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
Being a Brit, Cricket is never very far from my thoughts especially when travelling to India, the biggest cricket mad nation in the world. There is a saying in cricket that you should always think of doing what the opposition would least like, a statement that applies in business too. I was on my way to present a session on Verifying Embedded SW Power Management” at the Embedded System Conference in Bangalore.
With the recent activity by Intel firstly joining forces with TSMC to deliver licensed Atom IP and also acquiring WindRiver, I was interested to see if there was further evidence of Intels mooted ambition to go head to head with ARM on deeply embedded systems at the conference. The Atom was well represented on the Microsoft Stand with local firm iWave displaying for the first time in public a fully integrated battery powered in-car Windows system running on Atom at 1.1/1.6GHz. Whilst this is an exciting step forward in terms of the physical profile of Atom systems the power consumption still pitches it someway above the top-end ARM Cortex A9.
I then headed into the Intel presentation itself and while mention was made of Atom there was a definite emphasis on the higher-end processors and especially the Virtualization technologies being incorporated to the server line. So is the predicted war between Intel and ARM a journalists wish to whip up a media storm or are the battlelines being drawn behind closed doors as Intel prepares an orchestrated attack?
As an outsider it would appear there are at least two barriers for Intel, the first is power consumption, no doubt technology shrinks will progressively improve this, however the Atom is unlikely to challenge for very low power designs. Secondly, there is a lack of a lower-end family to bootstrap embedded customers. Whilst ARM is winning customers on it’s Application Processor offerings, most SoCs have multiple processors of varying degrees of complexity; this is ARMs stronghold. Most deeply embedded products are evolutions of previous designs and integrations of sub-systems. For most customers their previous product offerings used a lower end ARM7 or ARM9 processor they can easily migrate or even incorporate an entire system as a sub-system inside a much bigger SoC.
I was pondering Intel’s lack of low power, lower-end licenseable processor IP last week when I returned from India only to hear the news that ARC is in discussions with a takeover candidate.
Could this be Intel bowling ARM a googly (curve-ball for all those who’d rather a baseball metaphor) ?
This TeamESL blog was provided by Nick Heaton, a Senior Solution Architect within the Cadence Front-End R&D organization, with specific responsibility for the Incisive Verification Kit. Nick is an industry veteran based in the UK with more than 25 years of SoC design and verification experience.
While ARM Holding is going up and Intel Corporation is moving down, I therefore have no dought who will end up being a clear winner in the race to become no.1 micro chip producer in the years to come.
ARM with it ARM7 and ARM9 processor can easily take on Intel Atom for many reasons, firstly ARM7 and ARM9 consume less power and have longer standby times the Intel Atom processor. Secondly the ARM7 and ARM9 is much smaller in size then the Intel Atom, this will reduce cost for hardware vendors.
It should be noted that Apple's shift to Intel was due to low power (and less heat) for laptop designs, which the PowerPC (nor, likely, Cell) was able to achieve at higher speeds. That would indicate to me that Intel had an edge in its semiconductor technology over IBM and/or Freescale in that face-off (sorry, a hockey term ... ice hockey, to be specific!), architecture aside. It will be interesting to see if process becomes a factor in Intel versus ARM battles for mobile platforms!