VSD - TCL programming - From novice to expert - Part 1
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VSD - TCL programming - From novice to expert - Part 1

The Expert In Anything Was Once A Beginner
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Created by Kunal Ghosh
Last updated 12/2017
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This course includes
  • 4.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • 6 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Build TCL scripts on their own from scratch
  • Build their own UI (user-interface)
  • Build their own procs and commands
Course content
Expand all 29 lectures 04:14:39
+ Sub-Task Two - From CSV to format[1] and SDC - Variable Creation
7 lectures 59:47
Various tasks involved in format conversion
08:17
openMSP430_design_details.csv
00:02
Auto-Create variables using matrix and arrays
10:12
Initialize variables for auto-creation variables task
11:39
Auto creation of variables complete
09:51
Variable Creation DEMO using TCL
08:56
+ Sub-Task Two - From CSV to format[1] and SDC - Processing constraints,csv
4 lectures 38:29
Checking existence of files and folders mentioned in design_details.csv
10:23
Convert constraints.csv file to a matrix object
09:44
Compute row number using complex matrix proccessing
10:06
+ Sub-Task Two - From CSV to format[1] and SDC - Processing clock constraints
5 lectures 43:46
Algorithm to identify column number for clock latency constraints
08:18
Start writing clock latency constraints in SDC file
09:42
Complete clock latency constraints and clock slew constraints in SDC file
09:08
Code to create clock constraints with clock period and duty cycle
09:47
DEMO for creating complete clock constraints
06:51
+ Sub-Task Two - From CSV to format[1] and SDC - Processing input constraints
8 lectures 01:12:52
Introduction to task of differentiating between bits and bus
07:58
Algorithm to categorize input ports as bits and bussed
09:10
File access and pattern creation steps
08:29
Regular expression and regular substitute to get fixed space strings
08:39
Demo for grepping input ports from all verilogs and reformatting for fixed space
11:05
Read, split, uniquify, sort and join input ports to remove duplication
09:39
Evaluate length of string and Demo of bits/bussed differentiation script
10:02
Demo for input constraints generation and bits/bussed differentiation
07:50
+ Full script for download and Conclusion
1 lecture 05:19
Constraints generation logic for output port and Conclusion!!
05:19
Requirements
  • You should be able to understand basic UNIX commands like vim, ls -ltr, etc.
  • You should have a virtual machine with UNIX and TCL running, if using a Windows laptop
  • You should be able to install any linux package
Description

And I really believe in that...

I was a novice in TCL programming 10 years back. One thing that led from novice to an expert is "Practice"

Be it learning scripting language or an EDA tool, nothing beats 'concepts'. I have been proving this in my courses, how learning a tool is the last 5% task of entire learning flow.

My students, who have been working with on several projects and also learning through my courses, have not only learned semiconductors, but lived the journey. And I promise, the same will happen with my this course on TCL scripting as well.

I have been using the same approach in last 10 years for solving problems, be it a TCL script issue or an issue with STA timing violation or an issue with DRC or an issue with floor planning or an issue with routing congestion, you name it..

You will witness the same in all my courses and in this one as well. Let's unveil the concepts of data flow and manipulation using TCL scripts

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone who wants to do TCL programming
  • Anyone who wants to learn basic programming algorithm and data flow
  • Anyone who wants to code