Synopsys Technology CAD Tools

Synopsys provides a comprehensive portfolio of Technology CAD tools. Technology Computer-Aided Design (TCAD) refers to the use of computer simulations to develop and optimise micro- and nanotechnology processing steps and the resulting devices. These TCAD tools support a broad range of applications, such as CMOS, power electronics, memory, image sensors, solar cells, and analog/RF devices. In addition, Synopsys TCAD software includes tools for interconnect modeling and parasitic extraction. There are five inter-related modules available in this portfolio:

  • Sentaurus Workbench, Device, Device EMW, Process, Structure and Mesh;
  • IC Workbench, a layout file viewer/editor complementary to Sentaurus;
  • Raphael, for 2D/3D resistance, capacitance and inductance parasitic extraction;
  • Taurus Medici, a 2D device simulator of electrical, thermal and optical properties; and
  • Taurus TSUPREM-4, a simulator for developing 1D and 2D semiconductor processes. 

For more information about this software, see

Software Version Latest version
Operating System LINUX; for more details, see System Requirements.
Bit Level 64-bit
  • Faculty with a Professor Research Subscription receive access that allows you, your students, and your research staff to access Synopsys software.
  • Unlimited simultaneous users from your research group, up to the limits of the available licenses in the shared pool.
  • Access for one year
Note: This pass is for all CAD tools in the North America University Tools Bundle. Some software in this bundle requires additional permission for use. For more details, contact
  • Access is authorized within the geographic boundaries of Canada only.
  • Licenses may be used for academic research and teaching only.
  • Licenses may not be used for commercial purposes.
  • Access to the software license keys is limited to faculty, their graduate students, PDFs, and research staff.
  • Any NDN university Professor Research subscriber is authorized to access this product.
For more information, contact our Licensing Administrator at or 613-530-4787.
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