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VLSI: Basics of Digital Electronics

A comprehensive course on basics of VLSI using practical examples and calculations. This course is highly suited for beginners

12 weeks long course | 100% Online

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Project based learning with 2 industry level projects that learners can showcase on LinkedIn.

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This course is full of best-in-class content by leading faculty and industry experts in the form of videos and projects

Course Overview

Very-large-scale integration (VLSI) is a process of embedding or integrating hundreds of thousands of transistors onto a singular silicon semiconductor microchip. VLSI front-end design includes digital design using a hardware description language, for example, Verilog, System Verilog, and VHDL. Furthermore, this stage encompasses design verification via simulation and other verification techniques. The entire process also incorporates designing, which starts with the gates and continues through to design for testability. So, understanding digital electronics is very important in terms of IC fabrication and placement as front-end engineer.  

Course Syllabus

On a daily basis we talk to companies in the likes of Tata Elxsi and Mahindra to fine tune our curriculum.

Week 1- Number System

The following topics are covered in this week:

  • Digital system versus analog system
  • Positive/negative logic
  • Number system
  • Conversion from one system to another
  • Binary/octal/hexadecimal arithmetic

Week 2- Logic gates

The following topics are covered in this week:

  • Basic logic gates
  • Universal gates
  • Truth table
  • Implementation of any function using logic gates
  • CMOS logic
  • NAND/NOR gate using CMOS.

Week 3- Boolean algebra

The following topics are covered in this week:

  • Boolean Algebra
  • Basic postulates
  • Practice problems based on Boolean algebra

Week 4- Function simplification using Karnaugh map

The folowing topics are covered in this week:

  • Standard representation of logic functions -SOP forms
  • Simplification of switching functions - K-map
  • Standard representation of logic functions POS forms
  • Canonical form

Week 5- Code converters

The following topics are covered in this week:

  • Positional number system
  • Binary coded decimal codes
  • Gray codes
  • Error detection code
  • Parity check codes
  • Error correction code
  • Hamming code
  • Conversion of one code to another code system.

Week 6- Combinational logic circuits

The following topics are covered in this week:

  • Combinational logic
  • Half adder
  • Full adder
  • Half subtractor
  • Full subtractor
  • Encoder, decoder

Week 7- Mux based design

The following topics are covered in this week:

  • Multiplexer
  • Demultiplexer
  • Design of all the logic gates using 2:1 multiplexer

Week 8- Functions using multiplexer

The following topics are covered in this week:

  • 4 variable function design using 16:1, 8:1, 4:1 and 2:1 multiplexer
  • 3 variable function using 8:1/4:1/2:1
  • 2 variable function design using 4:1 and 2:1 multiplexer

Week 9- Sequential logic circuits

The following topics are covered this week:

  • Latches and flip-flops (SR, JK, D and T)
  • Race around condition
  • Asynchronous inputs
  • Conversion of one flip-flop to another
  • Shift registers (SISO,PISO, SIPO, PIPO)
  • Counters

Week 10- FSM

Finite-State Machine(FSM) is mathematical model for computation which are applied in video games, traffic lighting, language processing, etc. There are different types of FSM models out of which we will understand Mealy and Moore model in this week. 

Week 11- Programmable logic devices

The following topics are covered in this week:

  • Reconfigurable computing FPGA, ASIC

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Industry Projects

Our projects are designed by experts in the industry to reflect industry standards. By working through our projects, Learners will gain a practical understanding of what they will take on at a larger-scale in the industry. In total, there are 2 Projects that are available in this program.

Project 1

In an exhibition, there are 8 stalls, numbering from A-H. All these stalls are commercial stalls.

Project 2

In a class of 16 students, ranging from roll number 0 to 15. A test of general knowledge was conducted. In which, roll number 15, did not appear, so zero mark was assigned to him. The rest of the class students, appeared in the test.

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Master the Concepts of Digital Circuits and Gain industry-ready Skills With Our VLSI: Basics of Digital Electronics Course

The VLSI digital electronics course equips you with the theoretical knowledge and technical skills you need as front-end engineers in three months. The fee for the VLSI course is flexible and is available in three plans. The VLSI course fee ranges from INR 7,000 per month to INR 15,000 per month for three months.

Everything around you that works on a battery or has a circuit design is built on the principles of digital electronics and logic design. This course attempts to help you understand the basics of K-map, Boolean algebra, logic gates, and FSM through real-world applications.

