Frequently Asked Questions
Can you help me with reserving the room?
If you need a room for a face-to-face course, please contact us. We will support you in choosing suitable accommodation.
What times in the day do courses start and end?
Our face-to-face courses start daily at 9 a.m. (CET/CEST) and end at 5 p.m., with two coffee breaks and an extended lunch break. The total course time per day is 6 hours. For online courses, the start is also at 9 a.m. (CET/CEST), but they end at 2:30 p.m.. The total course time per day is 4 and a half hours plus breaks.
Are course materials provided?
All participants of paid courses will receive English training materials in electronic or paper form.
Will I receive a course certificate?
Each participant of a paid PLC2 course will receive a signed certificate of attendance at the end of the course.
Can I pay with Training Credits (TCs)?
Of course, you can also pay for your training using your available TCs (Training Credits). We will then invoice AMD directly. If you do not have sufficient credit for the booked training, the difference can be paid for with an additional payment. The additional charge will be invoiced directly to you.
What are the options for payment?
You can pay us via bank transfer or with TCs (Training Credits). Unfortunately, payment via debit, credit card, or PayPal is not possible.
What is the deadline for payment?
Payment is due 14 days after the invoice date, without deduction. Please transfer the amount within that time.
What are the options for cancelling?
You can cancel free of charge up to 14 days before the course starts. If you have to cancel at short notice due to illness or other reasons, you have the option of adding a substitute participant or of making up the course at a later date (within 6 months).
When will I receive a firm commitment as to whether the course will take place?
You will receive binding confirmation 7 days before the course begins as to whether it will go ahead.
How many participants are required for a course to be given/what is the minimum number of participants?
We generally offer courses for 5 or more people. That means that if you would like to book a course at your premises, you need 5 people to register or need to pay the amount for 5 participants, even if fewer people attend.
Can I book a course that is given in English?
If you need a course that is officially advertised as given in German to be given in English, please contact us. We will try to make that possible for you.
What language is the course in?
Our webinars and online courses are conducted in English. All our F2F training courses are generally conducted in German. Feel free to contact us if you need face-to-face training in English or online training in German.
What markets are served?
Mainly automotive, industrial, medical, and offloading/acceleration.
How can I initiate a Design Service project?
Typically we start with a telecon to capture expectations and timeline, then an NDA is agreed and more detailed technical content and requirements are shared. We perform common requirements capture phase or directly quote the project on an hourly basis or fixed price basis.
What is the typical range of Design Service projects?
Several weeks to more than a year.
What is the typical lead time?
Preferably contact is established 3-6 months ahead of the project. In urgent cases, we can react within 2-4 weeks.
What can I expect as expertise?
Requirements capture; design and validation of IP blocks, integration of 3rd-Party IP blocks; porting to newer FPGA-technologies; Zynq7000 and MPSoC based systems; systems architecture; bare metal, RTOS and Embedded Linux software; high-speed interfaces (PCIe, Multi 10G Ethernet, USB, DDR-RAM, …); timing constraints; assessment, correction, and justifications related to synthesis, timing, CDC, implementation, power reports; drivers and host-frontends and UIs.
How can we cooperate?
We can work as an extended workbench with the customer, collaborate in development teams, or just deliver according to a specification.
Is there also project management and process assurance?
Yes, we offer complete project management, risk management, and process assurance along the project.
Are trainers involved in Design Service projects as well?
Yes, there is a strong interaction between trainers and Design Services personnel. Trainers act as team mentors, and they benefit from Design Service teams and their project experience.
How can I unsubscribe from the newsletter?
Each newsletter contains the »Unsubscribe« button at the bottom. You will be automatically unsubscribed from the newsletter when you click that button. Alternatively, you can also send us an email to email@example.com. We will delete your address from our mailing list immediately.
What topics are featured in the PLC2 newsletter?
In our PLC2 newsletter we try to keep you up to date on our company, our courses, and regarding the industry in general. We try to provide you with content that is as varied as possible so that you are always up to date.
How often is the newsletter issued?
Our newsletter is always issued when there is something important to announce. Generally, that means once or twice a month at the most.
How does the application process normally work?
First, we are starting with a 30-minute get-to-know interview with our HR team or the team leader for this open position.
If you were able to convince the participants of the interview, it continues with a second 30-minute interview with the team leader (high-level technical assessment).
If you were able to convince the team leader as well, we will go on with 90 minutes technical deep dive with the team leader.
Finally, if you pass this test, there will be a 30-minute interview with the management at the end.