This research internship program was for eight weeks with a sequential six-staged format. My assigned objective was to design a 10-Bit Digital to Analog Converter using osu180nm tech node and open-source EDA tools.
What I did in 8-weeks-VSD Internship? – Design of 1024*32 (4kB) SRAM with access time < 2.5ns using OpenRAM
Semiconductor memories are an integral part of all systems to store large quantities of digital information. One of the important types of semiconductor memory is […]
The Problem — (Circuit to Layout Conversion) No. of Foundries → TSMC,GF,Intel,Samsung, UMC etc. As the technology scales down, all these foundries release their versions […]
I worked on designing a General Purpose Band-Gap reference circuit with N-Well Resistors in 180nm CMOS process technology with a temperature coefficient of 26.26 ppm/°C, […]
Above article does talk about chip shortage, which is due to increased demand of consumer electronics like laptops, tablets, mobiles, which was never the case […]
IP (intellectual property) as the name suggests, is a property which is a result of creativity. Ever tasted Yummy Pizzas from Pizza Hut, which was […]
A dream and a mission statement that was framed 10 years back by VSD and efabless (or let us say, e-fabulous) has now taken a […]
It was also a real testament to Nicholas’s thirst for knowledge and the outside-the-box thinking of his home-schooling parents, Rasa and Mike. Having a 13-year-old of my own, I was particularly impressed by Nicholas’s willingness to put himself out there, asking questions and joining Zoom calls (not to mention his familiarity with Linux). I’ve since learned that Nicholas has been awarded in spelling bees and math competitions and is an expert at solving the Rubik’s Cube. Somehow, I’m not surprised.
Know what Pentagon is? It is a plane figure which has 5-straight sides and 5-angles. For a perfect pentagon, it needs all its sides and angles to be the same, till the last decimal. Do you know what is the similarity between pentagon and our upcoming workshop “Advanced Physical Design workshop using OpenLANE/SKY130”? Look above image and you would guess it right. It is a perfect blend of topics where even a fresher can jump-start his/her career in chip design in just 5-days
A great one – not only for VSD, but also for entire VSD community. The journey has just begun, in nutshell, below image shows a well-designed VLSI Skilling model (VSD Workshops + VSD-IP design Internship + Tapeout[working on it]), which is not just participants driven but also silicon proven. To summarize, given a problem statement, VSD Interns and participants, who have gone through this rigorous training and designing model will have much better ways to figure out solutions by themselves.