Cadence Design Tools Information

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This page provides information about the Cadence design tools. Cadence design tools are used for classes and research in the Purdue University Northwest Engineering and Engineering Technology Departments.


Classes utilizing Cadence products:
  • ECE201/207
    • Volt-Ampere characteristics of circuit elements; independent and dependent sources; Kirchoff's Laws and circuit equations. source transformations; Thevenin's and Norton's Theorems; Superposition. Transient response of RC, RL and RLC circuits. Sinusoidal steady-state and impedance. Instantaneous and average power. A minimum grade of C is required for the course prerequisites.
    • Introduction to basic instrumentation and measurement techniques; introduction to the experimental methods necessary for laboratory investigation. Introduction to laboratory report writing methods. The student is introduced to computer-aided circuit analysis methods.
  • ECE202/218
    • A continuation of ECE 201. The complex frequency plane; resonance; coupled circuits. Two-port network parameters. Polyphase analysis. Fourier series; Fourier Transform; Laplace Transform.
    • A continuation of ECE 207, with the introduction of advanced measurement methods and more sophisticated instrumentation.
  • ECET296
    • The course includes electronics schematic, printed circuit board design and fabrication using Electronic Design Automation (EDA) tools, Designing electronic circuit schematic, schematic annotation netlist file generation, electronic packaging selection printed circuit board (PCB) artwork design using autorouter and manual router software tools. Populate the printed circuit board with electronic components, solder using hand tools and test/debug the electronics hardware into an operational system using bench-top instruments. Course teaches prototyping electronic projects.

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Last Modified: October 4, 2016 by Tom Dobes