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The aim of the Cadence® Academic Network is to promote the proliferation of leading-edge technologies and methodologies at universities renowned for their engineering and design excellence. A knowledge network among selected universities, research institutes, industry advisors, and Cadence facilitates the sharing of technology expertise in the verification, design, and implementation of microelectronic systems.
Founded in 2007 in EMEA, the Cadence Academic Network is a worldwide web of experts in the education, usage, and development of EDA software. The Academic Network uses various social media channels to distribute and share information with its members.

The Academic Network works directly with academic institutions based on their requirements and their profile. Among other activities, the network co-organizes trainings, workshops, and technology days with universities, provides professional services, helps with educational materials, and provides access to the latest Cadence technologies. One important aspect is our participation at CDNLive user conferences, where the Academic Network organizes the academic track, a platform where universities can present their achievements in research and education. Its members also participate in various conferences, where they represent and advertise the idea of the Cadence Academic Network.

The Academic Network is also a career network. Talented students from the Academic Network Contributor group can network with other members, so that they can start a new career or do an internship with their knowledge and experience in Cadence technologies.

To demonstrate the high-quality standards of their teachers and examiners, university labs can participate in a certification program via the Academic Network. Students, who have completed courses in certified labs, may also be certified.

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The Cadence Academic Network is providing its technical information via the LinkedIn® network. The groups are moderated by the lead institutions of the academic network, ensuring a constant flow of reviewed information relevant to academia. For an overview of our LinkedIn® groups’ structure, as well as guidelines on how to subscribe to the groups of your interest, visit our Cadence Academic Network at LinkedIn® webpage.

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If you have any further questions regarding the Cadence Academic Network you can write an email to academicnetwork@cadence.com.                  

Cadence Academic Network institutions:

University of Bristol
Research activities are focused on specification, verification and analysis techniques which allow designers to define a design and to verify/explore its behaviour in terms of functional correctness, performance, power consumption and energy efficiency. Current research involves both formal methods and traditional simulation-based approaches. Recent projects include the Formalization and Formal Derivation of Instruction Set Architectures also applied to an industrial processor, Advanced Methods for Coverage-Directed Test Generation, the Design and Development of an Energy-Aware Computing Platform, Methods and Techniques to Achieve Whole Systems Energy Transparency and Advanced Verification Techniques for Autonomous Adaptive Systems.

Kerstin Eder
Reader in Design Automation and Verification
Microelectronics Research Group
Robotics Research Group
Lead of the Energy-Aware Computing Initiative at Bristol
University of Bristol

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University of Heidelberg
The research group focuses on SoC verification of large digital chips. By developing UVM based verification IP we create complex verification environments to simulate and test designs that are developed for the group’s research area of high speed interconnects. By utilizing modern verification methodologies and features such as formal verification and metric-driven verification it can be assured that designs will work even when running into rare corner cases.

Prof. Dr. Ing. Ulrich Brüning
Head of Computer Architecture Group
University of Heidelberg

Sven Kapferer
Research Associate
University of Heidelberg
University of Freiburg
Low-power CMOS-integrated circuits Low-voltage mixed signal systems Adaptive circuits for energy harvesting Subthreshold design techniques High precision sensor readout circuits Power efficient analog-to-digital converters

Prof. Dr. Ing. Yiannos Manoli
University of Freiburg

Dr.-Ing. Matthias Keller
Research Associate
University of Freiburg
Ilmenau University of Technology and Institute for Microelectronic and Mechatronic Systems GmbH
Sensor ASICs for data communication and sense and control applications, optoelectronic devices (design, simulation, optimization, test structures).

Precision electronics: sensor interfaces and data converters, high-temperature ASICs, RFIC design, RFIP blocks (LNA, VCO, PLL, passives), System-in-Package design.

Electronic Design Automation (EDA): EDA tools and infrastructure, design methodology for mixed-signal ICs, symbolic circuit analysis and modeling statistical analysis and yield optimization.

Prof. Dr. Ing. Ralf Sommer
Head of Electronic Circuits and Systems Department, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Ilmenau University of Technology and Scientific Managing Director Institute for Microelectronic and Mechatronic Systems GmbH
Ilmenau University of Technology and Institute for Microelectronic and Mechatronic Systems GmbH

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Dr. Ing. Eckhard Hennig
Scientific Strategy Manager Institute for Microelectronic and Mechatronic Systems GmbH
Ilmenau University of Technology and Institute for Microelectronic and Mechatronic Systems GmbH

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Delft University of Technology
Our focus is on the implications of the device technology advances on the way we design, implement, and test digital circuits and systems. The mission can be formulated as design and build dependable/reliable systems out of unreliable components. Topics addressed are: VLSI test and design-for-testability (Memory, Logic, Fault Modeling and Simulation, BIST, BISR), dependable nano-computing (defect tolerance, fault-tolerance, nano-architectures, new computation paradigms), reliability, hardware security, etc.

