Placement preparation VLSI profile jobs

This post would be simple guide to placement preparation for hardware profile jobs.These information is based on what my batch-mates ,friends and me prepared for campus placements in IIT Kharagpur.But I am sure this is all what expected from Fresher for any VLSI  recruitment.

  • Always preparation begins with CV preparation and make it the best looking one and good Acads will help for VLSI jobs as design jobs require a good knowledge in area and of subject  and how dedicated you are to technical studies than involving managerial works.
  • Leadership qualities and taking initiatives do make good impression irrespective of Tech/Management job
  • Start your preparation from standard books
  • Be prepared with your GATE materials
  • Good books to follow are Digital design by Rabey, CMOS circuits by Kang and Hodges : Must for digital design
  • Design of Analog CMOS integrated circuits by Razavi is compulsory for Analog profile
  • Also Analog electronics, solid state devices are required for Digital design as well but to UG level(GATE materials will do)
  • Google out lots of VLSI interview questions available on internet and keep preparation on till you get placed , never be over confident after preparations
  • Be thorough with Technical stuffs , aptitude can be answered on spot : good if you can make some preparation based on placement papers
  •  Solve interview puzzles (go through my Qualcomm interview for better idea on interview).Check a few here.
  • Solve many placement papers from different VLSI companies
  • Be thorough with VLSI basics and tricky questions can be easily solved if you are good at fundamentals
  • Please read these two documents before placement preparation :  Insight-09-Placement-Guide-IIT-Kanpur , TnPedia
  • Topics need more focus in preparation
  1. Timing constraints in Digital design : Set up and hold time, clock skew , Rabey is the best one for this topic .Also check these files setup and hold time and Setup and Hold timings
  2. Pipeline and parallelism : Architectural design of ICs , Computer architecture fundamentals
  3. Kgpians check out this http://placements.scholarsavenue.org/
  4. Key points from Hodges , important topics from Rabey and Kang
  5. William Stallings for computer architecture specially Cache memory,arithmetic,Pipeline architecture (read about computer architecture preparation from Software job preparation section https://mobileelectron.wordpress.com/2012/01/03/placement-preparation-software-profile-jobs/ )
  6. Verilog and VHDL coding would be very helpful : Verilog basics compulsory
  7. Combinatorial blocks design, sequential circuit design , digital counters design from very basic steps compulsory
  8. Here is best material for counter design.. Building-Dividers-With-Flipflop

I try to keep more info available here: Will be updated as and when I find good things for you.

All the best..:)

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13 responses to “Placement preparation VLSI profile jobs

  1. nice work…please give me the type of questions asked in written test about digital and analog concepts. And about importance of aptitude in written test(if possible topics). I want a digital background job.

  2. hii rekha..first of all congrats..Qualcomm is conducting a written test at my college in a week..it would be very helpful if you could give me the type of questions asked..

  3. Hi Rekha

    Can you please tell me from where can i get FIFO (a Hardware buffer) Concept.I’ve been asked in one of the interviews.

    Thanks

  4. ACTUALLY I GOT GOOD SCORE IN GATE15EC (873),BUT I HAVE ONE YEAR GAP AFTER PLUS2 ALONG WITH 3 YEARS GAP AFTER BTECH 🙂 WILL IT EFFECT AT THE TIME OF CAMPUS PLACEMENTS..KINDLY REPLY ME.
    THANK YOU.

  5. ACTUALLY I GOT GOOD SCORE IN GATE15 (873),BUT I HAVE ONE YEAR GAP
    AFTER PLUS2 ALONG WITH 3 YEARS GAP AFTER BTECH 🙂 WILL IT EFFECT AT THE TIME OF CAMPUS PLACEMENTS..KINDLY REPLY ME.
    THANK YOU.

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