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One question we often hear from experienced physical design engineers migrating to Encounter Digital Implementation System is, "How do I get up to speed on the tool as quickly as possible?" They understand place-and-route (P&R) concepts so they often don't need to attend a full training class over several days.
Frequently, they may utilize Rapid Adoption Kits (RAKs), documentation, and other material on Cadence Online Support in an ad hoc way to learn what they need, but that may not be efficient.
To meet this need the Cadence Education Services team recently released the Migration to Encounter Digital Implementation System training class.
If you are a place-and-route (P&R) engineer who needs to quickly migrate to Encounter Digital Implementation System, this is the course for you. The course emphasizes the main features of the Encounter Digital Implementation System while leveraging your prior knowledge of P&R tools to quickly get you productive with the Encounter tool. The class quickly familiarizes you with the Encounter system and its features using lectures and tool demos which you can then apply to your own design. For hands-on experience, the class provides Encounter Digital Implementation (EDI) System and Sign-off Flow RAKs (Cadene Online Support account required to access). For details about the content of the Migration to Encounter Digital Implementation System online class, click here.
I recently discussed this new class with the course developer, Vinita Nelson, to learn more about it.
Q. Vinita, who is the target audience for this class?
A. The target audience for the class would be place-and-route (P&R) engineers or anyone with prior experience running P&R tools and who has a need to migrate to Encounter Digital Implementation System as fast as possible.
Q. How does this class differ from the traditional Encounter Digital Implementation System training class?
A. The Encounter Digital Implementation (Block) course is a three-day course and does not expect prior knowledge in P&R. It's a more traditional nuts-and-bolts course with a lot of detail, whereas the Migration to EDI System course emphasizes core parts of the tool that are unique to the Encounter tool and does not go into as much depth into as many commands and options as the EDI Block tool does. Also, the EDI (Block) course covers topics that are not covered in the Migration course such as ECO, Database Commands and the Foundation Flow (to name a few).
[To view the details of the Encounter Digital Implementation (Block) course, click here.]
Q. How long does it take to complete the course?
A. The online lecture and demo course takes about four hours. The hands-on part could be either downloaded RAKs or the customer's design and those times are variable.
Q. Where can interested users go to find out more or sign up for the class?
A. You can sign up for the class by going to the Cadence website under Training.
[ Go here and click Register]