Cadence Research Partnership

Cadence® University Program Member

Cadence tools are being employed in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for instruction and research. Courses such as ECE 482ECE 483 and ECE 425 employ Cadence tools for teaching integrated circuit design. Research in the areas of radio-frequency integrated circuit design, large-scale VLSI design, low-power and high-performance nanometer digital integrated circuits all employ Cadence tools. The following links highlight some of these projects:


SONIC is a multi-university research center focusing on the design of robust, energy efficient, and intelligent computing platforms using emerging nanoscale devices, which are inspired by the information processing principles found in communication and biological systems.

Holonyak Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory

The Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory is a multidisciplinary research facility in the College of Engineering that houses advanced equipment to support research in photonics, microelectronics, nanotechnology, and biotechnology.

VLSI Testing

IGATE is a test generation and diagnosis system based on Genetic Algorithms (GAs) being developed at the University of Illinois' Center for Reliable and High Performance Computing. This project involves research and development in the areas of automatic test generation and fault diagnosis for the large chips envisioned by the high performance computing and communications industry.


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