Introduction
The Cadence Academic Network was launched in 2007 by Cadence EMEA. The aim is to promote proliferation of leading-edge technologies and methodologies at universities renowned for their engineering and design excellence. A knowledge network among selected universities, research institutes, industry advisors and Cadence was established to facilitate the sharing of technology expertise in the areas of verification, design, and implementation of microelectronics systems. The Cadence Academic Network, therefore, significantly support and improve the universities activities.
The Academic Network became an integral part of CDNLive! where universities and industry members are offered a knowledge exchange platform in order to demonstrate scientific achievements, present ideas and establish further collaborations.
The Cadence Academic Network manages a page for discussion and opportunities on LinkedIn, and information can also be found on the Cadence Academic Network web page. On LinkedIn, the groups are moderated by the lead institutions of the Academic Network ensuring a constant flow of reviewed information relevant to academia.
Research
AGH-UST Department of Measurement and Electronics uses Cadence tools both for research and teaching activities. The Microelectronics Group in the Department focuses on the development of multichannel ASICs for the strip and pixel semiconductor detectors readout. Usually, a few new ASICs are designed each year. The projects also result in many publications in scientific journals.
Teaching
Following the development of competency in the field of ASIC design, a new microelectronics courses for students were introduced, including a new field of study Microelectronics in Industry and Medicine. Cadence tools are used during laboratory exercises of many courses related to:
– analog electronics (Analog Electronic Circuits 1, Analog Electronics Circuits 2),
– digital electronics (Digital Electronic Circuits 2),
– custom IC design (Basics of Analogue Integrated Circuit Design),
– digital IC design (Basics of VLSI Digital Design).
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