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Ansys Totem-SC
Getting Started

Course Overview

This hands-on course is designed to give the users an overview of Ansys SeaScape platform and Totem-SC capabilities.

The topics covered are as follows:

  • Overview of Ansys SeaScape platform
  • Totem-SC overview, analysis capabilities and GUI
  • Static Power integrity flows, setup, reviewing results and debug
  • Dynamic Power integrity flow, setup, review results and debug
  • Vectored Signal EM flow, setup, review results and debug

The lab component for the course includes videos that demonstrate how to use Totem-SC for reviewing results and debugging.


  • Familiarity with Unix environment and working with text files and Unix directories.
  • Basic understanding of hard IP design and content of collaterals like schematic netlist, dspf netlist, layout files in gds, oasis format.
  • Basic knowledge of running spice simulation on hard IP designs and visualizing transient current and voltage waveforms generated from spice simulation setup.
  • Basic knowledge of voltage drop in supply rails and its impact on device/design performance.
  • Basic knowledge of electromigration guidelines prescribed by foundries.

Teaching Method

Lectures and computer practical sessions to validate acquired knowledge. A major emphasis is placed on teaching along with workshop.

Learning Outcome

Following completion of this course, you will be able to;

  • Navigate through the Totem-SC GUI.
  • Configure Totem-SC for static, dynamic power integrity and vectored signal EM flows.
  • Run IR-EM analysis, reviewing log files, text reports and using heatmaps for debug.

 Available Dates

Learning Options

Training materials for this course are available with an Ansys Learning Hub Subscription. If there is no active public schedule available, private training can be arranged. Please contact us.


This course is a 1-day classroom covering both lectures and workshops. For virtual training, this course is covered over 3-hours, lectures only.

  • A tutorial test case with instructions on how to run flows and exercises that help debug results will be shared. Instructor will demonstrate this during the session.