The Cadence Academic Network was launched in 2007 by Cadence Europe. The aim was to promote the proliferation of leading-edge technologies and methodologies at universities renowned for their engineering and design excellence. A knowledge network among selected European universities, research institutes, industry advisors and Cadence was established to facilitate the sharing of technology expertise in the areas of verification, design and implementation of microelectronic systems.
The Design Methodologies group is member of the network since 2007.
The EDA tools from Cadence play an important role in the research and education at the Electronic Design Methodology Group
Our research focus concentrates on the design of analog integrated circuits. Thus the Cadence suite is heavily used to prototype and verify ideas generated through our research activities.
In detail we are using the Cadence tools in the three main research topics:
Cadence tools are used and referenced in our lectures and labs. This allows our students to acquire state-of-the-art methods in circuit system design and therefore our students have the unique possibility to get "hands-on" experience with software widely used in the semiconductor industry.
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