Cadence® University Program Member

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson) is a Cadence University Program Member.

Whether for research, graduate or undergraduate instruction, the Cadence® products are used in various levels and degrees. Reference the specific courses/research pages where each area is explained in detail. Depending on the undergraduate course, graduate course or research project, the Cadence® products are used for:

  • Custom IC
  • Digital IC
  • Verification
  • SPB (PCB)


The following undergraduate courses use Cadence® products in their respective laboratory component:

  • COE 718 Hardware/Software Co-design of Embedded Systems
  • ELE 734 Low Power Digital Integrated Circuits
  • ELE 800 Electronic Design Project
  • ELE 714 VLSI Circuit Testing
  • ELE 724 CMOS Mised-Mode Circuits
  • COE 818 Advanced Computer Architecture
  • ELE 863 VLSI Circuits and Systems for Data Communications
  • ELE 804 Radio-frequency Circuits and Systems
  • COE 838 Systems-on-Chip Design


The following graduate courses use Cadence® products:

  • EE 8501 VLSI Circuits for Data Communications
  • EE 8205 Embedded Software Systems
  • EE 8208 Computer Aided Synthsis and Design of Digital Systems
  • EE 8502 CMOS Mixed-Mode Circuits
  • EE 8504 VLSI Design Automation and CAD Tools
  • EE 8505 Digital Systems Testing
  • EE 8123 Radio-frequency circuits and systems.


Cadence® products are used in the following research areas:

  • Adaptive Reconfigurable Group Architecture
  • Latency Hiding Algorithm for DRAM and SDRAM Page Misses
  • No-Instruction Computer
  • A Simple Virtual Architecture for Uniprocessor to Support Vector Operations
  • Reconfigurable Parallel Computer System with Adaption on Processing Tasks and Reconfigurable FPGA-based Processing Module with Adaption on Processing Tasks
  • High-Speed CMOS Integrated Circuits for Optical and Wireless Communications
  • Computer-aided Analysis of Mixed Analog-Digital Circuits
  • Algorithms and design methodologies to efficiently design digital CMOS IP blocks
  • Low-power, low-voltage, and high-performance CMOS circuit design
  • Deep-submicron CMOS cell library modeling for power consumption, timing noise immunity
  • Virtual library generation and performance driven transistor sizing
  • Hardware software codesign
  • Real time and embedded computer systems
  • High performance and distributed computing
  • Simulation of mixed analog, digital and RF circuits
  • VLSI design of high-speed, low-power circuits
  • Modeling of analog circuit components using high-level language
  • Digital circuits & systems
  • Testing & design for testability
  • Field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), FPGA Architectures
  • Computer-aided design (CAD) Tools, CAD Tools for FPGAs
  • Datapath-oriented FPGA Architectures, datapath-oriented CAD
  • Tools for FPGAs, FPGA-based digital circuit design, very large scale integrated circuits
  • CMOS transceivers for high-speed wireline data communications.
  • VLSI circuits for radio-frequency indentification systems
  • RF-powered microsystems for emerging applications
  • CMOS imaging systems


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