Brigham Young University is a Cadence University Program Member.

What is the role of Cadence software in ECEn computing?

Cadence design tools play an important role in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Brigham Young University.

Undergraduate Courses

ECEn 212 -- Circuit Analysis

Students use Cadence PSpice in the lab portion of the class to aid the design and simulation of the components of a basic stereo amplifier system.

ECEn 445 -- Introduction to Mixed Signal VLSI

Students use Cadence tools to design and simulate AD/DA converters and other mixed signal applications

ECEn 451 -- Introduction to Digital VLSI Circuits

Layout, synthesis, timing, P&R, and validation.

Research Groups

Analog and Mixed Signal Circuits Group

http://vlsi.groups.et.byu.net/

The Analog and Mixed-Signal Circuits Lab at BYU centers its research on a wide range of IC design issues. Some of the current projects include high speed data converters, gigabit digital transceivers and low-power flash ADC architectures.

BARDD group: simulation.

General Notes about Cadence tools in the ECEn Dept.

These classes and research groups are only a sample of how the BYU ECEn department uses Cadence tools.

Senior Projects

http://ece.byu.edu/academic/seniorprojects

--a capstone design project for electrical and computer engineering undergraduate students--may also use Cadence tools for their design and simulation work. There are other undergraduate and graduate courses that use Cadence software.

http://ece.byu.edu/academic/theClasses

Many of these class and research web pages provide information and tutorials about how to effectively use Cadence software.

Updated: June 08, 2014 by Department CSR's. Contact Us

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