Cadence® system design and verification solutions, integrated under our System Development Suite, provide the simulation, acceleration, emulation, and management capabilities.
System Development 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.
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.
Get the most out of your investment in Cadence technologies through a wide range of training offerings.
This course combines our Allegro PCB Editor Basic Techniques, followed by Allegro PCB Editor Intermediate Techniques.
Virtuoso Analog Design Environment Verifier 16.7
Learn learn to perform requirements-driven analog verification using the Virtuoso ADE Verifier tool.
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 technlogy. 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
This may be slightly outside the scope of logic design, but since reducing power consumption is something that we are all concerned with, I thought this was interesting. Check out the power consumption of various electronic products, in-use, “off”, and idle:
Very interesting piece, Jack. It is amazing how much less power the Wii consumes. Its base price is less than the others and that evidently gets compounded year over year as the others gobble up more power! Now, if only I could find a Wii available for the sticker price of $249. :) On the subject of energy meters, I heard an interesting story on NPR a few years back referring to energy orbs: www.inhabitat.com/.../the-energy-orb-monitor-your-electricity-bill Similar conceptually to the meter Rich pointed out, but I seem to recall there being optionally some sort of "social" aspect to the orbs whereby friends and neighbors could be informed of your power consumption if you placed the orb in the window, or if your E-mails, blogs, and online status reflected how well you were doing on conserving energy. Awareness is the first step, but on top of that shame can be an incredible motivator!
This is an area that is getting increased interest. One nifty little device is the Kill-A-Watt (www.p3international.com/.../P4400-CE.html). I keep meaning to get one - I'm sure it would complain like mad about my PS3.
When searching for the above, I came across a story from the UK. They're planning on giving everyone free real-time energy meters. The thought process is exactly as described above - if people know how much energy is being consumed, they'll do something about it.
There's an opportunity lurking here to provide near real-time power information from household appliances. Maybe it is built in to the power unit, maybe it is a plug in device. Either way, it could communicate to your home PC, giving you higher control over where you spend your household energy. Is there a standard for this? Should there be?