By joining this digital electronics course, you will have a strong grasp on the fundamentals of digital logic circuits, starting from binary representations of digital circuits to extracting Boolean expressions, the design of functions using multiplexers, and using minimization techniques to further optimize circuits, etc. They will also help you learn to design your own digital logic circuits.

Who Should Take This Course?

The digital circuit design course is at the core of what you need to learn to progress in VLSI and digital electronics in general. It can be taken up by:

  • B.Tech/B.E graduates
  • B.Tech/B.E final year students
  • B.Tech/B.E pre-final year students

If you are going for your Masters or PhD with subjects such as digital VLSI design, CMOS VLSI design, ASM charts, SOC/FPGA, etc., then you will greatly benefit from this course. Even if you are looking to crack interviews related to VLSI, electronics, and semiconductors at MNCs, you need to understand design logic and its functions thoroughly. This digital circuit design course will serve as a backbone for cracking any GATE/PSU interviews.

Hobbyists who are interested in digital electronics and desire to learn more about digital circuits or circuit board design can join the course.

What Will You Learn?

Starting with the fundamentals of digital logic design, each section in this course builds upon the previous sections to add more value to what you will learn.

In this digital electronics engineering course, you will learn the basic concepts, the steps involved in designing a digital logic circuit, number systems and their conversions, basic logic gates, universal logic gates, and implementation of any function using logic gates. Further, it covers Boolean algebra and principles, Karnaugh map, combinational logic, and their functions like the adder, encoder, decoder, multiplexer, etc.

The VLSI certification courses also explore storage options like RAM, ROM, EPROM, flash memory, programmable logic devices, and Integrated Circuit (IC) technology. You will learn to analyze combinational logical designs and design your own circuits based on the different parameters provided.

Skills You Will Gain

With this VLSI design course, you will learn:

  • To simplify logical functions and standard forms of expression.
  • How to use Karnaugh maps to minimize a given logical function.
  • To use the theorems of Boolean algebra.
  • To discuss the functionalities of the multiplexer.
  • To identify binary number systems and their addition.
  • To perform basic arithmetic calculations.
  • To analyze and synthesize combinational logic circuits.
  • To describe the signals and interconnections in a logic circuit.
  • How to use the universal gate to represent any gate to design two and multi-level circuits.

Key Highlights of the Program

  • Anyone who takes this course will be certified, and if you come in the top 5%, you will be awarded a merit certificate.
  • It is a three-month course wherein you will gain the theoretical, technical, and practical skills of utilizing the VLSI digital electronics expertise for projects as front-end engineers.
  • With this course, you will be able to take up industry-oriented projects and be a part of a course-specific forum group working on various technical areas of digital electronics.
  • You will learn various design verification approaches as well as advanced techniques of logic and design in digital electronics.

Career Opportunities after Taking the Course

The VLSI: Basics of Digital Electronics course is designed to build on your skillset and provide you with a strong foundation in the real world.

Electrical and electronic engineering graduates who are equipped with this digital electronics course certification can explore career opportunities in various engineering professions. You can apply for jobs as programmers and software development professionals. 

FAQs on VLSI: Basics of Digital Electronics

1, How can the course help you complete your MS or PhD?

While pursuing MS or PhD, you can choose the following major subjects to help you complete the course -ASM charts, CMOS VLSI Design, SOC/FPGA, digital VLSI design, etc. 

2, Will I get a certificate after completing the VLSI certification courses?

Yes, course completion certificates will be provided to all learners. Moreover, the top 5% of the class will get a merit certificate. Using the certificate, learners can build a strong professional portfolio.

3, Will I get placement support?

No, the VLSI: Basics of Digital Electronics course does not offer job placements. However, the skills you gain make you industry-ready, along with providing you with certification.

4, How is this digital electronics online course going to help me?

Whether you are going for a job after graduation or higher studies, the knowledge of designing logic and functions is a non-negotiable aspect.

5, Which software skills are included?

The course incorporates designing, so understanding digital electronics is very important in terms of placement and IC fabrication as a front-end engineer.  Besides that, implementation using K-map, FSM, and design will be included in this course.

6, Do companies require these skill sets?

All the major companies in this domain, such as Intel, Qualcomm, ST, Cadence, etc., require a deep understanding of digital electronics. This course covers the basics and lays the foundation for expertise in the niche.

7, What is the fee for this VLSI certification course?

The VLSI course fees are flexible and are available in three plans. The Basic plan provides you with 2 months of access at INR 7,000 per month for three months, the Pro plan provides you with 4 months of access at INR 10,000 per month for three months and the Basic plan provides you with lifetime access at INR 15,000 per month for three months.

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