Cadence® system design and verification solutions, integrated under our Verification Suite, provide the simulation, acceleration, emulation, and management capabilities.
Verification Suite Related Products A-Z
Cadence® digital design and signoff solutions provide a fast path to design closure and better predictability, helping you meet your power, performance, and area (PPA) targets.
Full-Flow Digital Solution Related Products A-Z
Cadence® custom, analog, and RF design solutions can help you save time by automating many routine tasks, from block-level and mixed-signal simulation to routing and library characterization.
Overview Related Products A-Z
Driving efficiency and accuracy in advanced packaging, system planning, and multi-fabric interoperability, Cadence® package implementation products deliver the automation and accuracy.
Cadence® PCB design solutions enable shorter, more predictable design cycles with greater integration of component design and system-level simulation for a constraint-driven flow.
An open IP platform for you to customize your app-driven SoC design.
Comprehensive solutions and methodologies.
Helping you meet your broader business goals.
A global customer support infrastructure with around-the-clock help.
More Support Log In
24/7 Support - Cadence Online Support
Locate the latest software updates, service request, technical documentation, solutions and more in your personalized environment.
Cadence offers various software services for download. This page describes our offerings, including the Allegro FREE Physical Viewer.
The Cadence Academic Network helps build strong relationships between academia and industry, and promotes the proliferation of leading-edge technologies and methodologies at universities renowned for their engineering and design excellence.
Participate in CDNLive
A huge knowledge exchange platform for academia to network with industry. We are looking for academic speakers to talk about their research to the industry attendees at the Academic Track at CDNLive EMEA and Silicon Valley.
Come & Meet Us @ Events
A huge knowledge exchange platform for academia. We are looking for academic speakers to talk about their research to industry attendees.
Americas University Software Program
Join the 250+ qualified Americas member universities who have already incorporated Cadence EDA software into their classrooms and academic research projects.
EMEA University Software Program
In EMEA, Cadence works with EUROPRACTICE to ensure cost-effective availability of our extensive electronic design automation (EDA) tools for non-commercial activities.
Apply Now For Jobs
If you are a recent college graduate or a student looking for internship. Visit our exclusive job search page for interns and recent college graduate jobs.
Cadence is a Great Place to do great work
Learn more about our internship program and visit our careers page to do meaningful work and make a great impact.
Get the most out of your investment in Cadence technologies through a wide range of training offerings.
Overview All Courses Asia Pacific EMEANorth America
Instructor-led training [ILT] are live classes that are offered in our state-of-the-art classrooms at our worldwide training centers, at your site, or as a Virtual classroom.
Online Training is delivered over the web to let you proceed at your own pace, anytime and anywhere.
Exchange ideas, news, technical information, and best practices.
The community is open to everyone, and to provide the most value, we require participants to follow our Community Guidelines that facilitate a quality exchange of ideas and information.
It's not all about the technology. Here we exchange ideas on the Cadence Academic Network and other subjects of general interest.
Cadence is a leading provider of system design tools, software, IP, and services.
Get email delivery of the Cadence blog featured here
Automotive electronics in general and
autonomous vehicles in particular represent enormous potential for the EDA
market, but not in the ways you might be thinking. That was the consensus of a
panel of experts who spoke at Cadence on July 16.
Venture capitalist Jim Hogan, Frank
Schirrmeister, group director,
Cadence product marketing, and Ken
Potts, Cadence group director for strategic planning, spent a fast-paced hour walking through the rationale for the growth of autonomous vehicles in the coming years—as well as the challenges and opportunities.
But they cautioned that for EDA companies in
general and Cadence specifically to exploit the growth in design, we must think differently
about the opportunity.
is going to be great for us but we've got to think beyond ICs," Potts
Drivers for New Driving
benefits will smarter and autonomous vehicles bring?
sounds like a scenic drive down profitability lane in the coming years, but, as
with most things, it's not that easy.
a huge increase in development challenges, especially in software," Hogan,
founding partner with Vista Ventures and a Cadence co-founder, said. This
requires multiple integration across systems and partners and "that's
going to be tough," he added.
the cause is the fact that electronics represents the majority of a car's BOM
cost today—and has since it overtook the cost of metal 20 years ago, Hogan
In addition, there's an established but
expanding ecosystem for development. Consider all the research labs from
Detroit automakers that have sprung up in Silicon Valley in recent years, he
Also helping the cause is the explosion of software
complexity. Lines of code are forecast to increase around 10 percent by 2020
for both smart phones and automobiles, yet the code gap is widening between the
two. Forecasts suggest the average car will have 35 million lines of code in
six years compared with about 25 million for smart phones. That gap will be
roughly double what it was in 2010, according to automotive-industry figures
"There's a huge
productivity issue: They can't create enough lines of code. So we have to
figure out automated ways to do that. So we, meaning EDA, understand that sort
of thing. We built compilers for a long time. We'll see the sort of EDA tricks
we used on semiconductors to build code."
One of the
key opportunities for EDA vendors will revolve around safety and security
within automotive electronics systems and specifically autonomous vehicles.
"The first time something visible happens that's
tied back to that system, all hell is going to break lose," Potts said.
"For me, it's the applications which really
give enough value to the customer that they're willing to deal with the
security aspects. And to the degree the safety and security aspects are solved,
they will drive this first."
referenced this month's recall in Japan, involving 175,000 vehicles said
to be affected by a software glitch in the engine control unit causing
unintended acceleration. These types of issues will be
solved from the systems level and represent an enormous opportunity for
verification, he added.
agree there need to be (regulations) but 170,000 cars multiplied by whatever
cost, that's a budget that will drive these safety aspects," he said.
Hogan added, "To the extent automotive guys do this on their own, they're
the opportunity, potential, and challenges are plain, but approaching the
market requires a new way of thinking, panelists agreed. The automotive end
market is estimated at $2 trillion, of which semiconductor sales represent $26 billion, with single-digit growth ahead of
it, Potts said. EDA's share is even smaller of course: Automakers spend $300
million on all EDA tools to get those products to market, Potts said, adding
they spend another $1.7 billion on design-productivity tools.
interesting not because they spend $26 billion on semiconductors. They—over the space of the
last 10 years—have gone from a technology laggard to a technology leader."
the real opportunity for EDA is embracing a bigger piece of the pie—solving a
bigger problem within the automotive electronics market.
about verifying ICs anymore; it's about verifying these systems," Potts said.
"Who is the only industry that even has a clue to go about doing that? It's
integration—all these things EDA does. This is ripe for us to exploit."
- Ethernet in Cars—The Next Big Thing for Ethernet
- Google Driverless Car's Sensor, Vision, and Computing Future