Read our interview at Electronics for you (EFY) magazine and dive into the transformative world of VLSI with the enlightening article that serves as a beacon for all aspiring electronics enthusiasts. VLSI, or Very Large Scale Integration, isn’t just a technical term; it’s a vision that beckons the future of electronics, breathing life into devices by embedding millions of transistors on a singular chip. This incredible feat of engineering has not only redefined the electronics landscape but has also expanded the horizons of what’s conceivable.
The VSDSquadron educational board provides a unique opportunity for learners to gain hands-on experience in electronics system design and chip design. The board’s open-source nature allows for easy access to IPs, PDKs, and tools, including RISC-V, providing learners with a complete and comprehensive curriculum in these areas. With the board’s built-in modules covering a range of topics such as analog IP design, RISC-V SoC design, PCB design, and more, learners can acquire practical skills and knowledge essential for a career in the field. In summary, the VSDSquadron educational board offers a rich and dynamic learning experience in electronics system design and chip design.
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If you have been following VSDOpen for the last 5-years, the theme has been maintained – What VSD did last year and what VSD will do next year
Traditional pieces of training have taken an orthogonal shift, post-release of open-source EDA tools and SKY130 foundry. This has brought a huge opportunity for semiconductor ed-tech companies like VSD to close a wide gap within many training companies that have shifted their curriculum from theoretical PDK to real PDK. If you are a student, who is reading this email, do not panic if you are not aware of PDK. This is something which we are covering in the workshop.
You might have seen the above image in one form or another, in different our blogs or VSD websites. Every trapezoid in above image is […]
From nothing to Tapeout Ready basic designs – These 7 students have seen it all. Congratulations to all of them. Great start to their semiconductor career.
Here’s the link with their design details-
VSD promises to deliver similar IP design workshops in upcoming days, followed by the next big leap – SoC design workshop with VSD SoC generator using all VSD IPs developed by VSD community using Skywater 130 nm technology node.
“What I did in the 5-day Advanced Physical Design workshop?” – Experiencing the “freedom within expanding boundaries”
I have been tracking opensource tools in backend flow and also VSD’s online programs like MYTH, Digital System Design, Modelling using Verilog etc. In the […]
Power analysis has materialized as a principal theme in today’s world in semiconductor industries. As very large scale integrated circuit (VLSI) are far beyond from human ability because of complexity in nature. So to analyse power in these circuits we use open source computer aided tools, plenty of tools are available but most of them are costly. I designed an open source power analysis tool for the academic use. This tool gives out values of average and leakage power of any circuit by just giving the netlist of circuit file along with name of supply voltage as input. This tool is designed in python language.
The task given to me was “Design of Open-source Power analysis tool – calculate average switching power and leakage power – Using TCL/Perl/Python – any language”. The entire program is divided into 4 phases.