University of California
Santa Barbara
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Cadence 2015 University Program Member

Cadence provides a set of electronic design automation (EDA) tools for electronics design.

We are using the Cadence tools in academic research to design and layout SiGe Bipolar test circuits for 40 - 80 Gb/s data generation. The IBM SiGe 7HP process is the target process for this project. Interconnect group delay, clock and data distribution are being studied as well as the design of very high speed linear feedback shift registers and multiplexers.  Cadence tools are also being used in millimeter-wave communication circuits and high-speed serial link transceivers in 130-nm and 90-nm CMOS technology. The UMC 0.13-um logic process and the IBM CMOS 10SF are the target process. Specifically, we are designing T/R switches, low-noise amplifiers, power amplifiers and high-speed equalizers.

The ECE department site license for Cadence includes the following software.

University Software Program Bundles

Custom Integrated Circuits Bundle
* Digital Integrated Circuits Bundle
* Verification Bundle
* Packaging and Board Bundle

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Cadence tools are installed on the ECE and Engineering lab Linux workstations and available under /ece/cadence. If you do not find the Cadence tool that you are looking for or would like to find out if a specific tool is available for download and installation on your workstation, then please contact

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Last Modified 09-Sep-2015