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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

XperiDesk User Guide

Whitepaper: Digital Engineering with XperiDesk

Zemax OpticStudio Professional Optical Design Tool

CADPass software

License Agreement

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Zemax Quickstart Guide

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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

Synopsys North American University Bundle

Synopsys ASIP Designer

Synopsys Technology CAD Tools

Synopsys QuantumATK Academic Software

Synopsys Photonic solutions (Rsoft, OptSim, OptoDesigner)

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Application Note: Simulating Si-photonic Waveguide Tapers for Edge Coupling Using RSoft BeamPROP

SolidWorks 3D CAD



CADPass software

Solidworks Licensing Agreement


Download from CMC Microsystems

SolidWorks Quick Start Guide

Photon Design CrystalWave and OmniSim Design Tools

Photon Design FimmWave Design Tool



OptiBPM Optical Simulation Software

OptiFDTD Design Tool



Application Note: Preparing and Using the Optical Probe Arm for Vertical Optical Coupling

NI LabVIEW Design Tool

Terms and Conditions

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

Installation and User Guide: National Instruments LabVIEW 2011 (ICI-294)

Installation and User Guide: National Instruments LabVIEW 2012 (ICI-323)

Installation and User Guide: National Instruments LabVIEW 2013 (ICI-324)

Installation and User Guide: National Instruments LabVIEW 2014 (ICI-335)

Application Note: Connecting LabVIEW to an Agilent Spectrum Analyzer and Configuring the Setup for Automated Measurement

Mentor Graphics Higher Education Program

Silicon Photonics for Industrial Access

Tanner Tool Suite

Lumerical Solutions Interconnect

End-User License Agreement

Download from Lumerical Solutions

INTERCONNECT Quickstart Guide


Download from CMC

Quick Start Guide: Luceda IPKISS.EDA

Keysight Technologies PathWave Software Platform

Keysight End-user Licence Agreement (EULA)

Download from Keysight

Quick Start Guide: Keysight Technologies’ Software

Intel FPGA Development Tools (formerly Altera)

End-user Licence Agreement

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IAR Embedded Workbench

Software License Agreement

Download for ARM Cortex-M

Download for 8051

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

ThermoFisher Amira and Avizo 3D Visualisation and Analysis Software

Quick Start Guide: Amira and Avizo 3D Visualisation Software

Design Workshop 2000

End-User License Agreement

Download from Vendor

DW2000 Quick Start Guide

User Guide: Design Workshop Technology Package (ICI-195)

Application Note: Implementing a Hierarchy-Aware Design Automation Code for Use with Design Workshop dw-2000

Application Note: Implementing an Efficient DRC Code for Use with Design Workshop dw-2000

CoventorMP MEMS Design Platform

Software License Agreement

Download from Supplier

CoventorMP Quickstart Guide

Application Note: System-Level Design and Modeling of a MEMS Gyroscope Using CoventorWare

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Crosslight Semiconductor Device Simulation Software

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Get Crosslight Procom

Crosslight Quick Start Guide

COMSOL Multiphysics-Base License

COMSOL Modules 


COMSOL Quickstart Guide

Cadence University Software

Cadence Academic Suite for Teaching

Cadence for US Academics

Download Allegro/OrCAD

Quick Start Guide: Setting up Cadence Allegro/OrCAD Software


ARM Fast Models

End-User Agreement Fast Models

Download: ARM Fast Models for Windows

Download: ARM Fast Models for Linux

ARM Fast Model Quickstart Guide


Altium Designer

Altium End-user Licence Agreement

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Altium Designer Quickstart Guide

Alphacam CAD/CAM Software

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Quick Start Guide



ANSYS Campus Solutions

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Access to leading-edge technology in the cloud now available to US academics!

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