The goal of the Cadence® University Software Program is to grant easy access to leading electronic design automation (EDA) tools for educational institutions around the world. Our customers rely on skilled engineers entering the work force. As the leader in EDA, we are committed to helping our customers by giving future engineers access to our world-class tools. In fact, we reach over thirty thousand students each year through these programs. By making our products readily available for instruction and fundamental research, Cadence is helping the electronics industry speed ideas to reality.
Tensilica University Program
The future of intellectual property is here. Cadence IP solutions will change the way you think about and use IP in your system-on-chip (SoC) designs. We can help you reduce the complexity and risk inherent in designing for smart technology while meeting your power, performance, and area requirements. Go to the Tensilica University Program website to apply to the Tensilica University Program.
Americas University Software Program
Join the 250+ qualified Americas member universities who have already incorporated Cadence EDA software into their classrooms and academic research projects. In Canada, universities also have the opportunity to join CMC Microsystems.
Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) University Software Program
Cadence works with EUROPRACTICE to ensure cost-effective availability of our extensive electronic design automation (EDA) tools for non-commercial activities. EUROPRACTICE provides end-user telephone support and manages the annual software update process.
India University Software Program
Cadence has been working with industry, government, and academia for years to build up the pipeline for new graduates trained in VLSI Design. Join the 60+ institutes already training their students on the Cadence EDA platform.
Asia Pacific University Software Program
To place an order or learn more about the University Software Program in Asia and Australia, please contact your local University Software representative.
Japan University Software Program
To place an order or learn more about the University Software Program in Japan, please contact your local University Software representative.
The Cadence iLS courses, laboratories, and Rapid Adoption Kits have been tremendously useful in rapidly improving my research team and student skill set in electronic design automation. I strongly recommend using the iLS tools if you want to effectively improve your EDA and digital design skill set.
Dr. Matthew Morrison, Assistant Professor, University of Mississippi
Cadence is a leader in supporting technical and professional activities that have enabled building an EDA community. ACM SIGDA is very appreciative of the their continued support to nurture young professionals and students through sustained support of activities at major EDA conferences.
Dr. Vijaykrishnan Narayanan, ACM SIGDA Chair, Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, Pennsylvania State University
We are grateful for the engagement with Cadence over the past 10 years. It has led us to innovative breakthroughs and has helped us educate pioneering scholars for the future workforce in EDA.
Dr. Xin Li Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Duke University
Cadence Academic Network support is the key to enabling our capabilities in innovating integrated circuit and system design with extreme energy/power efficiency. The quality of Cadence tools is outstanding and offers responsive support to address the challenges posed by new design methodologies and techniques.
Prof. Massimo Alioto, IEEE Fellow Director of the Integrated Circuit and Embedded Systems Lab, National University of Singapore
The greatest benefit that we get from the Cadence Academic Network is access to the most modern tools for electronic design automation.
Professor Ulrich Bruening, University of Heidelberg, Germany
The Academic Network helps us to be in line with the newest technology from Cadence, helping my research to stay at the leading edge.
Professor Michael Huebner, Ruhr-University of Bochum, Germany
The comprehensive reach of the Cadence Academic Network has help us cover every aspect of design from analog circuitry to digital and system design, so it is extremely useful for us.
Professor Mladen Berekovic, Braunschweig University of Technology
Cadence has made us confident in our work, because we know that we are instructing students in the most modern and capable tools which are used worldwide.
Professor Marek Wójcikowski, Gdansk University, Poland
We are proud to be part of Cadence Academic Network because it provides us the opportunity to interact with other leading institutions covering a broad range of research topics.
Professor Holger Blume, Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany