An Introduction to Digital Design Flow

An overview of various stages of the Digital Design Flow and a brief introduction to each of them
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Digital Design flow: stages and role of each stage
Brief summary of each stage in front-end and back-end design
Understanding metal layer stacking
Identify stages where Static Timing Analysis is performed


  • Basic level of undergraduate-level digital electronics is required. This course will build off from there onwards


Are you at University and want to make choices about your career in the semiconductor industry?
Are you looking to revisit the basic concepts just before a job interview for a digital design - related role?
Are you a project manager who is looking to have a quick overview of the digital design flow and decide on various dependencies ?

Look no further, because this course is designed just for YOU!!

In this course, you will learn about the various stages of the digital design flow and the dependencies between them. This course is time-effective and will provide you brief summaries of each of the stages, yet, comprehensive since it will cover most of the details that are required to get you started in whatever decisions you may have to take.

In a mad-paced execution environment to tapeout chips to serve customers world-wide, it is quite common for professionals to overlook the importance of keeping their foundations strong and relevant. This course is a one stop platform to refresh/revise/revisit the core concepts of digital design if you are already in the semiconductor industry. This course is built with sensitivity to working professionals who want to explore other available job functions in the digital design process.

Looking forward to see you in the course!

Who this course is for:

  • University-level students who are looking to understand IC design concepts before deciding to choose to make a career in semiconductor industry
  • Entry-level and mid-level working professionals who are looking to revisit the basics quickly


Ananth Noorithaya
  • 4.4 Instructor Rating
  • 24 Reviews
  • 780 Students
  • 3 Courses

Ananth is an IC design professional and has been working with the semiconductor design industry for a decade now. His work experience spans across standard cell charaterisation, full chip floorplanning, physical design, front-end integration and tool/flow automation in companies like NXP semiconductors, Intel, Qualcomm and AMD.

He holds a masters degree in VLSI design and Embedded Systems.

Ex-NXP, Ex-Intel, Ex-Qualcomm | VLSI Engineer | Productivity geek | Investor & Portfolio management hobbyist

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