Cadence University Program Member

University of California, Santa Barbara – Electrical & Computer Engineering

Cadence provides a set of electronic design automation (EDA) tools for education. As members of the Cadence University Program, Cadence provides the expertise and tools, IP, and hardware required for the entire electronics design chain, from chip design to chip packaging to boards and to systems.

Cadence tools are used in the following courses for Electrical and Computer Engineering students to learn and utilize Cadence products:

  • RF Communication Circuits I (ECE 145B): for simulation of receiver components such as LNAs, mixers, and VCOs
  • RF Communication Circuits II (ECE 145C): for simulation of transmitter components such as PAs
  • High Performance Digital Circuit Design (ECE 123/223): students use Cadence to design and simulate their final class project
  • CMOS Mixed signal Circuits (VECE 594A): students use Cadence to design and simulate ADCs, DACs and PLLs
  • VLSI Design Lab (ECE 224A / 594BB): design of small chips through fabrication at MOSIS. Chip designs include sensors, flash ADC, power transmission, sigma-delta ADC, PLL and game designs
  • VLSI Architecture and Design (ECE 122B): simulation based exploration of clocking, noise, cross-talk, power coupled noise, packaging issues and other non-idealities in VLSI chips designs

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