The goal of the Cadence® University Software Program is to grant easy access to leading electronic design automation (EDA) and Tensilica® processor configuration and extension 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 30,000 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.
Explore our Americas, EMEA, India, and Asia-Pacific University Software programs and learn more about the Tensilica University Program, and see how your university can move to the cloud with the Cloud Passport Partner 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.
To place an order or learn more about the University Software Program in the Americas, please contact:
Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
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.
To place an order or learn more about the University Software Program in Europe, please contact:
Cadence Design Systems
EUROPRACTICE Software Service
STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
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.
To place an order or learn more about the University Software Program in India, please contact:
Syed Akbar Pasha
Cadence Design Systems India
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.
Cadence Design Systems Asia Ltd.
Tensilica University Program
The University Program provides educational institutions with easy access to the leading Cadence® Tensilica® processor configuration and extension tools to help prepare students to succeed in today’s highly competitive world, which is experiencing innovation at a very rapid pace. Join the qualified universities who have already incorporated Tensilica tools into their classrooms and academic research projects.
Cadence's customizable Tensilica processors and DSPs are widely deployed in various market segments and are at the forefront of innovation. Some of the market segments include:
- Hyperscale computing
- IoT and edge sensory devices
- Consumer electronics
Tensilica processors and DSPs support applications such as:
- Vision and imaging
- Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML)
- Audio, voice and speech
- Radar/lidar and communications
University members are encouraged to join the Tensilica Users Group on LinkedIn. Log in to LinkedIn and search for Tensilica Processor IP under Groups.
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