Researchers are pushing the limits of what’s possible in an increasingly complex design environment. Semiconductor chips are being optimized for mobile, cloud computing, automotive, and more! What are you innovating with Cadence® tools?

Innovations and Collaborations

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Integrating Video, Radar, and Lidar for Autonomous Driving

See how Leibniz University Hannover is using Cadence’s Tensilica® IP cores and Protium Prototyping Platform to improve safety for people with disabilities.

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.

Hardware Systems for Digital Hearing Aids

Holger Blume of the Leibniz University of Hannover’s Institute für Mikroelektronische Systemes discusses how they were able to build next-generation commercially oriented hardware systems for digital hearing aids with increased computation performance using Cadence tools.

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.

Cadence Academic Network Benefits

All the tools needed for the full design flow are at your fingertips through the Cadence University Program membership.


Leading-edge semiconductor integrated circuits (IC) drive the electronics systems that are changing our lives. They are the enabling technology that is transforming everything from home automation to self-driving cars and advanced healthcare.

Develop your design with optimal performance, power, and area (PPA) to create innovative system functionality.


The design of electronics systems includes PCBs, 3D-IC packaging, and signal integrity, electromagnetic, and electrothermal analysis. These multi-physics analyses are applied from chip and package to PCB, cabling, and connectivity. Develop software and co-optimize your hardware and software with security in mind.


Create specialized processors to optimize the algorithm for your target data sets, managing the massive parallelism inherent in today’s intelligent systems.


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The Cadence Academic Network can provide an avenue for you to take your use of industry tools beyond classroom teaching and fundamental research. Partner with us to create a customized solution to bring your ideas to a wider audience, share your designs, or work with others to address future challenges.

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The Cadence Academic Network fosters collaboration and communication between academia and industry professionals by providing a knowledge network to exchange ideas.

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