Cadence® system design and verification solutions, integrated under our System Development 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.
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 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.
I wanted to check if my understanding on the usage of unique and priority keywords is correct or not.Unique i understand is a keyword used to tell the synthesis tool to infer a simple mux.The statements would be evaluated in parallel and which ever becomes true ,is executed.The advantage of using 'unique' keyword is that it gives warning messages when the conditions are not mutually exclusive,and hence would be best suited for applications such as processing a read and write request to memory ,read and write requests must not overlap,incase they do ,it should be reported as an error.
Priority keyword is to inform the synthesis tool ,to infer a priority mux.This may be used to implement a priority arbitration mechanism.
Conditions are evaluated in priority.
Examples of the usage of these keywords used in TB which you have worked on will be appreciated.
'priority' is a misleading name. Even without 'priority', the conditions will be evaluated in order and the first one to be found true will be taken. 'priority' is just a contrast to 'unique', where the logic can be synthesized without priority logic.
What 'priority' does give you is a check that at least one of the specified conditions (including 'default') is true. If none of them is true, then the simulator issues a violation message. In synthesis, this is like a full_case directive.
'unique' also does this check in addition to the mutual exclusivity check. Thus, 'unique' is like specifying both full_case and parallel_case.
To make it simple default is priority (the first true branching element is executed)
You specify unique when you do not want to have contention between two or more branching case items.
Thanks Shalom and Vinay,
I am now pretty certain that priority keyword infers a priority mux (which happens even without the 'priority' keyword)
and it the advantage of using priority is that it issues a run-time warning if all the cases are not covered