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Electronic Design Automation Lab

Digital Design Lab

Cadence Academic Network





Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”

Cadence University Program Member



About the Cadence Academic Network

The Cadence Academic Network was launched in 2007 by Cadence EMEA. The aim was to promote the proliferation of leading-edge technologies and methodologies at universities renowned for their engineering and design excellence. A knowledge network among selected universities, research institutes, industry advisors and Cadence was established to facilitate the sharing of technology expertise in the areas of verification, design and implementation of microelectronic systems. The Cadence Academic Network, therefore, significantly support and improve the university activities.

The Academic Network became an integral part of CDNLive! where universities and industry members are offered a knowledge exchange platform in order to demonstrate scientific achievements, present ideas and establish further collaborations.

The Cadence Academic Network manages a page for discussion and opportunities on LinkedIn, and information can also be found on the Cadence Academic Network webpage. On LinkedIn, the groups are moderated by the lead institution of the Academic Network ensuring a constant flow of reviewed information relevant to academia.



Teaching at Electronic design automation lab

Embedded systems: The course introduces the modern technologies for the production of integrated circuits, the process of technology development and integrated circuit design. The course uses Custom IC Cadence technologies - Spectre, Virtuoso, PVS.

Lecturer: Dr Dobromir Gaydazhiev

Computer Design of Electronic Circuits: The aim of this course is to introduce the principles of the electronic design systems in printed circuit boards (PCB). The course introduces the basics of the numerical modeling of electronic circuits and the different types of analysis as well as different aspects of the development and production of PCBs. The practice is based on Cadence SPB (PCB) design and analysis tools Allegro and OrCAD.

Lecturer: Assoc. Prof. Dr Stanimir Kolev


Teaching at Digital design lab

Hardware design: The course introduces the students to the whole flow of designing an Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) with main focus on the Physical Design process. It covers the details of the physical design process both in theory and exercises. The course lab exercises are using state of the art Cadence tools.

Lecturers: Assoc. Prof. Dr Gichka Tsutsumanova, Denitsa Georgieva


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Contact Information:

Assoc. Prof. Dr Stanimir Kolev

Assoc. Prof. Dr Gichka Tsutsumanova


Last updated: March 2023