Contests are a great way to reward the efforts of academics using our EDA tools, and can promote the great achievements of universities as well as highlighting upcoming talent and trends for the industry. We are proud to co-ordinate contests involving a whole breadth of fields, including the use of MEMS, Cadence® Tensilica® IP, and other design implementations. Here are the current contests that we are hosting or co-hosting.
Cadence India Design Contest 2017 - Registration Closed
If you’re an India undergraduate or graduate engineering student, you’re invited to showcase your electronic design talent in this year’s Cadence® Design Contest, a flagship initiative of the Cadence Academic Network. You may submit a project on any digital, analog, or board design, based on our contest guidelines. Projects will be judged by an expert committee consisting of Cadence and industry experts on criteria including inventiveness, complexity, feasibility, breadth of design, effective tool usage, and presentation. Learn More
Global Tensilica Design Contest 2017 - Winners Announced
The Global Tensilica® Design Contest is an initiative of the Cadence® Academic Network. The contest aims to foster the spirit of inventiveness and the realization of ideas among the engineering student community worldwide. It provides undergraduate and graduate engineering students an opportunity to showcase their talent in electronic design. In this project, students are expected to submit an abstract based on the given problem. Learn More
MEMS Design Contest 2018 – Registration Closed
Co-hosted with Coventor, X-FAB, and Reutlingen University, this contest is to create a MEMS and mixed-signal design. The MEMS components are created on Coventor software and should interface to the mixed-signal backend on Cadence software. X-FAB will provide the PDK and also the wafer for the winning entry to be fabricated. Learn More