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Intermediate Level
Approx. 24 hours to complete
English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Orientation

1 hour to complete
2 videos (Total 23 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
2 videos
Two Tools Tutorial4m
2 readings
Syllabus10m
Tools For This Course10m
1 practice exercise
Demographics Survey5m
3 hours to complete

ASIC Placement

3 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 163 min), 2 readings
9 videos
Wirelength Estimation15m
Simple Iterative Improvement Placement12m
Iterative Improvement with Hill Climbing15m
Simulated Annealing Placement27m
Analytical Placement: Quadratic Wirelength Model14m
Analytical Placement: Quadratic Placement26m
Analytical Placement: Recursive Partitioning18m
Analytical Placement: Recursive Partitioning Example16m
2 readings
Week 1 Overview10m
Week 1 Assignments10m
Week
2

Week 2

6 hours to complete

Technology Mapping

6 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 102 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
6 videos
Technology Mapping as Tree Covering29m
Technology Mapping—Tree-ifying the Netlist13m
Technology Mapping—Recursive Matching9m
Technology Mapping—Minimum Cost Covering16m
Technology Mapping—Detailed Covering Example14m
2 readings
Week 2 Overview10m
Week 2 Assignments10m
1 practice exercise
Problem Set #11h
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

ASIC Routing

4 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 145 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
9 videos
Maze Routing: 2-Point Nets in 1 Layer16m
Maze Routing: Multi-Point Nets12m
Maze Routing: Multi-Layer Routing12m
Maze Routing: Non-Uniform Grid Costs14m
Implementation Mechanics: How Expansion Works23m
Implementation Mechanics: Data Structures & Constraints18m
Implementation Mechanics: Depth First Search14m
From Detailed Routing to Global Routing15m
2 readings
Week 3 Overview10m
Week 3 Assignments10m
1 practice exercise
Problem Set #21h
Week
4

Week 4

7 hours to complete

Timing Analysis

7 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 148 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
8 videos
Logic-Level Timing: Basic Assumptions & Models30m
Logic-Level Timing: STA Delay Graph, ATs, RATs, and Slacks27m
Logic-Level Timing: A Detailed Example and the Role of Slack10m
Logic-Level Timing: Computing ATs, RATs, Slacks, and Worst Paths26m
Interconnect Timing: Electrical Models of Wire Delay16m
Interconnect Timing: The Elmore Delay Model14m
Interconnect Timing: Elmore Delay Examples14m
2 readings
Week 4 Overview10m
Week 4 Assignments10m
1 practice exercise
Problem Set #31h

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