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About the Cadence Academic Network

Launched in 2007 by Cadence Europe the aim of the Cadence Academic Network is to promote the proliferation of leading-edge technologies and methodologies at universities renowned for their engineering and design excellence. A knowledge network among selected European 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 microelectronic systems.

The DERFAIC group has joined the Cadence Academic Network in May 2010 and quickly become an active member of the network in the areas of Analog Mixed-Signal Design and Wireless Radio Design. Thanks to support from Cadence we are now able to provide state-of-art IC design tools and design methodologies to the researches and students involved in our activities. Also, we have access to a wealth of information and support from the many universities members of the Cadence Academic Network.

Main results of our co-operation with Cadence so far

  • Introduction of Cadence IC design tools in the curricula: Postgraduate (Master Degree) course “Integrated Circuits for Wired and Wireless Communications”  
  • Systematic use of Cadence IC design tools in academic research activities: we support the use of Cadence IC design tools by the academic staff and postgrads involved in research work within our group, as well as the entire department, through:
  1. a network of dedicated servers running Cadence software, that allows registered users  easy access to Cadence IC design tools
  2. start-up tutorials for new users
  • Several postgraduate students from our group have attended courses and training sessions organized by Cadence 
  • Papers presented at every CDNLive EMEA Conference since 2011
2013 M. Neag, R. Onet, C. Dan, M. Bodea, G. Dima, L. Goras, N. Cojan, N. Patache, A. Cracan,  “ARPIC – An Academic Platform for IC Development
2012 I. Kovács, M. Neag, P. Farago, “Circuit optimization loop by using OrCad and Matlab”
R. Onet, M. Neag, I. Kovács, A. Rusu, S. Rodriguez, “Cooperation Between Two Members of the Cadence Academic Network – A Case Study”
2011 M. Neag, I. Kovacs, R. Oneţ, Marina Ţopa – “Systematic Design of OpAmps by  Using Cadence ADE GXL” - Winner of the Best Paper Award for the Academic Track

Person responsible for relation with Cadence Academic Network

Assoc. Prof. Marius Neag

Mail: Technical University of Cluj-Napoca Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology
Basis of Electronics Department

26-28 G. Baritiu St, Rooms B2/362/357 Cluj-Napoca Romania

Tel: +40 264 401470

Fax: +40 264 591689


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