Physical Verification training is a four months course targeted for experienced engineers, BTech, BE, MTech, ME and diploma graduates planning to make career as a Physical verification engineer. Physical Verification course ensures that a fresher/experienced engineer is prepared on all the aspects of Physical Verification including DRCs, LVS, ERC, Antenna Checks, Latchup, Exposure to the Importance of reliability checks like EM and IR analysis Design for manufacturability (DFM)checks, Electrostatic discharge (ESD) path checks.
Course will consist of 70% exposure to hands on projects and 30% theory sessions.

Course includes training on ASIC flow, Advanced Digital Design concepts, CMOS basics, FinFET basics, various memory architectures, Standard cell, IO’s and Analog layout techniques. Course also includes training on UNIX, revision management, scripting and soft skill for effective interview performance.

Course includes 20+ detailed labs & assignments covering all aspects of Physical Verification with multiple hands on projects.

Course starts with detailed sessions on semiconductors, Ohms law, Kirchhoff law’s, Diode-operation, CMOS operations, second order effects, FinFET’s, and detailed fabrication process, which is followed by assignments and hands on projects.

Course will also include detailed sessions on layout basics, hands on standard cell layouts, IO layout and memory layout for different architectures with detailed physical verification checks for the same.

ASIC Flow Overview

  • Requirements
  • Design specification & architecture
  • RTL Coding
  • RTL integration
  • Functional verification
  • Synthesis
  • DFT
  • Physical Design
  • STA
  • Custom Layout
  • Physical Verification
  • Post Silicon Validation

Advanced Digital Design

Essentials of UNIX/Linux

  • Linux/UNIX OS, Shell
  • Working with files, directories
  • Commonly used commands

Semiconductor Basics

  • Conductor, Semiconductor & Insulators -> Intrinsic & Extrinsic Semiconductor.
  • Basic Passive and Active devices.
  • Ohms law, Kirchoff laws
  • Basic of circuit understanding


  • MOSFET Basics, Operations, few simple circuits & second order effects.
  • MOSFET Detailed fabrication process.
  • FinFET working, Fabrication, advantages & disadvantages.

Layout tool

  • Layout Editor Tool
  • Understanding the schematic symbols and parameters
  • Creating and managing libraries and cell
  • Commands for Layout editing.
  • Commands for schematic editing.
  • Verification : DRC and LVS
  • Antenna effect, latchup, Electromigration, IR Drop
  • Analog Layout of OpAmp, Current Mirror, PLL, ADC, and DAC
  • Resistor, Capacitor layout techniques
  • CMOS and BiCMOS layout techniques
  • Standard Cell Layout : Inverter, AND, OR, NAND, NOR, AOI, OAI, Latches, and Flop

Physical Verification Concepts

  • Design Rule Checks
  • Layout Versus Schematic (LVS)
  • Electrical Rule Checks (ERC)
  • Antenna Checks
  • Latch-up
  • Reliability checks like EM and IR analysis
  • Design for manufacturability (DFM)checks
  • Electrostatic discharge (ESD) path checks

Physical Verification Hands on projects

  • Multiple projects with detailed Physical verification analysis

Assignments and hands on projects

  • Assignments and multiple hands on projects
  • Best Practices & Interview Questions.
Course Physical Verification Training
Duration 14 weeks
Next Batch Course is available in eLearning course for self paced learning
PV Main Course INR 25000 +GST at 18%
PV Basics + main course INR 33000 +GST at 18%
Tool IC Validator, Mentor Calibre
Mode of training Mix Live classroom/online training and elearning course for self paced learning
Tool Access Tool access for entire course duration
Certificate Certificate of course completion issued

What are the Course Prerequisites?

  • Expertise on Digital & Analog design concepts
  • Exposure to basic layout concepts

Course Material Shared:

  • User Manual
  • Layout Checklist
  • Tool user guide

Trainer Profile

  • 5+ years of rich experience of working in all aspects of custom layout  & Physical verification.
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