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Lakshmanan Balasubramanian

Lakshmanan Balasubramanian

Member, Group Technical Staff at Texas Instruments, Senior Member IEEE, MIET, CEng (EngC UK), IPRA & PRI at The IET

Bengaluru Urban, Karnataka

~20 years of professional and research experience and accomplishments in the primary and allied areas of analog and mixed-signal SoC & semiconductor IC design, verification, test and related methodologies with passion towards quality and efficiency improvement. End products include single chip hearing aid, multi-radio connectivity ICs with embedded power management, and ultra low power / lost cost mixed-signal microcontrollers.

I. Circuit design (>10 products):
* Transistor level design of circuits and systems: Custom digital & analog power management circuits
* Custom layout and physical design

II. Simulation based verification of AMS Circuits and systems (20+ products)
* SPICE, Spectre and fast spice based AMS co-sim.
* Low power simulation
* Assertions based verification of analog circuits
* Analog behavioural modelling
* Formal methods for validation and verification of AMS circuits

III. DFX of mixed signal SoC (>5 products)
* Analog DFT, design for IDDQ
* Design for Qualification / Reliability
* Accelerated stress test techniques: HTOL & BI
* Analog fault simulation applied to fault grading, test optimisation and diagnosis
* Signal integrity: Especially IR drop & substrate noise analysis and reduction
* Package stress effects

IV. Silicon validation and characterisation of analog contents in mixed signal SoC (>5 products)
* Analog test optimisation

V. Methodology champion for analog IP design, verification, delivery, SoC integration and test process strategies
* Efficiency improvement: Process, simulation and iteration effort control
* Quality: Checklists, automated checkers and sign-off
* Silicon failure debug, root-cause analysis and irreversible corrective actions/measures (>15 products)
* Static circuit topology checks, Analog verification coverage, Power management & power domain integrity, Stress test optimisation / customisation, Novel fast / early simulation techniques
* Analog fault simulation and its applications
* AMS BIST and test optimisation


Experience:

  • Lead Engineer (Texas Instruments)
  • Lead Engineer (Texas Instruments)
  • International Professional Registration Advisor (IPRA) & Professional Review Interviewer (PRI) (Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET))
  • Senior Member (IEEE)
  • Member, Group Technical Staff (Texas Instruments)
  • Lead Engineer (Texas Instruments)
  • Analog Design Engineer (Nulife Semiconductors India Private Limited)
  • Member (IEEE)
  • MIET (IET)
  • CEng (Chartered Engineer) (Engineering Council, UK)

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