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Cadence Analog/Mixed-Signal Design Methodology and FinFET Layout Training Using GLOBALFOUNDRIES GF12LP PDK, November 2021

Building on the success of the Advanced CMOS workshop series in 2019-20, AMS training in March 2020, and the first delivery of this training in May/August 2021 CMC provides this training in partnership with Cadence Design Systems and GLOBALFOUNDRIES®. This is an advanced course that trains students in the Analog-Mixed Signal Design Methodology using Cadence tools …

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Passive Silicon Photonics Fabrication Course 2021

In response to COVID-19 Pandemic, CMC and its SiEPIC partner professors are offering this legendary Silicon Photonics Fabrication Course online. This course trains students in the design, fabrication, and test of photonic integrated circuits (PICs) targeting the AMF Si Photonics technology, available through CMC Microsystems. It can be a stand-alone learning opportunity or combined with your research …

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CENGN Docker and Kubernetes Basics

Containerized application architectures are a new global norm in cloud-based applications. CENGN and CMC Microsystems have joined together to deliver a special training offer to CMC Microsystems Faculty Subscribers. CENGN’s Docker + Kubernetes course introduces containerization in an engaging self-paced online format, with multiple hands-on labs. Practical examples and open-source tools make this is an …

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Applied Nanotools (ANT) NanoSOI Fabrication Process

Silicon-on-insulator, 220-nm top Si film, 2000-nm buried oxide (BOX) 100 keV electron-beam lithography system enabling features down to 60 nm One full etch of the top silicon for standard MPW run, partial silicon itching will be available in near future Tri-layer TiW/Al metallization and TiW alloy heater are available Metal oxide window, deep trench for …

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FABrIC

Fabrication of Integrated Components for the Internet’s Edge Lowering Barriers for Industrial R&D by Start-Ups & Established Technology Companies in Canada CMC’s proposal, Fabrication of Integrated Components for the Internet’s Edge – FABrIC, will build a first-of-its-kind national network to create critically needed semiconductor manufacturing capability in Canada. As the global pandemic has made clear, Canada would benefit …

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COMSOL Multiphysics Intensive Online Training Course, August 2021

This course is the recommended starting point for learning how to use the COMSOL Multiphysics software. During this training course, you will develop a strong foundation for your future Multiphysics modelling work. It will be started at an introductory level, leading students through the essential steps needed in all analyses (geometry creation, interactive meshing techniques, model setup, postprocessing, etc.) Then, it will move into more advanced topics, such …

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Help with Accessibility

Making Public Information Accessible In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), CMC Microsystems will make publicly available information accessible upon request. For more details. please see our Accessibility Plan. Make an Accessibility Request Email accessible@cmc.ca to request information in an accessible format, including details of the accessibility accommodation you require. A …

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Quick Start Guide: Installing Cadence SIGRITY/SYSANLS via CADpass Client

This quick start guide provides instructions for installing Cadence Systems Analysis Sigrity software, or SIGRITY/SYSANLS, on Microsoft Windows using CMC CADpass to access shared licenses on the CMC License Management System (LMS). The procedure has been tested on a Windows 10, 64-bit system. Prerequisites for Installing Cadence SIGRITY/SYSANLS with CMC License Manager System (LMS) Before …

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QSciTech-QuantumBC Virtual Workshop: Superconducting Circuits and Qubits, Summer 2021

Quantum computing has the potential to solve problems beyond the capabilities of conventional supercomputers. It could revolutionize the advancement of several fields, including biochemistry, finance, logistics, and artificial intelligence. However, building quantum hardware is a great challenge, involving both concepts and technology that have little in common with those in conventional silicon chips. It involves …

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Quick Start Guide: Installing Cadence Applied Wave Research via CADpass Client

This quick start guide provides instructions for installing Cadence Applied Wave Research (AWR) software on Microsoft Windows using CMC CADpass to access shared licenses on the CMC License Management System (LMS). The procedure has been tested on a Windows 10, 64-bit system. Prerequisites for Installing Cadence AWR with CMC License Manager System (LMS) Before you …

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Quick Start Guide: Installing Ansys Electronics Desktop 2021 for Research via CADpass Client

