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Post Silicon Validation Training (Classroom & Online Training)

  • Course schedule
  • Course overview video
  • Course registration
  • Trainer Profile
  • Course Content
  • FAQ’s

 

Course Schedule:

  • Duration: 10 weeks
  • Demo Session: 17/Dec, 9:30AM – 1:30PM
  • Timings customized for both working professionals and freshers.
  • Online Training using gotomeeting sessions
  • Student progress tracked using weekly assignments
  • Fee: INR 18,000/- + Service Tax.
  • 24X7 Tool Access using VPN
  • Course registration on 18/Dec

 

Course Overview video: 

 

Trainer Profile:

  • MTech in VLSI, IIT G
  • 10+ years of exp. Working in complex SOC & subsystem validation

Course Content

  • Post Silicon Validation
    • Importance of Post Silicon Validation , Challenges and required skill set
  • SoC Architecture
    • ARM Cortex-M4
      • Cortex-M4 Microarchitecture
      • Exception Handling
      • Assembly Programming
        • Lab Assignments
      • Memory Protection Unit
      • Clocks, Reset, Power management and SysTick Timer
    • AHB-Lite, APB
    • Coresight Architecture
      • On-Chip debug sub system
    • Various Subsystems on SoC
      • Memory Controller
      • Peripherals
    • Protocols
      • SPI, I2C, JTAG, UART
      • DDR, USB/PCIe
    • C programming
      • Pointers and Structures
      • Embedded C concepts
        • Assignments
      • PCB Board Design
        • Fundamentals
          • Filter Circuit Design – LPF, HPF, BPF
          • Capacitors – Blocking and Coupling
          • Terminations -Series and Parallel
          • PLL
          • Power supply
          • SERDES
          • Clock sources(Oscillator)
          • S-parameters
            • Return loss, Insertion Loss, Impedance
          • Pull-up and pull-down resistors
        • Schematics design using Cadence Orcad
          • Assignments
        • Board design guidelines
      • Instruments
        • Oscilloscope, Function Generator, Logic Analyzer and Multimeters
          • Significance of Instruments
          • Selection of Instruments for given task
          • Measuring electrical parameters using Oscilloscope
        • Electrical Validation
          • Signal Integrity
            • Jitter, Eye diagram, Rise/Fall time, S-parameters
          • Post Silicon Validation Projects
            • ARM Cortex M4 Validation
              • Test case and test code development
              • Execution of tests
              • Debugging the system using ARM debugger(ULINK2)
            • Protocols Validation on development board
              • Validating the protocols like SPI, I2C on SOC
              • Developing the test cases and code as per protocol specifications
              • Measuring the electrical parameters for SPI/I2C signals using Oscilloscope
            • Understanding the development board design schematic and various subsystems on SoC
          • Different Domains in Post Silicon Validation
            • Functional Validation of an IP/block on SoC
            • System level Validation
            • Electrical Validation – Signal Integrity
            • Power and Performance Validation
            • PVT Characterization
            • PCB Board Validation

 

FAQ’s

  • What are the Course Prerequisites?
    • Graduate/PG in Electronics/Electrical Engineering
    • Basic Knowledge on Microcontroller/Processor
    • Basic Analog and Digital Design concepts

 

  • Learning’s in this training?
    • Understanding the SoC architecture
    • Validating the Processor or IP
    • Understanding various instruments
    • Understanding the Basics on PCB Board Design
    • Debugging skills
    • C programming skills

 

  • Career Opportunities for Post Silicon Validation?
    • Every VLSI company has at minium 10% of employees working on Post silicon validation
    • Ex: Intel, ST Microelectronics, AMD, Qualcomm, NXP, Samsung

 

  • Do you offer support after course completion?
    • Student will get placement support and also will be getting support on subject queries in all modes including phone/mail/in person.

 

  • Course has started few weeks back, can I still join the course in between?
    • Missed sessions will be covered up, also has option to repeat the course in next 1 year*

 

  • What if few sessions missed during course?
    • Missed sessions will be covered. All students have option to repeat course in next 1 year with no additional fee.