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VLSI Physical Design

By Prof. Indranil Sengupta   |   IIT Kharagpur
Learners enrolled: 2954
The course will introduce the participants to the basic design flow in VLSI physical design automation, the basic data structures and algorithms used for implementing the same. The course will also provide examples and assignments to help the participants to understand the concepts involved, and appreciate the main challenges therein. 

INTENDED AUDIENCE : Computer Science and Engineering / Electronics and Communication Engineering / Electrical Engineering
PREREQUISITES : Basic concepts in digital circuit design
INDUSTRY SUPPORT : Intel, Cadence, Mentor Graphics, Synopsys, Xilinx

Summary
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 18 Jan 2021
End Date : 09 Apr 2021
Exam Date : 25 Apr 2021 IST
Enrollment Ends : 01 Feb 2021
Category :
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • VLSI design
Credit Points : 3
Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate



Course layout

Week 1 : Introduction to physical design automation
Week 2 : Partitioning, Floorplanning and Placement
Week 3 : Grid Routing and Global Routing
Week 4 : Detailed Routing and Clock Design
Week 5 : Clock Routing and Power/Ground
Week 6 : Static Timing Analysis and Timing Closure
Week 7 : Physical Synthesis and Performance Driven Design Flow
Week 8 : Interconnect Modeling and Layout Compaction
Week 9 : Introduction to Testing, Fault Modeling and Simulation
Week 10 : Test Pattern Generation, DFT and BIST
Week 11 : Low Power Design Techniques
Week 12 : Low Power Design Techniques (contd.)

Books and references

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Instructor bio

Prof. Indranil Sengupta

IIT Kharagpur
Indranil Sengupta has obtained his B.Tech., M.Tech. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Calcutta. He joined the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, as a faculty member in 1988, in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, where he is presently a full Professor. He had been the former Heads of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and also the School of Information Technology of the Institute. He has over 28 years of teaching and research experience. He has guided 22 PhD students, and has more than 200 publications to his credit in international journals and conferences. His research interests include cryptography and network security, VLSI design and testing, and mobile computing. 

He is a Senior Member of IEEE. He had been the General Chairs of Asian Test Symposium (ATS-2005), International Conference on Cryptology in India (INDOCRYPT-2008), International Symposium on VLSI Design and Test (VDAT-2012), International Symposium on Electronic System Design (ISED-2012), and the upcoming Conference on reversible Computation (RC-2017). He had delivered invited and tutorial talks in several conferences in the areas of VLSI design and testing, and network security.

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 25 April 2021 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.

CRITERIA TO GET A CERTIFICATE

Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Kharagpur .It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

- NPTEL team


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