Analog/Mixed Signal Design Methodology Training Course 2015

- A Train-the-Trainer Eligible Event

at University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

This 5-day hands-on training course, organized by CMC Microsystems, covers the design methodology and software used for the development, simulation and optimization of mixed signal designs.

The comprehensive course will go through the details of the latest Analog/Mixed Signal Design Methodology Kit, developed by Cadence.

In this training course, you will:

  • receive training materials you can share with your colleagues at your institution, and
  • learn how to explain what is available from CMC and in the NDN, and how it is accessed.

Who Should Attend

  • Anyone interested in designing analog/mixed signal integrated circuits using advanced CMOS technologies for their research.
  • Instructors interested in enhancing their teaching materials and courses for microelectronic IC design and/or advanced CMOS technologies.

What Will You Get

  • The opportunity to learn from and interact with Cadence and CMC engineers.
  • First access to the new Analog/Mixed Signal Design Methodology Kit developed by Cadence specifically for CMC, with updated reference designs and materials (The methodology kit will be made available after the courses).
  • Learn how to design and optimize analog/mixed signal devices, with covered topics such as:
    • Analog Block Development
    • Digital Block Development
    • Mixed Signal Integration of analog and digital blocks
    • Top-level functional verification
    • Top-level floor planning, physical implementation and chip assembly
    • Physical sign-off
    • Block packaging for IP delivery


The courses will occur on the following dates:

Date Time Location
May 4 to 8, 2015
9:00 am to 5:00 pm Polytechnique Montreal
Montreal, QC
Jun. 22 to 26 2015
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

Pricing and Registration

Attendee Group Price Registration
Trainer: See the Trainer Requirements. $50.00

Academic Registrant with a Designer or Prototyping Subscription $350.00
Non-subscriber Registrant $2,500.00

* This class is full. Contact Sarah J. Neville at if you wish to be added to the waiting list.

Travel Subsidy

CMC will provide subsidized travel and accommodations for Trainer Registrants in accordance with the Queen’s University Travel Policy, provided the attendee:

  • Agrees to be identified and act as the designated trainer for their research group. See the Trainer Requirements.
  • Has a Designer or Prototyping Subscription.
  • Is a faculty, student, or research staff from a Canadian Academic Institution.
  • Limit 1 per research group

Limited subsidization for travel and accommodations is available for Academic Registrants in accordance with CMC’s travel and accommodation guidelines. For more information, see Travel Subsidy: Frequently Asked Questions


  1. If you plan to apply for travel subsidy, please read all policies/guidelines/FAQs listed above to ensure that you are qualified for the subsidy and follow the procedures and requirements.
  2. Original detailed itemized receipts are a mandatory requirement for all travel related expenses, including meals.


If you have any comments or questions regarding the course content or registration, please contact Hisham Elmasry at


For the course in Montreal

Hotel Hôtel Terrasse Royale
Address 5225 Côte des neiges
Montréal, Quebec, Canada
  • $119.00 + taxes per day
  • $765.00 + taxes per week (7 nights)
Booking method
*Cancellation policy is 48 hours prior to arrival date without fee.

For the course in Vancouver

  Hotel 1 Hotel 2
Hotel Marine Drive Residence
West Coast Suites
Address 2205 Lower Mall
Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z4
5961 Student Union Boulevard
Vancouver, BC V6T 2C9
Rate Approx. $130.00 + taxes per day
Booking method Booking is done through UBC Conferences:


Course cancellations must be received in writing at least one (1) week before the beginning date of the course in question to receive a full refund of the registration fee. A cancellation made after the deadline will not receive a refund. CMC Microsystems makes no commitments on refunds for travel or accommodations.