Three additional universities are to take on active roles in Cadence Design Systems GmbH academic network in Europe.
The latest additions to the Cadence Academic Network are the CETTI/TU Bucharest, which will focus on PCB design; the KTH Stockholm, which will concentrate on wireless radio design; and the TU Braunschweig, with the focus on digital low power design methodology.
Each university focuses on a specific design domain so that the entire design cycle is covered among network participants.
Existing participants are the TU Ilmenau/IMMS (radio frequency), the University of Freiburg (analog/mixed signal), the University of Bristol (advanced verification methodology), and the University of Heidelberg (advanced SoC verification).
Cadence provides design methodologies and a forum for networking where universities share their knowledge and best practices with other academic and research institutions. Trained on the most advanced design automation software available today (distributed by the Europractice program), students graduate with an in-depth knowledge of how to address today's pressing design issues.
“The academic network from Cadence is unique in its approach,” said Prof. Dr. Ralf Sommer of TU Ilmenau. “Using leading-edge methodologies, our students are now well-equipped to research new solutions that tackle the most advanced design demands presented by the industry. For example, managers from a leading German foundry recently hired trainees from our university and were enthusiastic about the practical skills they had acquired during their academic training.”