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Do you remember my article on the certified lab at the University of Sofia one year ago? The story has continued – this year, another certified lab has opened at the same university, making the University of Sofia the first university worldwide to have two Cadence-certified labs!
But why does one university need two labs? Well, the second lab has a different focus. This lab is focusing on teaching students about digital implementation using Cadence tools, i.e., Genus, Innovus, Tempus, Voltus, Pegasus, and more. Gaining an understanding of a complete RTL to GDS II design flow is not a simple task. The flow includes several steps and tools, so the students should be familiar with all of them, in order to manage the whole route from Verilog to tapeout.
Because of the growing need for digital designers, students who have successfully completed the course are valuable assets to the EDA workforce. The University of Sofia is making an impact in its local area by providing top-trained talent to local, big, small, and international electronics companies.
To help with educating these students, Cadence has provided the Digital Implementation Education Kit to the lecturer, who was previously certified by Cadence in the field of Digital Implementation. The feedback was very positive and the material from the Education Kit is now actively used for providing theoretical background and practical labs.
If you can read Bulgarian, here is the official press release from the University of Sofia on the opening of the lab, and you can watch the video replay of the seminar at the opening ceremony:
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