This quick start guide is provided to help subscribers install and run Ansys Electronics Desktop (EDT) CAD modules in the Campus Solutions bundle. These instructions have been tested on Windows 10, 64-bit operating system using CMC Microsystems’ CADpass to access shared licenses on the CMC License Management System (LMS). Prerequisites for Installing Ansys with CMC …

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Quick Start Guide: Installing Ansys Mechanical/Fluids 2021 for Research via CADpass Client

This quick start guide is provided to help subscribers install and run Ansys Mechanical and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) modules. These instructions are for a Windows 10, 64-bit operating system using CMC Microsystems’ CADpass to access shared licenses on the CMC License Management System (LMS). Prerequisites for Installing Ansys with CMC License Management System (LMS) …

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Guide to Ansys Mechanical (MAPDL) Simulation in the CAD Compute Cluster

Running Ansys Mechanical APDL 2020 R2 using an LSF Job Scheduler (command line; without GUI) More information about our Load Sharing Facility (LSF) job scheduler is given here.   Our CAD Compute Cluster consists of four login nodes named uwlogin*; eight simulation nodes named uwmhpc*; and two management nodes named uwlsfm*. A way to display these names is to use the LSF …

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Cadence Analog/Mixed-Signal Design Methodology and FinFET Layout Training Using GLOBALFOUNDRIES GF12LP PDK

Building on the success of the Advanced CMOS workshop series in 2019-20 and AMS training in March 2020, CMC provides this training in partnership with Cadence Design Systems and GLOBALFOUNDRIES®. This is an advanced course that trains students in the Analog-Mixed Signal Design Methodology using Cadence tools targeting the GF12LP FinFET PDK. Course participants will have …

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Active Silicon Photonics Fabrication Course 2021

In response to COVID-19 Pandemic, CMC and our partner professors from UBC and Laval are offering this legendary Silicon photonics course online. This course trains students in the design, fabrication, and test of photonic integrated circuits (PICs) targeting the AMF Si Photonics technology, available through CMC Microsystems, and the NanoSOI Si Photonics technology, available directly through …

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Ansys CFD High-Performance Computing Seminar

Ansys Computational Fluid Dynamics tools (Fluent, CFX, Icepak) are highly flexible and scalable codes from the Ansys Multiphysics suite covering a wide range of applications. This seminar will cover the knowledge and skills necessary to efficiently solve complex CFD problems, both locally and using cluster resources. Topic Overview Introduction to CFD HPC, solvers, and licenses …

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SEMulator3D Training

This two-day online course uses lectures and hands-on exercises for training on SEMulator3D®. SEMulator3D is a semiconductor and MEMS process modelling software that offers wide-ranging technology development capabilities. It takes input from design data and then follows an integrated process flow description to create the virtual equivalent of the complex 3D structures created in the fab. This training …

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Ansys Mechanical High-Performance Computing Seminar

ANSYS Mechanical is a premium FEA analysis tool, part of the ANSYS multiphysics analysis suite. This workshop will cover the knowledge and skills necessary to efficiently solve complex FEA problems, both locally and using cluster resources.  Topic Overview Introduction to Mechanical HPC, solvers, and licenses Computer platform recommendations (CPU models & features, RAM quantity, memory …

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Tektronix DPO77002SX 70-GHz Real-Time Oscilloscope

The Tektronix DPO77002SX is a single-channel 70 GHz, 200 GS/s oscilloscope for applications such as RF analysis or pulsed laser studies. Using Tek’s ATI (Asynchronous Time Interleaving) architecture, the scope achieves 70 GHz single-channel bandwidth at 200 GS/s (5 ps/Sample). The scope can be configured for two channels at 33 GHz.

Keysight N5247B PNA-X Vector Network Analyzer, 10 MHz to 90 GHz Solution, 2 Ports

The Keysight N5247B PNA-X Vector Network Analyzer available from the CMC Equipment Rental Program is a multi-function test system that allows you to perform a wide range of automated measurements on linear and non-linear RF devices such as amplifiers, mixers, and frequency converters. The VNA provides 10MHz to 67GHz measurements on its own, and it now comes with a test controller and test heads to provide E-band testing from 60 to 90GHz using coaxial and waveguide methods.

