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16 May 2016

Career Prospects in VLSI Design & Verification Explained by ISM UNIV

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Career Prospects in VLSI Design & Verification Explained by ISM UNIV             

 Career Prospects in VLSI Design & Verification Explained: VLSI design is standing as a best career prospects enriched professional path for many years. It is an art as well as science for designing the complex and large electronic systems over a tiny silicon piece very commonly seen and known as chip. Here, the circuit design always termed as artistic through instilling the best geometric design in it for printing over silicon. Technology as well as engineering is always another integral part besides the artistic design for the chip in order to implement the task wisely. Altogether, it is kind of field that is always challenging at the same time being a best sought after one all over the world too.

ISM UNIV offering advanced diploma in VLSI design & verification is a total comprehensive training program to groom a real professional in you. It is imperative here to know what are the challenges prevail there for a professional at the work and what kind of skills can mitigate these challenges wisely. Generally, a VLSI design & verification engineer tests performance & functionality compliance of the final output basing up on the determined specifications. It will ensure correctness of the design. The entire verification process will be carried out in an environment that successfully mimics real world scenario and this is in general termed as VIP or Verification Intellectual Property. The DUT or the Design Under Test will be exposed under VIP to reveal its compliances as well as failures within the design.

This Verification process in general carried out by the professional in two types and those are:

  1. Functional Verification: This is a verification to confirm whether the design is compliant with specifications or not. This will attempt to reveal some vital answers like whether the design is performing well to the intended task or not.
  2. Timing Verification: This is a verification process intended to find out the design whether running on enough fastness or not. This timing verification is generally classified into 2 different categories as STA (Static Timing Analysis) and DTA (Dynamic Timing Analysis). Simulators will be used in these testing procedures.

An engineering graduate in ECE, EEE IT and Telecommunications are ideal to take up this course. The topics mostly covered in this course involve concepts relating to digital systems, circuits and some more of similar in nature. At present, this VLSI sector all over the world is witnessing significant growth and it will be quite enormous in coming 5 years period. More than 70% jobs in this field are related to front end design in VLSI and considered as VLSI Design Verification Engineer”. Present day top employers for these professionals are Xillinx, HCL, CoreEL, CISCO, HoneyWell, BHEL, Tejas Network, Tata ELXSI and some more.