Ansys Redhawk training is a 5 weeks training program focused on standard power noise and reliability sign-off solution for SOC designs. Redhawk helps create high-performance SoCs which are power efficient and reliable for electro migration, thermal and electrostatic discharge issues. Redhawk is the sign-off solution for all the foundries. Redhawk’s advanced Distributed Machine Processing (DMP) enables significantly higher capacity and better performance for full-chip IR/dynamic voltage drop, power/signal electro migration (EM) and electrostatic discharge (ESD) analyses.

Redhawk training focuses on all the aspects Power integrity, and IR drop analysis.

Power Integrity and IR Drop Analysis Theory

  • Overview of Redhawk and Basics of Power , EM, IR.(Theory : 3 hrs)
  • Average Power Calculation and Static Analysis.(Theory : 3 hrs)
  • IP Modelling Techniques in Redhawk (Theory : 3 hrs)
  • APL Characterization(3hrs)
  • Dynamic Analysis Vectorless Single Cycle and Multi Cycle Flows (Theory 3 hrs)
  • Dynamic Vectored Analysis (3 hrs)
  • Redhawk Signal EM(3hrs)
  • Low Power Design Analysis(3 hrs)
  • Setup of Redhawk environment (3hrs)

Weekend training schedule

Week#1:

  • Overview of Redhawk.
  • Labs: Understanding of Input files of Redhawk, Setting up of Redhawk Env.
  • Basics of Power, EM, IR.
  • Data Preparation of Redhawk- Generation of Collaterals from ICC
  • Understanding Volcano Design.
  • IP Modelling Techniques.

Labs:

  • Analyzing of APL using utilities Aqua and ACE.
  • Sanity Checks of all Inputs Colleterals.

Week#2:

  • Grid Weakness Checks, Resistance Extraction.

Labs:

  • Performing PG Resistance Analysis – effective resistance of Instances, Pin Path Resistance Checks
  • Missing Vias Checks
  • Analysing Shorts
  • Disconnected Instances
  • Connectivity Checks

Week#3:

  • Average Power Calculation
  • Static Analysis Theory
  • Redhawk Static IR/EM Flow

 

Labs:

  • Setting Up of GSR for Static Run.
  • Creation of Command run file.
  • Power Calculation in Static Analysis using Toggle rate.
  • Power Calculation in Static Analysis using BPFS.
  • Doing experiments with BPFS.
  • Exploration of Redhawk TCL Commands for advanced Debugging of IR Drop.
  • Creation of Custom lib’s for Missing PG Arcs.
  • Exploration of Redhawk Explorer.
  • Exploration of Power Maps.
  • Package and PAD Constraints.
  • Results Exploration and Debugging.
  • Debugging EM Violations.
  • Analyzing Hot spots.
  • Analysis Battery Currents and Demands Currents.

Week#4 and 5.

  • Dynamic Vectorless Analysis
  • Redhawk Dynamic Flow

Labs:

  • Setting Up of GSR for Static Run.
  • Creation of Command run file.
  • Plotting Instance current
  • Min, Max, Avg DVD in Timing Window and min DVD in Whole Simulation Cycle.
  • Analysis of Switches and its equivalent reports
  • Wire IR Drops
  • Exploration of DVD Histograms.
  • Plotting Instance Voltage Waveform.
  • Plotting Switching Histograms.
  • Analyzing Switching events
  • Decap Density Maps
  • Dynamic Voltage Drop Movie.
  • Analysis Dynamic Reports
  • Design Weakness Checks
  • Pad Current Checks
  • Decap Efficiency Checks
  • Simultaneous Switching Checks
  • Frequency Domain based Demand Current Checks
  • Voltage Domain based Demand Current Checks
  • Cross Probing Violations in Redhawk GUI
  • Hotspot Analysis Summary
  • DVD Check – Instance Level Debug
  • Short Path Tracing of Instances
  • Power EM Checks
  • Multicycle Vectorless Analysis
  • Labs:
  • Correlation between Single Cycle and Multicycle analysis
  • Cycle based Switching
  • All labs on Dynamic Vectorless will be applicable to Multicycle

Projects:

  • Running Redhawk Power IR/EM on Volcano or ORCA_TOP
  • Running Redhawk on Power IR/EM Ansys Design.
  • Assignments

Labs

1. Static EM/IR Analysis.(6hrs)

2. Dynamic EM/IR Vectorless Analysis Single Cycle.(6hrs)

3. Dynamic EM/IR Vectorless Analysis Multi Cycle.(6 hrs)
4. Dynamic Vectored Analysis Worst Power Cycle.(6hrs)
5. Dynamic Vectored Analysis Worst dpdt Cycle.(6 hrs)
6. Signal EM Analysis.(3hrs)
7. Low Power Design Analysis(6 hrs)

Course is offered in both classroom and online training

Power Integrity and IR Drop(RedHawk) Training
Duration 5 weeks
Next Batches 30/Jan
Schedule Saturday & Sunday(9AM – 1PM) India time
Fee INR 17000  +GST at 18%
Tools Ansys RedHawk, Synopsys ICC
Mode of training Classroom and online training
Tool Access Tool access for 2 months through VPN
Certificate Course completion certificate issued

Do you offer support after course completion?

  • Yes
  • Student continues to get job support till they find job. No limitation on number of job opportunities provided.

What are the Course Prerequisites?

  • Good understanding VLSI Technology basics(CMOS, FinFET, etc)
  • Digital design concepts

What if I miss few sessions during course?

  • Each session of course is recorded, missed session videos will be shared
  • Trainer with 7+ years of extensive experience on power integrity and IR drop analysis.
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