Tools Available for Access

CMC provides access to Computer Aided Design (CAD) tools for academic research, classroom, and industrial R&D in the areas of microelectronics, MEMS, microfluidics, photonics, and embedded systems.

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XperiDesk Suite

Access through CADpass

XperiDesk Quick Start Guide

ANSYS Campus Solutions Software

Download from CMC


Altium Designer

Download from Altium

Note: To download the installation file from the Altium website, you will need to contact CMC to obtain an Altium account.


ARM ARM Fast Models

Download from CMC

Cadence University Software

Cadence Academic Suite for Teaching

Cadence for US Academics

COMSOL Multiphysics

COMSOL Modules 

Download from CMC

Quick Start Guide: Installing COMSOL Multiphysics via CADpass R20

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Crosslight Semiconductor Device Simulation Software

Download from CMC

Crosslight Quick Start Guide

CoventorMP MEMS Design Platform

Download from Coventor

CoventorMP Quick start Guide

Design Workshop DW-2000 Photonic Design Software

Download from Design Workshop

Quick Start Guide: Installing dw-2000 via CADpass R20

ThermoFisher Amira and Avizo 3D Visualisation and Analysis Software

Quick Start Guide: Amira and Avizo 3D Visualisation Software

IAR Embedded Workbench

Download for ARM Cortex-M

Download for 8051

Quick Start Guide: Installing IAR Embedded Workbench on Windows and Accessing the License via CADpass

Intel FPGA Development Tools (formerly Altera)

Get FPGA development tools

Keysight Technologies PathWave Software Platform

Download from Keysight

Quick Start Guide: Keysight Technologies’ Software


Download from CMC

Quick Start Guide: Luceda IPKISS.EDA

Lumerical Solutions Interconnect

Download from Lumerical Solutions

INTERCONNECT Quickstart Guide

Mentor Graphics Higher Education Program

Mentor Downloads

NI LabVIEW Design Tool

Download: LabVIEW Design Tool 2011

Download: LabVIEW Design Tool 2012

Versions 2013 to 2015: Download from National Instruments

Versions 2016 and later: Download from NI LabVIEW

LabVIEW Quickstart Guide

OptiBPM Optical Simulation Software

OptiFDTD Design Tool



Photon Design CrystalWave and OmniSim Design Tools

Photon Design FimmWave Design Tool


SolidWorks Software Packages

Download from CMC Microsystems

Quick Start Guide: Installing Dassault Design Systemes SolidWorks Software via CADpass R20

Synopsys Design Tools

Download from CMC

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Xilinx Vitis

Xilinx ISE/Vivado Design Suite

Xilinx Vivado for Teaching

Xilinx SDSoC

Xilinx SDAccel


Download from CMC

Xilinx Quickstart Guide

Xilinx Quickstart Guide for Linux

Xilinx Vivado Quickstart Guide

Quick Start Guide: Setting Up Xilinx SDAccel Licensing on Linux Using CADpass

Quick Start Guide: Using SDAccel in CMC Cloud

Zemax OpticStudio Professional Optical Design Tool

Get Zemax

Zemax Quickstart Guide

Synopsys Technology CAD Tools

Contact to arrange.

Cadence Allegro/OrCAD Software

Download from CMC

Quick Start Guide: Installing Cadence Allegro/OrCAD via CADpass R20

ANSYS Lumerical Solutions INTERCONNECT

Download from ANSYS Lumerical

Quick Start Guide: Installing ANSYS – Lumerical Interconnect via CADpass R20

Synopsys QuantumATK Academic Software

Download from CMC

Quick Start Guide: Installing Synopsys QuantumATK Academic Software via CADpass R20

Synopsys ASIP Designer

Via STC disk

Synopsys Photonic Solutions (Rsoft, OptSim, OptoDesigner)

Download from CMC

Quick Start Guide: Installing Synopsys Photonic Solutions (RSoft Photonic Device, OptSim, and OptoDesigner) via CADpass R20

Mentor Graphics Tanner Suite

Download from CMC

Mentor Graphics softMEMS MEMS Pro

Download from CMC

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