Using Legacy BFMs
  • Scenario Generation
  • Testcases - Random,

Directed and corner case

  • Coding styles for VIP

MODULE 15

Assertion Based Verification - SVA

  • Introduction to ABV
  • Immediate Assertions
  • Simple Assertions
  • Sequences
  • Sequence Composition
  • Advanced SVA Features
  • Assertion Coverage

MODULE 16

Verification Mini Project:

Verification and RTL sign-off

  • Project specification analysis
  • Defining verification plan
  • Creating Testbench architecture
  • Defining Transaction
  • Implementing the transactors - Generator, Driver, Receiver and Scoreboard
  • Implementing the coverage model
  • Building the top level verification environment
  • Defining weighted random, corner case and directed testcases
  • Building the regression testsuite
  • Generating the functional and code coverage reports

MODULE 17

UVM - Universal Verification Methodology

  • Introduction to UVM Methodology
  • Overview of Project
  • UVM TB Architecture
  • Stimulus Modeling
  • Creating UVCs and Environment
  • UVM Simulation Phases
  • Testcase Classes
  • TLM Overview
  • Configuring TB Environment
  • UVM Sequences
  • UVM Sequencers
  • Connecting DUT- Virtual Interface
  • Virtual Sequences and Sequencers
  • Creating TB Infrastructure
  • Connecting multiple UVCs
  • Building a Scoreboard
  • Introduction to Register Modeling
  • Building reusable environments

MODULE 18

Interfaces and Protocols

  • Guest Lectures by Industry Experts

MODULE 19

Industry Standard Project

  • Design specification analysis
  • Creating the design architecture
  • Partitioning the design
  • RTL coding in Verilog
  • RTL functional verification
  • RTL Synthesis
  • Place & Route the netlist
  • Timing Simulation

MODULE 20

Business communication

  • Transition from College to Corporate
  • Interpersonal skills and Presentation Skills
  • Email Etiquette
  • Resume writing
  • Interview Skills: Group Discussion and HR Round Preparation
  • Mockup Interviews Technical/HR

Career Support

Maven Silicon offers placement support through a non-commercial placement cell, which taps job opportunities in leading semiconductor companies regularly.

The placement cell at Bangalore maintains a real time cache of information for prospective employers and matches their requirements from its data bank of students, catalogued according to skill sets and merit.

We're dedicated to the success of our trainees. Listen from our CEO Mr. P R Sivakumar, how our powerful training and support services help you reach your goals.

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Online Entrance Test

Candidates will be short listed for the online entrance test based on their qualification and academic performance. Short listed candidates will be intimated with the details of online test.

Technical Interview

Candidates who clear the online test will have an interview round with the technical interview panel. Once candidate clears this round, he/she is eligible to register for the course

Scholarship Details

  • Scholarship will be provided based on online test and technical interview round performance.
  • Candidates with score 60% and above in online test will be selected for the course.
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Admission

When can I apply for the Advanced VLSI design and Verification course?

We start accepting applications for Advanced VLSI Design and Verification course at Maven Silicon while you are in your 8th Semester of graduation. Advise you to book your seats in advance, pertaining to limited admissions and increased demand.

What is the Percentage/CGPA required for the admission?

The eligibility criteria is 60% & more throughout your academics.

What all comprises of the selection process for admission?

After you meet your eligibility criteria you have to undergo an Online Entrance Test which would check you on your concepts of Basic Electronics and Digital Electronics. Post scoring 60% in this test, you are processed for the technical interview with our technical experts. Based on the performance during your interview, you will be selected for Advanced VLSI design and Verification course.

What are the prerequisite topics required to join this VLSI Course?

Digital Electronics and Basic Electronics are the prerequisite topics required to join this VLSI Course. You can also refresh and learn digital Electronics through our Online Digital Electronics course available at https://elearn.maven-silicon.com/digital-electronics

Course Delivery

Can I do this Advanced VLSI Design and Verification course through online?

This Advanced VLSI Design and Verification course has to be done at Maven Silicon premises only. But you can do the basic VLSI Design Course though online at https://elearn.maven-silicon.com/vlsi-design-course

Free access to this online VLSI Design course is given to all the enrolled students of Advanced VLSI Design and Verification students to refresh their fundamentals

Is there any free online VLSI course available?

