Training: Cadence Tool-based Analog-Mixed Signal (AMS) Methodology

March 2 to 6, 2020 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada

CMC is pleased to offer a five-day hands-on training course on Cadence EDA tools using AMS methodology. The course will be facilitated by Cadence experts. 

Training material will include a Reference Design and Reference flow documentation. A soft copy of the materials will be provided.

Cadence tools will be available for hands-on training using CMC’s cloud interface.

Topics covered will include Analog and Digital block development, mixed-signal integration of analog and digital blocks, top-level functional verification, physical implementation and sign-off.

Some of the Cadence tools that will be used in the training include:

  • Virtuoso IC 6.1.8
  • Xcelium
  • Spectre
  • Genus
  • Innovus
  • Conformal
  • Assura
  • PVS
  • Silicon Signoff and Verification (SSV)

Note: No Pictures are permitted during the course.

Target Attendees

The prime target attendees are those who are interested in providing training and support for the Cadence tool to other users in their research groups. To be eligible as a trainer:

  • You agree to be identified and act as the designated trainer for your research group;
  • You are a faculty, student, or research staff from a Canadian Academic Institution;
  • Limit 1 per research group; and
  • You have (or have a supervisor with) a CMC Subscription.

Registration is also open to other Academic Registrants (non-Trainers).


  • You or your supervisor has a subscription with CMC.
  • You are a licensed Cadence user through CMC.
  • You are familiar with CMC’s cloud interface to access and use CAD tools.
  • You have a basic understanding of analog, digital and mixed-Signal design

Please follow the course instructions to prepare for the training.

Note: CMC plans to repeat this five-day training in May 2020 in Western Canada (Location TBD).


Date Time Location Details
March 2 to 6, 2020 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Centre Mont-Royal
2200 Mansfield Street
Montreal Quebec, H3A 3R8
See the course outline and schedule.

Pricing and Registration

Attendee Group Price Registration
Trainer: See the Trainer Requirements. $100 The course is now full. To add your name to the wait list, please contact Sarah Neville at sarah.neville@cmc.ca. This course will also be repeated in May 2020 in Western Canada.
Academic with Subscription $400


Ville-Marie Hotel & Suites
3407 Peel | Montreal, QC H3A 1W7
T: (514) 285-6501 | F: (514) 288-3021
Réservations: 1 (800) 361-7791

For a special rate of $110.00 + taxes per room per night, please book online.


Travel Subsidy



For those participants registering as Trainers, CMC will provide 100% reimbursement for travel and accommodations in accordance with the Queen’s University Travel Policy. Please use the trainer travel claim form (right-click the URL and save the file, and then open it from its folder) for your submission.

Academics with Subscription (Non-Trainers)

CMC will provide reimbursement for limited subsidized travel and accommodations, in accordance with the following:

  • Academics travelling between 50-250 km each way are eligible for subsidy up to $700.00
  • Academics travelling over 250 km each way are eligible for subsidy up to $1000.00
  • CMC will not provide a subsidy for travel within 50 km each way.

For more information on CMC’s travel and accommodation guidelines, see Travel Procedures.

If you plan to apply for a travel subsidy, please read all the policies and guidelines listed above to ensure that you are qualified for the subsidy, and then follow the procedures and requirements to apply. Please use the subscriber travel claim form (right-click the URL and save the file, and then open it from its folder) for your submission.

Note: 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 Gayathri Singh (singh@cmc.ca).


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.

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