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What is our goal?

Universidad Federico Santa María, IEEE CAS Chile and Synopsys, invites you to the 8th Integrated Circuit Design School. The seminar has lectures and exercise classes where you will be able to design and simulate an IC. Two tracks are available: the Digital track, where you can discover the IC design process (synthesis flow and place-and-route) with Synopsys Design Compiler® and Synopsys IC Compiler® tools; and the analog track, where you wil discover the development process of a small analog circuit, using Synopsys Custom Designer tool®.



Analog Track

Digital Track


School attendants are invited to participate in the technical Poster Session. Poster submission might describe recently completed work, high relevant results of work in progress, or successful system and implementations in areas related to the Circuit design and Systems. Poster submission must be in English, and must include a 2 page abstract plus a draft of the final poster. All submitted material must be in PDF format. Poster format should be A0 (33.1 in x 46.8 in).

If you want to submit a Poster, please inform us that in Registration Form and we will contact you.

Event FAQs

This summer school is targeted for students and professionals in the areas of Electronic Engineering, Telocommunications, Biomedics, Computer Science, Math, Physics and so, who want to strengthen their knowledge of Integrated Circuit design.

You must have knowledge about basic analog and digital electronics. Programming and Unix skills are not required but desirable.
The ticket includes access to classes, course material, presentations and poster session. Lunch and coffee breaks for each day are also covered, as well as a final cocktail party.
Yes, we have a limited number of scholarships that cover the registration fee. You can apply to them through the registration form, clearly explaining the reasons behind. In case you win a scholarship, the registration fee will be returned back to you at the end of the course.
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