We have online VLSI Courses on Digital Electronics, Verilog HDL, VLSI Design Methodologies and VLSI System on Chip, VLSI Design using Verilog HDL. Among all these VLSI Design using Verilog HDL course is the free online VLSI course.

What kind of extra support will be given during the course?

Free VLSI Video tutorials of all the modules of Advanced VLSI Design and Verification course will be provided through our learning managing system for extra practice

Can I do the labs and projects from home?

Yes, you can do the labs and projects from home as we provide 24/7 Lab access through VPN.

Fees

When am I supposed to pay the fees?

After your selection for the admission of Advanced VLSI design and Verification course, you are required to block your seat by paying the registration fee in advance. The remaining fee can be paid in single payment or two installments.

Is there any scholarship available?

Yes, we do provide the scholarship based on your performance in technical interview. To excel in Online entrance test and technical interview, we suggest you to take our Online Digital electronics course at https://elearn.maven-silicon.com/digital-electronics

This online Digital electronics course will help you to learn and refresh the complete fundamentals of digital electronics, which are highly needed for any VLSI course. You can subscribe this course for free. Contact us for more details.

What are the modes of the payment?

Fees can be paid via NEFT/IMPS/ Debit Card/Credit Card/Mobile wallets/UPI payments, etc

Infrastructure

Can I bring my laptop?

We are equipped with 200+ laptops/computers to support your learning process. Also, we strictly prohibit the use of your personal laptops/storage device in the premises under the copyright and trademark infringement act.

Internship

Is internship provided in any of the VLSI Company?

You would take the inhouse internship with Maven Silicon only. We have projects which are simulations of industrial projects.

How does the internship at Maven work?

The internship at Maven Silicon is a part of the Course Curriculum. It lasts for 6 months. During this, you get to work on various industry standard projects around Design and Verification. All this will make you Industry Ready , experienced and equip you with the required skill set.

Is it compulsory to complete the 6 months of internship?

Absolutely not! During your internship, you get to attend multiple interviews as a part of placement program. You shall be relieved from the internship as you get placed. If you complete your Internship, you would receive an Experience Certificate from us.

Placement

Do you provide placements?

We provide 100% placement assistance to you after the training until you get placed. You can refer the link for the placement updates and to know more about our hiring partners: https://www.maven-silicon.com/placement

From when do I start getting the placement opportunities?

We recommend and provide placement support after the completion of 6 months of training. Click here for see our placement record https://www.maven-silicon.com/placement

Career Opportunities

Is this VLSI course sufficient enough to enter into VLSI Industry?

Yes, as this RTL Design and functional Verification / Advanced VLSI Design and ASIC Verification course covers all the required Skills and knowledge of Front end design like ASIC Design Flow, Digital Electronics or Logic Design, CMOS Basics, Verilog HDL, FPGA Concepts, SystemVerilog HDVL, Static timing analysis basics, UVM methodologies,

What are the VLSI career opportunities after completing this RTL Design and functional Verification course?

As you are learning the complete Front end design and Verification course, you can be RTL Design Engineer, FPGA Design Engineer, Application Engineer, ASIC Verification Engineer, DFT Engineer. A typical front end VLSI job includes RTL design and Coding, ASIC Verification, Synthesis, Static Time Analysis, Design for Test , Formal verification, FPGA Design, Emulation, Hardware+Software Co verification etc

Incase of RTL design profiles, you need to have good knowledge of Verilog HDL and a good understanding on the specification of a chip or IC and industry related protocols.In case of ASIC Verification profiles, similar to RTL design you need to have good knowledge of SystemVerilog HDVL and UVM methodologies.

The difference of ASIC Verification with RTL design is that as a verification engineer you mostly deals with creation of testbench to debug the RTL Design.

Which has better career opportunities, Front end or Backend VLSI?

With the recent trends of VLSI design to be more on System on Chip designs, the scope of Front end design Verification has also increased from pure functional simulations to Formal verification, FPGA and other Emulation, Hardware and Software Co verification etc. Moreover with the recent emergence of Artificial intelligence, Genetic algorithm and it's implementation towards VLSI Design opens up a huge scope for Front end. So there are lots of opportunities for a front end design engineer in IP based designs and System on Chip designs.

To pursue VLSI Career in Front end which are the subjects to be focused?

Basic Electronics, Digital Electronics or Logic Design, CMOS Basics, Verilog HDL, SystemVerilog HDVL, Static timing analysis basics, UVM methodologies,