Tools Training (Bridge Course):
 

Title

Description

Duration in Hours

1. Electric/Cadence
  1. Layout & Simulation of a Resistive Voltage Divider

  2. Layout & Simulating the IV Curves of PMOS & NMOS Devices

  3. Design, Layout & Simulation of a CMOS Inverter

  4. Design, Layout & Simulation of a CMOS NAND Gate

  5. Design, Layout & Simulation of a Ring Oscillator

  6. Placing Circuit Layouts in a Padframe for Fabrication

    3

    2. LTSpice

    1. Installing LTspice & Running an Operating Point (.op) Simulation

    2. Examples Using Dependent Sources in Operating Point, Transient & DC Sweeps

    3. Making an Ideal Op-Amp Subcircuit & Symbol, Probing Subcircuits
    4. Example Simulations From Chapter 1 Introduction to CMOS Design of the CMOS Circuit Design, Layout, and Simulation By R. Jacob Baker, Harry W. Li, David E. Boyce book
    5. Simulating an Inverter & Ring Oscillator

      2

      3. Linux

      1. The file system

      2. Handling Ordinary Files

      3. Basic File Attributes

        1

        3. Programming: Perl, Skill, Shell

        1. Perl:

          1. Essential Perl

          2. Data Structures

          3. Conditional Statements & Loops

          4. Regular Expressions

          5. Subroutines

          6. File Handling

          7. Programming Examples

        2. Skill:

          1. Creating Skill Function

          2. Data Structures

          3. Arithmetic & Logical Expression

          4. Control Structures

          5. I/O & File Handling

          6. Programming Examples

        3. Shell:

          1. Searching and Substitution

          2. Pipelines, Variables, Repeating Actions

          3. Input & Output files, Awk

          4

          4. Implementation Strategies

          1. Custom Circuit Design

          2. Cell-Based Design Methodology

          3. Array-Based Implementation Approaches

          4. Implementation Platform of the Future

            2


              Reference Books & Tutorials:
            1. Cadence Design System Tutorials from CMOSedu.com
            2. Electric VLSI Tutorials from CMOSedu.com
            3. LTspice Tutorials from CMOSedu.com
            4. UNIX Concepts and Application Fourth Edition By Sumitabha Das
            5. Perl Black Book(2Nd Ed.) By Steven Holzner
            6. Skill Language User Guide By Cadence
            7. Classic Shell Scripting By Arnold Robbins, Nelson H.F. Beebe
            8. Digital Integrated Circuits By Jan M. Rabaey, Anantha P. Chandrakasan, Borivoje Nikolic