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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 pre-final/final year of graduation. Advise you to book your seats in advance, pertaining to limited admissions and increased demand.

What is the eligibility criteria for this VLSI course?

The undergraduates, graduates, or postgraduates from below streams can take up the course and make a career in VLSI Industry. BE/BTech in EEE/ECE/TE or ME/MTech/MS in Electronics/MSc Electronics.

Also, the eligibility criteria for securing admission in the Advanced VLSI Design and Verification Course are 60% & more throughout your academics.

What is the Percentage/CGPA required for admission?

The eligibility criteria for securing admission in the Advanced VLSI Design and Verification Course are 60% & more throughout your academics.

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

Digital Electronics and Basic Electronics are the prerequisite skills 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

What are the steps involved in the admission procedure for VLSI RN course?

The admission process starts after you meet the eligibility criteria. There are two phases to it :

  • You have to undergo an Online Entrance Test which would assess you on your concepts of Basic Electronics and Digital Electronics. You have to score a minimum of 60% marks to quality for the next round.
  • The second phase is a technical interview with our technical experts. Based on the performance during your interview, you will be selected for the Advanced VLSI design and Verification course.

Career Opportunities

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

Absolutely! The RTL Design and Functional Verification / Advanced VLSI Design and ASIC Verification course gives you the exposure to Front end Design and gets you upskilled on ASIC Design Flow, Digital Electronics or Logic Design, CMOS Basics, PERL Scripting, Linux, Verilog HDL, FPGA Concepts, SystemVerilog HDVL, Static timing analysis basics, UVM methodologies along with hands-on experience around each subject. Along with that, you also get to work on multiple protocol based and industry standard projects.

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

Once you complete the Advance VLSI Design and Verification course, you will become a right fit for a variety of roles in the semiconductor industry. RTL Design Engineer | FPGA Design Engineer | SoC Design Engineer | Digital Design Engineer | SoC Verification Engineer | AMS Verification Engineer | Application Engineer | ASIC Verification Engineer | DFT Engineer

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

The recent trends of VLSI design are more towards 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.

With the recent emergence of Artificial intelligence, the Genetic algorithm and it's implementation towards VLSI Design opens up huge scope for Front end. So there are lots of opportunities for a front end design engineer in IP based design and System on Chip design areas.

To pursue VLSI Career in Frontend, which are the subjects to be focused on?

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

Course Delivery

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

Definitely! Pertaining to the whole COVID situation, we also offer you our Blended VLSI RN course which lets you learn at the comfort of your house. Same course flow, same lab assignments and also the experience of working on industry standard projects. All at Home! Click for more details https://www.maven-silicon.com/blended-vlsi-design-asic-verification

Is there any free online VLSI course available?

Inexpensive courses with the utmost quality are our unique selling points. You can explore our courses at https://elearn.maven-silicon.com/

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

We train you both on technical and communication skills. Our regular Business communication classes help you to become all ready to crack interviews. Also, for all the modules of the Advanced VLSI Design and Verification course, you get unlimited access to video tutorials through our learning managing system for extra revisions and practice. We also conduct periodic assessments, weekly knowledge checks and aptitude tests on our elearn portal.

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 a VPN.

Do you train students to appear for interviews?

Absolutely. We work on imparting blended skills to our trainees. Apart from the technical classes, we have regular Business Communication classes. These classes focus on imbibing confidence, grooming you as professionals and making you ready to express and present yourself in all kinds of interviews.

What is the duration of classes on each day?

The training at Maven Silicon aims to make you industry-ready. For that, we groom our trainees to work for a minimum of eight hours in a day to meet the industry expectations. The entire duration is split into Technical classroom training, Labs and Business Communication training.

Course Duration

What is the duration of classes on each day?

The training at Maven Silicon aims to make you industry-ready. For that, we groom our trainees to work for a minimum of eight hours in a day to meet the industry expectations. The entire duration is split into Technical classroom training, Labs and Business Communication training.

Is there any scope of completing the course before 6 months?

The Advanced VLSI Design and Verification course has been designed in a very compact manner that covers all the subjects, labs and projects to make you VLSI job-ready candidate. To complete all this before 6 months is difficult. But, If you are aiming for VLSI design-related jobs, you can definitely start applying after your 4th month of training.

Fees

When am I supposed to pay the fees?

After your selection for the admission of the 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 a single payment or two installments.

Is there any scholarship available?

Yes, we do provide the scholarship based on your performance in the technical interview. To excel in the online entrance test and technical interview, we suggest you 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 also get a free subscription to this course. Contact us for more details.

What are the modes of payment?

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

Infrastructure

Can I bring my laptop?

We are equipped with 250+ 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

Do you provide an internship with the VLSI companies?

You would take the in house internship with Maven Silicon where you will get the opportunity to work on projects which are simulations of industrial projects.

How does the internship at Maven work?

The internship at Maven Silicon is an integral 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 the internship?

Absolutely not! During your internship, you get to attend multiple interviews as a part of the 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.

Placements

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

Could I get placed even before I complete my training?

Yes. Our placement team starts offering job opportunities from the 5th month onwards. At times, our students get placed even before they complete their training.

For trainees who wish to complete their training first and then want to get placed will be offered job opportunities right after the training is finished.

What is the range of starting package for VLSI jobs?

The starting package may be in the range of 3-16 Lacs depending on the role and the company.

Do you provide placements?

With our Advanced VLSI Design and Verification program, we provide 100% placement assistance to you and keep giving you job opportunities until you get placed. You can refer the link for the placement updates and know more about our hiring partners: https://www.maven-silicon.com/placement

I have prior work experience of 1 year in a non-VLSI company. Will this help me in getting a VLSI Job after this training?

No, It will not add much value to your application for a VLSI role. However, with our training, you will have a strong profile for a variety of VLSI jobs i.e. RTL Design Engineer, FPGA Design Engineer, Verification Engineer, Design and Verification Engineer, SOC Verification Engineer, DFT Engineer, AMS Engineer etc.

Will I go through technical and communication screening before facing the company interviews?

Yes. Every student goes through mock interviews and screening rounds before facing company interviews. This also helps us shortlist suitable candidates matching to client's requirement. For example, Some companies focus mainly on technical skills whereas others require engineers with excellent communication skills. It varies company from to company and profile to profile.

What is the reason few students get a lower package?

There are only two reasons behind a student getting a lower package or no job at all.

  • Poor technical skills
  • Poor communication skills

If someone does not have a strong grasp on theoretical and practical exposure of concepts or if he/she doesn't know how to explain it well, It is difficult for them to secure a job.

Where should I focus more - theory or labs?

You should focus on both. Without understanding the theoretical part of the concepts, you will not be able to apply them practically. The Advanced VLSI Design and Verification course has been designed and delivered to keep this in mind. Everyday, you will start with theory sessions to learn and grip the concepts first and spend the latter half of the day in practicing the labs.

Do you guarantee a job after training?

We do not offer job guarantees to anyone. We guarantee you the best training which covers the entire design and verification flow. Our course structure, labs, and project are well designed to help you navigate through the interview confidently. We also provide regular sessions on business communication which help you with your resume, LinkedIn profile and lets you experience mock interviews. We are proud of the fact that our track record of placements is impressive and most of the top product and services companies hire from us.