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Ansys VeloceRF
Getting Started

Course Overview

This hands-on course is designed to teach you how to use the VeloceRF synthesis engine to generate optimal, guaranteed DRC-clean and DfM-correct parametric cells for any process node, down to 3nm within a traditional custom IC design flow.

The course also introduces you to the VeloceRF user interface (UI) to synthesize inductors, transformers, tcoils and transmission lines, assess their performance and integrate them into the IC design flow (layout, schematic, LVS/LPE, circuit simulation).


  • Basic understanding of custom IC design flows and electromagnetics
  • Some general familiarity with EM solvers
  • No prior knowledge or experience of VeloceRF is required

Teaching Method

Self-paced slide presentation and computer practical sessions to validate acquired knowledge. Emphasis is placed on tool background & methodology as well as workshops.

Learning Outcome

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

  • Understand the importance of device syntesis in custom IC design flows.
  • Outline some of the fundamental concepts of VeloceRF.
  • Describe the value of using VeloceRF in an IC design flow.
  • Understand how VeloceRF supports foundry tech files.
  • Understand how VeloceRF generates DRC-clean parametric cells.
  • Describe the general use-model and flow of VeloceRF.
  • Navigate the VeloceRF UI to synthesize and model inductors, transformers, tcoils and transmission lines.
  • Synthesize and model a real example of a passive structure with VeloceRF.

 Available Dates

Learning Options

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



This is a 1-day classroom course covering both lectures and workshops. For virtual training, this course is covered over 1 x 2-hour sessions lectures only.

Virtual Classroom Session 1

  • Overview of the importance of automatic passive device synthesis
  • VeloceRF fast synthesis engine
  • Introducing VeloceRF
  • VeloceRF Tech Files
  • VeloceRF Use-model and Flow
  • Example Inductor – How to synthesize with VeloceRF
  • Live Demonstration