Said Hamdioui, PhD
Co-leading dependable nano-computing research activities
Delft University of Technology
FHNW University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland Institute of Microelectronics
Our ASIC designs and the education are focused to prepare for production designs. Therefore we specify testability early in the project phase, and we use DFT tools and "ad hoc test structures" in the digital and analog/digital-mixed ASICs – always with the goal of a high testability at reasonable test cost.

Karl Schenk
Professor and Head of the Institute of Microelectronics IME
FHNW University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland Institute of Microelectronics

Hanspeter Schmid
Professor of Analog Microelectronics at the IME
FHNW University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland Institute of Microelectronics

Dino Zardet
Research Fellow for Design-for-Test at the IME
FHNW University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland Institute of Microelectronics
Technische Universität Braunschweig (TUBS - C3E)
Chip and circuits design, FPGA and ASIC design, hardware accelerators with focus on audio, video, and communication processing, DSP algorithms, system architecture design and modeling (transaction, behavioral, and RT level).

Prof. Dr. Ing. Mladen Berekovic
Head of Chair TUBS – C3E
Technische Universität Braunschweig (TUBS – C3E)

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Lund University - Department of Electrical and Information Technology
Digital ultra-low voltage (ULV) design: full-custom and standard cell-based designs, design flows for ULV, sub-threshold energy profiling, ULV memories, biomedical applications.
Technische Universität Braunschweig (TUBS - C3E)
Chip and circuits design, FPGA and ASIC design, hardware accelerators with focus on audio, video, and communication processing, DSP algorithms, system architecture design and modeling (transaction, behavioral, and RT level).

Prof. Dr. Ing. Mladen Berekovic
Head of Chair TUBS – C3E
Technische Universität Braunschweig (TUBS – C3E)

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Lund University - Department of Electrical and Information Technology
Digital ultra-low voltage (ULV) design: full-custom and standard cell-based designs, design flows for ULV, sub-threshold energy profiling, ULV memories, biomedical applications.
Politehnica University of Bucharest (UPB - CETTI)
Advanced PCB design of analog, digital and mixed A/D circuits, manufacturing of electronic modules based on “green” fabrication processes according to RoHS and WEEE directives, assembling and testing of electronic modules/systems, mechanical/shear testing, thermal management based on IR thermography.

Assoc. Prof. Norocel Codreanu, PhD
Executive Manager of UPB - CETTI
Politehnica University of Bucharest
(UPB - CETTI)
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Low-power multi-band, multi-standard radio system design, reconfigurable circuits for SDR technology, digitally enhanced RF/analog and mixed-signal circuits and systems, high-frequency circuits using emerging technologies, ultra-low-power sensor nodes for wireless body area networks.

Prof. Ana Rusu
Leader of the Electronics Circuits for Integrated Systems Group, School of ICT/KTH
KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Dr. Saul Rodriguez
Electronics Circuits for Integrated Systems Group, School of ICT/KTH
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC - GSE)
The research activities of the Embedded Systems Group (GSE) have as main focus the development and verification of embedded systems. The main research topics include:
  • System Architecture Design and Modeling of Embedded Systems
  • Verification of Embedded Systems (Simulation-based, Formal and Semiformal Approaches)
  • Electronic Design Automation (EDA)
  • Virtual Prototyping
  • On-Board Computer Systems for Space Applications
  • Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Reconfigurable Systems (HDLs, FPGAs and tools)

Prof. Dr. Djones Lettnin
Head of Embedded Systems Group (GSE)
Federal University of Santa Catarina

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Ruhr-University of Bochum (RUB)
The Chair for Embedded Systems of Information Technology (ESIT) focuses on the development of Embedded Systems with novel reconfigurable hardware technologies and specific and adaptive processor architectures. The main research topics include:
  • Development of application specific and adaptive processor architectures including development tools
  • Development of reconfigurable hardware architectures (field programmable gate arrays) as well as development tools
  • Virtualization techniques for the development and verification of complex system architectures
  • Run-time virtualization of heterogeneous hardware architectures
  • Ultra low power high performance embedded computing

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Michael Hübner
Chair for Embeded Systems in Information Technology (ESIT)
Ruhr-University of Bochum
Analog Design Automation
Analog Design and Verification Methodology
Analog Mixed-Signal Design Methodology
Analog and Radio Frequency Design
Low-Power Methodology
Mixed Signal and Digital IC Design
Radio Frequency Methodology
RF, Analog and Mixed-Signal Design Methodology
Robust Low-Power Design Methodologies
 
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