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» Cadence Design Systems Software Used at Chapman University

Cadence is a premier developer of integrated circuit CAD (computer aided design) tools. The company was established in 1988 and currently has over 5,000 employees. The world headquarters is located in San Jose, CA.

Some of the Cadence software tools that student typically come into contact with include Custom IC (Design Environment, Design Entry, Circuit Simulation, Physical Verification, Pcell Generator), Digital IC.

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Courses and Research Using Cadence Tools

Currently the Cadence tools are used in the following courses:

  • CPSC330 -- Digital Logic Design I
  • CPSC366 -- Digital Logic Design II
  • CPSC 465 -- Integrated Circuit Design I
  • CPSC 466 -- Integrated Circuit Design II
  • CPSC 351 -- Computer Architecture I

Currently the Cadence tools are used in the following research projects:

  • Low energy, low power clocking circuits design, clock gating, low leakage circuits
  • Ultra low energy, low power circuits
  • Radiation hardening circuit

Cadence is a registered trademark of Cadence Design Systems, Inc

Date last updated: June 25, 2016