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Tools Available for Access

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

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Alphacam CAD/CAM Software

Access Requirements

Get Alphacam

Quick Start Guide

 

 

Altium

Altium Designer

Access Requirements

Get Altium Designer

Altium Designer Quickstart Guide

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ANSYS Campus Solutions

ANSYS for Teaching

Access Approval Form

ANSYS SLA for ACS Extensions FinalApplication Store Agreement

ANSYS SLA August 22 2011 and Academic AddendumSoftware License Agreement

Download: ANSYS Semiconductor Design Software

Download: ANSYS 2019R2 Campus Solutions, for Windows 64-bit

Download: ANSYS 2019R2 Campus Solutions, for Linux 64-bit

Download: ANSYS 2019R1 Campus Solutions, for Windows 64-bit

Download: ANSYS 2019R1 Campus Solutions, for Linux 64-bit

Multiphysics (Windows)

ANSYS EDT (Windows)

Linux

ANSYS Teaching Bundle 

UWaterloo HPC Node

ANSYS FEA Webinar

Arm

ARM Fast Models

ARM DS-5

End-User Agreement Fast Models

End-User Agreement DS-5

Download: ARM Fast Models for Windows

Download: ARM Fast Models for Linux

Download: ARM DS-5

ARM Fast Model Quickstart Guide

ARM DS-5 Quickstart Guide

Cadence University Software

Cadence Academic Suite for Teaching

Cadence for US Academics

licensing@cmc.ca

Design Methodology: Cadence RF SiP

Design Kit: Sensonit Microfluidics Design Kit for Cadence

Application Note: Creating an Electrostatic Zipper Actuator in Cadence Virtuoso

Application Note: Using a pcell to Create a Comb Actuator in Cadence Virtuoso

Tutorial: Getting Started with Cadence, Part 1

Tutorial: Getting Started with Cadence, Part 2: Layout and Layout Simulation

Tutorial: Primer for Digital and Mixed Signal Microsystem Verification Flow (ICI-356)

COMSOL Multiphysics-Base License

COMSOL Modules 

Vendor License Terms

User Agreement (Professor to sign)

Get COMSOL

COMSOL Quickstart Guide

Application Note: Using the CAD Import Module to Import a MEMS Pro Layout to COMSOL Multiphysics: Problems and Solutions

Application Note: COMSOL Multiphysics Design and Thermal Simulation of a Chip-on-Carrier Solar Receiver

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

Semiconductor Device Simulation Software

licensing@cmc.ca

Get Crosslight tool suite
Get Crosslight Procom

Crosslight Quick Start Guide

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

Amira and Avizo 3D Visualisation and Analysis Software

Download from the vendor’s website:

Quick Start Guide: Amira and Avizo 3D Visualisation Software

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

Intel FPGA Development Tools (formerly Altera)

Get FPGA development tools

Intel FPGA Development Tools Quickstart Guide

Intel FPGA Development Tools Quickstart Guide for Linux

CAD: Vectorblox MXP Maxtrix Processor IP

Altera/Intel Arria 10 SoC Development Kit

Altera/Intel-based DE5a-Net Arria 10 FPGA Development Kit

Advanced Processing Platform: Nallatech 510T

Keysight Design Software

Download from Keysight

Quick Start Guide: Keysight Technologies’ Software

Luceda IPKISS.EDA

Download from CMC

Quick Start Guide: Luceda IPKISS.EDA

Lumerical Solutions Interconnect

End-User License Agreement

Download from Lumerical Solutions

INTERCONNECT Quickstart Guide

Higher Education Program

Expedition

Silicon Photonics for Industrial Access

licensing@cmc.ca

Download: HyperLynx for Windows

Download: HyperLynx for Linux

Download: Mentor Graphics PADS Printed Circuit Board (PCB) CAD Suite, for Windows

Download: softMEMS MEMS Pro V10.0

Download: softMEMS MEMS Pro V9.0

Download: softMEMS MEMS Pro V8.2

Download: softMEMS MEMS Pro V8.0

Application Note: Using Mentor DFT Tools for Scan-Based DFT Design for IBM 0.13 µm Technology

Tutorial Guide: Using Mentor Tessent Tool for Scan-Based DFT Flow (ICI-331)

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

OptiBPM Optical Simulation Software

OptiFDTD Design Tool

licensing@cmc.ca

 

 

 

OptiBPM Quick Start Guide

OptiFDTD Quickstart Guide

CrystalWave and OmniSim Design Tools

FimmWave Design Tool

licensing@cmc.ca

 

Download CrystalWave and OmniSim from CMC Microsystems

Download FIMMWAVE from CMC Microsystems

CrystalWave Quickstart Guide

FIMMWAVE Quickstart Guide

 

RSoft Component Design Suite

licensing@cmc.ca

 

Download: RSoft Component Design Suite, 64-bit

Download: RSoft Component Design Suite, 32-bit

 

 

RSoft Quickstart Guide

 

 

 

 

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

SolidWorks Professional

 

 

CADPass software

Solidworks Licensing Agreement

licensing@cmc.ca

 

Download from CMC Microsystems

SolidWorks Quick Start Guide

North American University Bundle

ASIP Designer

Technology CAD Tools

licensing@cmc.ca

CADconnect

CMC Cloud

STC administrator

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Tanner Tool Suite

 

CADpass software

STC administrator

Download: Tanner Suite – Version 2018.3 Update 1, for Windows 64-bit

Download: Tanner Suite – Version 2018.3 Update 1, for Windows 32-bit

Download: Tanner Suite – Version 2016.2 Update 8, for Windows 64-bit

Download: Tanner Suite – Version 2016.2 Update 1, for Windows 64-bit

Download: Tanner Suite – Version 2016.2 Update 1, for Windows 32-bit

Quick Start Guide for Tanner Tool Suite

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Vectorblox MXP Maxtrix Processor IP

 

CADPass software

Get Vectorblox

VectorBlox Quick Start Guide

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Xilinx ISE/Vivado Design Suite

Xilinx SDSoC

Xilinx SDAccel

 

CADPass

CADconnect

licensing@cmc.ca

Download: Xilinx Vivado

Download: Xilinx SDSoC

Download: SDAccel

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

 

XperiDesk Suite

Access Requirements

Access through CADpass

XperiDesk Quick Start Guide

XperiDesk User Guide

Whitepaper: Digital Engineering with XperiDesk

OpticStudio Professional Optical Design Tool

CADPass software

License Agreement

licensing@cmc.ca

Get Zemax

Zemax Quickstart Guide

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