Learn how the Cadence® Academic Network delivers Intelligent System Design technology, training, and programs to universities and innovators in the global academic community.


Leverage the benefits of the Cadence Academic Network to get trained and certified on Intelligent System Design technologies, learning needed Computational Software skills for a seamless transition into industry
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Cultivate the next generation of innovators and enrich your teaching by introducing Cadence Intelligent System Design technology provided by the Cadence Academic Network into your classroom
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Partner with the Cadence Academic Network to unleash your imagination and make cutting-edge discoveries using Cadence Intelligent System Design technology
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Disrupt the technology industry through your innovations! Learn how the Cadence Academic Network enables you to realize your silicon from idea to reality
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Cadence Academic Network Benefits

The Cadence University Program provides easy access to all the tools needed for the full design flow and the industry-grade Online Training courses needed to learn Cadence’s leading-edge technology.



We partner with the global academic community to encourage technology education and innovation. We are committed to providing industry-leading technology and programs to students, educators, researchers, and future innovators.


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1M Processors to Model the Human Brain

How exactly does the human brain work? Stephen Furber of the University of Manchester discusses how they used Cadence Allegro® tools to design the chips and boards of their SpiNNaker machine, the largest neuromorphic computer in the world, which is being used to model the human brain.

Chips to Study Natural Intelligence and to Build Artificial Intelligence

The Institute of Neuroinformatics discusses how they used Cadence tools to process artificial heart beats, muscle movements, and nerve recordings to understand how brains compute.

Partnering to Make Autonomous Vehicles for Tomorrow

Learn how Autoware collaborated with Cadence to create Autoware, an open source software for automotive applications which helps the industry to optimize development of automotive platforms.

Academic Expert Insights - University of Mississippi

By partnering with academia, the Cadence Academic Network is able to promote the proliferation of leading-edge technologies and methodologies at universities.

Academic Expert Insights - Wayne State University

Professor relationships and academic partnerships are the foundation for the success of the Cadence Academic Network.