hitkit 4.14 (aH18) Training Course

General Information
Date: t.b.d. 2017
Duration: 3 Days
Venue: Erlangen / Germany
Language: English
Participants: max. 20

The training is held in Erlangen/Germany at the training centre of our partner Fraunhofer IIS

For more information and details please contact virtual-asic@iis.fraunhofer.de

A three day intensive course on mixed-signal design methodology


The aim of this course is to enable designers of high performance integrated circuits:
  • to understand the design methodology for complex mixed-signal ICs
  • to gain insight into the design flow implemented in the ams hitkit 4.14 (aH18)


Documentation provided on the course will greatly assist with the design of ICs


The examples given are based on 0.18 micron High Voltage CMOS technology and Cadence 6.1.5 and all design steps can be practiced on workstations
  • Design flow for digital, analog and mixed-signal designs
  • Front-end design, layout generation, back-annotation and verification
  • Interface to test
Day 1 - Digital Design Flow
  • Introduction hitkit and Technologies
  • Functional Verilog Simulation, Synthesis
  • Timing Calculation & Gate Level Simulation
  • Digital Standard Cell Place & Route, Back-Annotation
Day 2 - Analog Design Flow
  • Spectre Simulation, Devices & Callback
  • Corner & Monte Carlo Simulation
  • Analog Layout Generation using LayoutXL
  • PCells, DRC, LVS, Parasitic Extraction
  • Post Layout Simulation, GDSII Conversion
Day 3 - Mixed-Signal Design Flow
  • Mixed-Signal Back-Annotation
  • Design Partitioning, Interface Elements, Back-Annotation
  • Industrial Design and Project Engineers who plan to design mixed-signal ASICs with our hitkit based on CADENCE software. 
  • Analog Design Engineers who have already designed integrated circuits and want to use ams technologies.
  • Digital Designers who need to integrate some analog functionality in their designs.
  • Mixed-Signal Design Engineers.

Basic knowledge of CADENCE Analog Artist tools is mandatory!