Synopsys Student Design Contest  

Analog Design Contest featuring Synopsys Custom Design Tools 

Deadline to Nominate Teams has passed.

Synopsys announces the first Analog Design Contest featuring Synopsys Custom Design tools.

Contestants will receive free training with Synopsys industry-standard analog IC design tools and have the opportunity engage with industry experts in analog design.

Who can be nominated:
  • Bachelor or Masters engineering students in their final year, 2014-2015, attending any University/Educational Institute located in India.
  • Maximum of four students per institute. Each institute may nominate two teams consisting of two students per team.
  • Team nominations must be submitted by a designated faculty member or Head of Department at any University/Educational Institute in India.
Contest Design & Rules:
  • Teams will design a complete schematic and DRC/LVS clean layout of a low-dropout voltage regulator as per given specifications using only Synopsys provided analog mixed signal tools.
  • All designs submitted must be original work – designed and drawn by the contestants for this contest. Designs may not have been previously used or directly copied from other sources. This will result in immediate team disqualification.
  • Teams are required to use the interoperable PDK provided by Synopsys for the competition.

Evaluation Criteria:

Project submissions will be evaluated by the contest committee members and judged based on the following criteria, which includes but is not limited to:
  • Functionality demonstrated through HSPICE simulations
  • Measure of efficiency, drop-out voltage, quiescent current, load regulation, line regulation, and Power Supply Rejection Ratio (PSRR)
  • Optimal area of layout that is DRC/LVS clean
  • Effective use of design productivity features available with the tool flow

All judging decisions made by the contest committee members will be final.


Last Day to Nominate TeamsApril 20, 2014
Design Briefing & Tools/Methodology Training*May 28 – 30 at CDAC, Noida
June 11 – 13 at Synopsys, Hyderabad
June 16 – 18 at Synopsys, Hyderabad
June 18 – 20 at CDAC, Noida
First Reports DueAugust 10, 2014
Qualifiers of Final Round Notified August 22, 2014
Final Round Reports DueSeptember 28, 2014
Winner AnnouncedOctober 3, 2014
Prizes Awarded at University Symposium in BangaloreOctober 2014

* Teams only need to attend one training session.

Partner Institutes:

CDAC Noida
CDAC Noida
University of Hyderabad
University of Hyderabad

Industry Partner:

Sankalp Semiconductor
Sankalp Semiconductor

Contest Committee Members:

Dr. P A Govindacharyulu
Vasavi College of Engg
Suresh Kumar Gourabathuni
Manager , R&D, Solutions Group
Synopsys (India)
Arti Noor
Joint Director
CDAC, Noida
Venkata Reddy Sanamreddy
R&D Engr., Solutions Group
Synopsys (India)
Prajit Nandy
Director, Analog Solutions Group
Sankalp Semiconductor, Kolkata
Uno V. Nellore
Mgr., Tech Support & Training
Synopsys (India)

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