Ansys RedHawk training is a 8 weeks training program targeted for standard power noise and reliability sign-off solution for SOC designs. RedHawk helps create high-performance SoCs which are power efficient and reliable for electromigration, 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 electromigration (EM) and electrostatic discharge (ESD) analyses.

RedHawk training will focus on all the aspects Power integrity, and IR drop analysis.

Power Integrity and IR Drop Analysis Theory

1.Overview of Redhawk and Basics of Power , EM, IR.(Theory : 3 hrs)

2. Average Power Calculation and Static Analysis.(Theory : 3 hrs)
3. IP Modelling Techniques in Redhawk (Theory : 3hrs)
4. APL Characterisation(3hrs)
5. Dynamic Analysis Vectorless Single Cycle and Multi Cycle Flows (Theory 3 hrs)
6. Dynamic Vectored Analysis(3 hrs)
7. Redhawk Signal EM(3hrs)
8.Low Power Design Analysis(3 hrs)
9. Setup of Redhawk (3hrs)

Detailed schedule for initial 4 weeks

Below is the detailed schedule for initial 4 week of training

Day 1:

  • Overview of Redhawk.
  • Labs: Understanding of Input files of Redhawk, Setting up of Redhawk Env.

Day 2:

  • Basics of Power, EM, IR.
  • Data Preparation of Redhawk- Generation of Collaterals from ICC
  • Understanding Volcano Design.
  • IP Modelling Techniques.


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

Day 3:

  • Grid Weakness Checks, Resistance Extraction.


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

Day 4 & 5:

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



  • 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.

Day 6 & 7.

  • Dynamic Vectorless Analysis
  • Redhawk Dynamic Flow


  • 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

Day 8:

  • Multicycle Vectorless Analysis
  • Labs:
  • Correlation between Single Cycle and Multicycle analysis
  • Cycle based Switching
  • All labs on Dynamic Vectorless will be applicable to Multicycle



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


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 9 weeks
Next Batches 06/June
Demo Session 06/June (9 AM – 1 PM)
Course commencement date 07/June
Saturday & Sunday(9AM – 5PM) India time
9AM – 1PM (Theory session offered by trainer)
2PM – 5PM (Lab & tool based session guided by trainer). Students from US will get support in different time.
Students will take the weekday tests and assignments from home.
Students can also get support on complete project flow during weekdays in evenings.
New batch starts Every 10 Weeks
RedHawk Basics Course

(5 weeks)

INR 12000  +GST at 18%
RedHawk Advanced Course

(9 weeks)

INR 16000 +GST at 18% (Classroom training)
INR 16000 +GST at 18% (Online training)
Tools Ansys RedHawk, Synopsys ICC
Mode of training Classroom training at VLSIGuru Institute, ORR, Banaswadi
Online training using live gotomeeting sessions
Tool Access Tool access for 12 months at the institute
Certificate Issued based on performance in evaluation tests
Batch Size 30
Assignments 10
Evaluation tests 2 (one in the middle of the course, another towards end of the course)
Placement support
Institute does not give any commitment on job or number of opportunities, however student will be provided with opportunities till he/she gets job.
Trainer 15+ Years of industrial experience

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.

Why course fee very less compared to other institutes?

  • Most of the times, reasoning for any institute to charge higher fee(excess of 1 lakh) is tool cost is high. It is not true.
  • VLSIGuru believes in creating educational model which is affordable and, sustainable in the long run. It has been a success since we started training in 2012. Since then we have trained 2400+ students in VLSI alone. We estimate to train 1200 students in 2018.
  • Institute owns the office facility, hence we avoid rental expense. Keeping it aside, we also find it difficult to comprehend why course fee should be in excess of 1 Lakh.

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

Course has started few weeks back, can I still join the course in between?

  • Yes, You will have option to view the recorded videos of course for the sessions missed
  • You will have option to repeat the course any time in next 1 year
  • Trainer with 7+ years of extensive experience on power integrity and IR drop analysis.
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