The Computer-Aided Design and Test (CADT) thrust provides research leadership in electronic design automation by making available to members leading-edge university research results, techniques, and tools for the design and test of advanced electronic circuits and systems.
Its mission is to promote excellent and relevant university research enabling continued member leadership in computer-aided design and test through research in tools and methodologies that:
- reduce cost and time-to-market through improving productivity and assuring design correctness
- enable high-level and high-value design
- take full advantage of technology advances through linkages to manufacturing
- anticipate future CMOS and post-CMOS CAD challenges
- address growing design complexity
- make their way into member use through direct adoption or through EDA vendors
All these goals are leveraged by strategic partnerships and funding sources, and aim to produce highly qualified graduate students who can fill key positions in member companies.
Research projects in CADT are organized into three subthrusts:
Research in Design Verification includes core verification technologies, system verification, coverage analysis, and mixed-signal verification.
Research in Test includes test for manufacturing and yield, analog/mixed-signal test, and post-silicon validation.
SYSTEM, LOGIC, AND PHYSICAL DESIGN
Research in System, Logic, and Physical Design includes design for manufacturing and variability mitigation, resilience and failure-resistance, analog/mixed-signal/RF tools, system-level tools, and tools for power management.
Current26 Research Tasks15 Universities39 Students23 Faculty Researchers81 Liaison Personnel
This Year10 Task Starts15 Research Publications
Last Year1 Task Starts103 Research Publications2 Patent Applications
Since Inception93 Research Tasks39 Universities245 Students79 Faculty Researchers307 Liaison Personnel1,311 Research Publications13 Patent Applications5 Patents Granted