Use this education kit to teach the fundamentals of analog simulation and layout using Cadence® Virtuoso® ADE Product Suite, Virtuoso Layout Suite, and Virtuoso Schematic Editor.

Kit specification

  • Summary: A set of 11 modules with lecture slides and a golden reference design ready for use in a typical semester (full syllabus below).
  • Modular and Flexible Use: Educators can choose the modules to teach—use all the modules in the Education Kit or only those most appropriate to your teaching outcomes. All provided materials are editable and can be easily adapted to an educator’s needs. 
  • Level: Beginner. Students are required to have a basic understanding of analog devices.

 

All software tools required for the practical part are available through the Cadence® University Program. To become members of the Cadence University Program, please write to universityprogram@cadence.com for assistance.

Course aim

To explain to students the principles of analog design and layout.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding of 

  • Entering a schematic, creating a symbol view, and a testbench
  • Running basic simulations and an outlook beyond
  • Creating a simple layout
  • Physical verification
  • Parasitic extraction
  • Differences between pre-layout and post-layout simulation results

Syllabus

1 Getting Started
2 Schematic View, Symbol View, and Test Bench
3 Basic Simulations
4 Specifications, Corners, and Real-Time Tuning
5 Monte Carlo Statistical Analysis
6 Measurements Across Corners Using ADE Assembler
7 Layout
8 Physical Verification System
9 Quantus™ (PVS) Parasitic Extraction
10 Post-Layout Simulations
11 Pre-Layout and Post-Layout Simulation Results