Why STA ?

Timing is the heartbeat of the chip. Every action performed inside the chip is driven by the clock pulse and the synchronous circuits work in tandem to give desired output at a desired speed. STA is one of the most important aspects of any design closure.

Course overview - STA

  •  This course is a 12 weeks program
  •  Every topic and sub-topics are discussed in detail with practical aspects
  •  Program is 8 hour classroom session
  •  Signoff STA concepts needed for design closure would be covered
  •  Hands on classroom Labs would be done to have hands on experience on STA topics
  •  Enable learning through regular theory and Labs assignments
  •  Course completion Certificate after successful completion of program

Trainer 1 - STA

Semiconductor industry veteran with about 20 years and expert in the areas of RTL Coding, Physical Design and STA

Immense knowledge in algorithmic level of implementation tools like Synopsys, Cadence etc

Have held multiple positions like Product Engineering, Design and Application Engineering and driven start-ups

Experienced in block level, sub-system level and Full Chip level Synthesis, PD and STA closures

Have worked for companies like Cadence, Magma, Synopsys, Infineon, Mediatek, Qualcomm, Intel across geographies

500+ Engineers have been trained across the globe

Trainer 1

Trainer 2 - STA

Comes with immense experience in the spectrum of Physical Design having done more than 25 tapeouts

Executed Full Chip, Sub-System and block levels creating partitions

Have worked on Signoff like STA, PV, IR etc.

Experienced with 6 years in training who has held various levels of trainings

Trained about 650+ engineers

Trainer brings in experience from multiple MNCs with about 16+ years of industry experience

Trainer is leading a team of 60+ engineers currently

Working on Full Chip and methodology development

Technology node expertise from 7nm till 250nm across various foundries

Strong hands on experience in Synopsys and Cadence tool sets

Strong in TCL and PERL

Syllabus - STA

  •  Standard Cell Libraries in detail
  •  Design Constraints in detail
  •  Multi-Mode, Multi-Corner & Multi-Voltage Constraints
  •  Interconnect Parasitics and Models
  •  Delay Calculation
  •  PBA and GBA
  •  Crosstalk Noise and Delay
  •  Timing window
  •  Clock Uncertainty and Latency
  •  Clocks / Generated Clocks / Virtual clocks
  •  IO Constraints / Timing Exceptions
  •  Modelling the external environment(load / tran at IO's)
  •  Timing Exceptions
  •  Timing Analysis
  •  Clock Gating emphasis on timing
  •  Clock domain crossing
  •  DMSA
  •  ECO generation
  •  TCL constructs for Timing Signoff

Labs - STA

  •  Block level timing closure
  •  Chip level timing closure

Who can attend - STA

Engineers who want to get deeper knowledge on Timing analysis

Engineers who want to extend to STA from other streams like PD and Synthesis

Engineers who want to improve their scripting skills w.r.t. timing signoff

Engineers who want to understand ECO cycles for final design closure

Engineers who have completed PD training and want to get more deep into STA closure