Guest Lecture: Vikas Gupta (Technical Manager, Mento Graphics)

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On 3 March 2015, Mr. Vikas Gupta, Technical Manager (Mento Graphics, Bangalore) delivered a guest lecture on back-end design flow of vlsi design using Mentor Graphics tools such as Olympus SoC, IC-Station, Calibre, Hercules, PrimeTime, Astro Place and Route Tool. Mr Gupta explained that floor planning, the first step in physical design flow, facilitates optimum space allocation. He then went on to discuss techniques such as placement optimisation, clock tree synthesis, routing and physical design verification such as Design Rule Check and Layout vs. Schematic.