VSD - A complete guide to install open-source EDA tools
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VSD - A complete guide to install open-source EDA tools

A step towards freedom in IC design!!
4.5 (85 ratings)
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1,573 students enrolled
Created by Kunal Ghosh
Last updated 7/2017
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Install open-source tools on their personal laptops or computers
  • Get started with examples and designs showcased in all my other courses
  • This would be the first course to be completed and implemented before taking all other courses
  • Everyone who has already enrolled to my other courses, will be able to overcome the challenge in installing open-source tools
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Requirements
  • Basic digital design
  • Basic terms and terminologies about physical design and timing analysis
Description

This FREE course will enable you and help you overcome the challenges that you face installing open-source tools. Well, I have launched a couple of courses which shows how to use the open-source tools, while this course shows how to install open-source tools. So this course should make you completely unloaded from the burden of how to install open-source tools, since we don everything from scratch. 

Our focus mainly is on open-source EDA tools installation, that briefly covers below tools:

  • Ngspice – General purpose circuit simulation program for non-linear and linear analyses

  • Magic – VLSI Layout editor, extraction and DRC tool

  • Opentimer – Open-source high performance timing analysis tool

  • eSim – Complex Circuit design, SPICE simulation, analysis and PCB design

  • Qflow –  Tool chain (like Yosys, Graywolf) for complete RTL2GDS flow  

All installation steps including exclusive links for every tool has been captured in this course...

So start your installation right now and design your chip FREE OF COST....

Welcome to a FREE world of IC design......and happy learning!!

Who is the target audience?
  • Everyone who wants to explore and innovate using open-source EDA tools
  • Every hobbyists who want to implement their design using open-source EDA tools
  • Everyone who wants freedom to characterize, analyse, place and route their ideas
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Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction
6 Lectures 54:08
Introduction to IC design components
09:10

How to install virtual box?
08:41

How to install ngSpice?
04:40

How to install MAGIC layout editor?
08:58

How to install Opentimer STA tool?
11:26

How to install eSim schematic editor?
11:13
About the Instructor
Kunal Ghosh
4.3 Average rating
1,708 Reviews
12,633 Students
14 Courses
Digital and Sign-off expert at VLSI System Design(VSD)

I received MTech Degree in Department of Electrical Engineering (EE) from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay in 2010 and specialized in VLSI Design & Nanotechnology during my 3-year tenure at IIT Bombay, from 2007 - 2010.

Corporate Life @

1) Lead Physical design and STA engineer, Qualcomm, Bangalore India, 07/2010-04/2013

2) Lead Sales Application engineer, Cadence Design systems, Bangalore India, 04/2013-01/17

Hands on with Technology @

1) MSM (mobile station mode chips) - MSM chips are used for CDMA modulation/demodulation. It consists of DSP’s and microprocessors for running applications such as web-browsing, video conferencing, multimedia services, etc.

2) Memory test chips - Memory test chips are used to validate functionality of 28nm custom/compiler memory as well as characterize their timing, power and yield.

3) DDR-PHY test chips - DDR-PHY test chips are basically tested for high speed data transfer

4) Timing and physical design Flow development for 130nm MOSFET technology node till 16nm FinFET technology node.

5) “IR aware STAandLow power STA

6) Analyzed STA engine behavior for design size up to 850 million instance count

ACADEMIC

1) Research Assistant to Prof. Richard Pinto and Prof. Anil Kottantharayil on “Sub-100nm optimization using Electron Beam Lithography”, which intended to optimize RAITH-150TWO Electron Beam Lithography tool and the process conditions to attain minimum resolution, use the mix-and-match capabilities of the tool for sub-100nm MOSFET fabrication and generate mask plates for feature sizes above 500nm.

2) Research Assistant to with Prof. Madhav Desai, to characterize RTL, generated from C-to-RTL AHIR compiler, in terms of power, performance and area. This was done by passing RTL, generated from AHIR compiler, through standard ASIC tool chain like synthesis and place & route. The resulting netlist out of PNR was characterized using standard software

PUBLICATION 

1) “A C-to-RTL Flow as an Energy Efficient Alternative to Embedded Processors in Digital Systems” submitted in the conference “13th Euromicro Conference on Digital System Design, Architectures, Methods and Tools, DSD 2010, 1-3 September 2010, Lille, France

2) Concurrent + Distributed MMMC STA for 'N' views

3) Signoff Timing and Leakage Optimization On 18M Instance Count Design With 8000 Clocks and Replicated Modules Using Master Clone Methodology With EDI Cockpit

4) Placement-aware ECO Methodology - No Slacking on Slack

Online Presence - Courses on Udemy

Now, to be really successful in the field of VLSI and Semiconductors, you need to take the courses in below order:

1) VSD - Physical design flow

2) VSD - Clock tree synthesis - Part 1 & 2

3) VSD - Signal Integrity

4) VSD - Static timing analysis - Part 1 & 2 (Can be taken in between)

5) VSD - Circuit design and SPICE simulations Part 1 & Part 2 (This is the core of VLSI, so you can take it in beginning or end)

6) VLSI - Essential concepts and detailed interview guide (This course is a glimpse of all above courses, but for details of each topic, you need to take course 1) to 5).)

7) VSD - Custom Layout (Can be taken in between) 

8) VSD - Library characterization and modelling - Part 1 (STA-1 and 2, Circuit design and SPICE simulations-1 and 2 are mandatory)

Connect with me for more guidance !!

Hope you enjoy the session best of luck for future !!