TCL Scripting

Why TCL?

TCL (Tool Command Language) is the basis of every EDA tool shell. Understanding of how to handle the objects like cell, net, pin, port etc and virtual objects like clock, timing values etc becomes very important for any part of ASIC flow. TCL expertise would help the candidate in faster scripting and design closure.

Course overview - TCL

  •  This course is a 2 weeks program (2 days per week)
  •  Every topic and sub-topics are discussed in detail with practical aspects
  •  Program is 8 hour classroom session on Saturday and Sunday
  •  TCL shell would be enabled on individual laptops
  •  Hands on classroom Labs would be done on PD and STA topics
  •  Enable learning through regular theory and Labs assignments
  •  Course completion Certificate after successful completion of program

Trainer 1 - TCL

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 - TCL

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 - TCL

  •  Introduction to TCL
  •  Variables & Substitutions
  •  Arithmetic Operations
  •  Lists & List Operations
  •  Control Flow / Structures
  •  String Manipulation
  •  Procedure
  •  File Operations
  •  Regular Expressions
  •  Working with Collection ( EDA Tool commands )
  •  Best Practices while writing TCL scripts

Labs - TCL

  •  Aspects of TCL syntax
  •  Data types
  •  Conditional Statements
  •  Loops
  •  List operations
  •  Arrays and Associative arrays
  •  Procedures and Algorithms
  •  File handling
  •  EDA tool Collections of objects
  •  Automated Timing ECO Generation

Who can attend - TCL

  •  Engineers who want to become experts in EDA Automation
  •  Experienced Engineers who want to improve their scripting skills