User Guides

User Guides To quickly get started on installing and using our products and services, browse our collection of user guides and quick start guides. CAD CAD Tools MEMS  Microelectronics Photonics FAB MEMS Microelectronics Photonics Packaging LAB Rental Equipment Embedded Systems: FPGA-based Platforms Microsystems Integration Platforms Multiprocessor Platforms Sensor Platforms Other Platforms Standards Documents Design your …

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Compound Semiconductor Epitaxy

CMC supports prototyping services to grow a variety of structures on InP, GaAs and Ge substrates through industrial standard foundries, for research and applications in optoelectronics and photonics. Subsidized rates are available for CMC subscribers. Methods of Epitaxy Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) on GaAs and Ge substrates Gas-Source MBE on InP substrate Metal-Organic Chemical Vapor …

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Training and Travel FAQ

What are the trainer requirements? View trainer requirements. What are the travel procedures? View travel procedures. Do I qualify for a travel subsidy and how should I apply? Train the Trainers will be qualified provided the attendee: Agrees to be identified and act as the designated trainer for their research group. See the Trainer Requirements. …

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Application Notes

CMC is collaborating with researchers at Canadian universities to build a library of microsystems application notes. These documents are intended to help extend microsystems research in Canada by describing new techniques, processes, and design tools relating to microsystems, and to help stimulate new ideas that accelerate research and development activities. Microelectronics CAD FAB Fabrication Related …

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Coventor Semulator3D Modelling Software

SEMulator3D® is a platform for modelling integrated process flows used in semiconductor and MEMS fabrication, allowing users to construct a virtual equivalent of the complex 3D structures created in a fab. It includes a variety of process steps and visualization capabilities as well as additional modules for automation, statistical analysis, calculations of electrical characteristics, and …

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Accessing CMC Products and Services

Requirements Getting Account Getting Subscription Licensing Products and Services Student gets an account Purchase a subscription Licensing Overview Development Systems Faculty gets an account Faculty or institution purchases a subscription Accessing AMS 0.35 µm Design Kits   Faculty creates research team   Accessing Teledyne DALSA Design Kits

Quick Start Guide: Installing Coventor SEMulator3D® via CADpass Client

The following information will help you download, install, set up, and use SEMulator3D® with the CMC License Management System. Prerequisites for Installing SEMulator3D® with CMC License Management System (LMS) Before you begin this installation, you must: Register with CMC at https://account.cmc.ca/MyAccount/MyAccount.aspx Faculty supervisors can subscribe through the CMC subscription page at https://www.cmc.ca/subscriptions/ Have administrator rights for …

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CMC Cloud Cadence iLS Series: Virtuoso® Layout Design Basics (VLDB) vIC 6.1.7 (Course ID: 84460EC)

Table of Contents This document is a companion document for the Cadence iLS training course Virtuoso® Layout Design Basics (VLDB) vIC 6.1.7. It is meant to be reviewed, along with the training course materials from Cadence, for how to complete the lab materials using the NDN Cloud. For information on getting access to Cadence iLS …

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How to Modify your Settings for ANSYS Electromagnetics Suite 15.0 or 17.0 or 18.0

Close HFSS and CADPass. Go to the Start Menu, and select Control Panel |Programs and Features. Click ANSYS Electromagnetics Suite 15.0. Select Change. Select Modify. Click Next. Keep the default selections. Select “I want to specify a license server“. Note: It is important that the server configuration be set as below. If Appgate IP Tunneling …

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COMSOL LSF Procedure

Instructions Video This video provides instructions on how to run COSMOL jobs on the cluster:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjFuDegLOC0&feature=youtu.be Loading COMSOL File Test COMSOL file: Cylinder.mph. Upload your *.mph to your working directory. Create a shell file to enter LSF bsub and the COMSOL batch commands. See appendix for example. Upload shell file to the same working directory …

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CMC Kit Matrix

kits/amsp35_ v4.00_ic61 lnx – Linux lnx64 – Linux 64-bit – RHEL 5.5 sol – Solaris Note: /CMC/scripts/ is assumed to be in your path (if not, prepend /CMC/scripts/ to the start_cds_ commands). A GUI to start Cadence IC for the kits: /CMC/scripts/startCds Each kit must be started in its own directory. Running multiple kits from …

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