Cadence Support Site:

Cal Poly is a member of the Cadence University Program since October of 2010. The software has been operable since February 2012. Hardware was expanded to improve Cadence performance in October 2012. Due to the increase in the number of students that needed to use the Cadence tools for senior/Master's projects and class projects, additional imporovements were made Summer 2014 so as to allow for the support of 100 Cadence accounts.

We use Cadence Design Systems, Inc. products in EE431 (CAD of VLSI) as well as in senior projects, Masters projects, and faculty research. 

In our young program, we use and have used Cadence* products in research projects including:

  • Blood glucose sensing circuit 
  • Low power clock distribution 
  • UWB transceiver
  • ICs for clear circuits on contact lenses
  • Minimal area ADC research
  • SRAM compiler
  • Quiet mixed signal standard cell library development
  • ... among others ...

Responsible Faculty and Support:

The faculty member responsible for this web page, technology files and Cadence software support is Dr. Tina Smilkstein. Professors participating in evolving Cal Poly's IC design track include Dr. John Oliver and Dr. Vladimir Prodanov. Network technician Corey Ricketts maintains the hardware and is in charge of keeping the Cadence labs running smoothly.

*Cadence is a registered trademark of Cadence Design Systems, Inc., 2655 Seely Avenue, San Jose, CA, 95134.

(Page last modified: 8/31/2014)