Synopsys provides universities with a comprehensive portfolio of EDA tools, IP and libraries for digital and analog/mixed-signal IC design. Whether designing and prototyping at the system level, creating an FPGA or ASIC, or optimizing technologies and devices for silicon – Synopsys has the tools you need.
Synopsys has more than 100 full-semester courses available for Bachelor’s and Master's programs in microelectronic design, as well as a variety of topic-specific materials for workshops, short lectures and labs.
Generic Libraries, iPDKs and Generic Memory Compiler
To complement the EDA tools and courseware, Synopsys offers 90nm and 32/28nm Generic Libraries and the Interoperable Process Design Kits (iPDKs) as well as a Generic Memory Compiler, enabling students to gain valuable experience using a complete design flow and to master advanced design methods in low power and analog/mixed signal.
Training and Support
Hands-on training for Synopsys tools and methodologies, as well as technical support, is available to member universities by visiting our SolvNet online knowledge base or by sending an email to: email@example.com
Instructor-led classroom training courses with hand-on labs are available to instructors at member universities through Synopsys Customer Education Services. University instructors can attend tool training workshops at any Synopsys training center (only applies to Synopsys-taught courses) on a space-available basis. The courses vary from introductory level to advanced design methodology.
Training Centers in India are located in Bangalore, Hyderabad and Noida. For a complete list of courses and availability please refer to the catalogue of courses and training calendar.
Online training is also available through SolvNet. Pre-recorded training modules can be viewed anytime at your convenience. They are short, self-paced sessions that highlight product updates, tools, and design methodology training.
Connect and Share
Opportunities to engage with Synopsys, learn about our technologies and stay up-to-date on the Synopsys University Program’s activities are available through these channels.
To learn more about the benefits of the Synopsys University Program, visit our Worldwide University Program.
Synopsys supports universities with access to comprehensive Bachelor’s and Master’s programs for microelectronic design and EDA development. Course materials can be used to implement a new course or supplement content in an existing course quickly and easily.
All courseware may be downloaded from the Synopsys University Program Member Only website (requires SolvNet ID and password). To see a current list of available courses, please visit our main Worldwide University Program Curriculum page.
Full Semester Courseware
Synopsys has more than 130 full-semester courses available for Bachelor’s and Master’s programs in microelectronic design and EDA. Each full-semester course contains ~15 weeks of material, including a syllabus, lectures, labs, homework and exams.
Workshops and Lectures
Synopsys also offers curriculum support modules that vary in length and include more Synopsys tool training materials than what is offered in the full-semester courseware. Workshops and additional lectures cover topics on implementation, verification and TCAD.
Short Lectures and Labs
Short lectures and labs that cover topics on circuit simulation, low-power design, OpenSPARC and more are also included. Synopsys tools are discussed and applied in each short lecture and lab for a thorough and practical understanding of the concepts.
Synopsys Curricula Advisory Board
The Synopsys Curricula Advisory Board is a group of academic experts working together to develop new microelectronic design courseware for Synopsys University Program members. In addition to generously helping to create and share some of their own materials, board members also provide valuable reviews and input for Synopsys developed courseware, as well as contributing to the overall content and direction of our program.
To learn more about the Synopsys Curricula Advisory Board please visit: http://synopsys.com/Community/UniversityProgram/Pages/CurriculaBoard.aspx
90-nm, 32/28-nm Generic Libraries, iPDKs, and Generic Memory Compiler
In addition to EDA tools and IP, universities need access to libraries, process design kits and memory compilers to implement a complete IC design flow. Synopsys developed the Generic Library and the Interoperable Process Design Kit (iPDK) in 90-nm and 32/28-nm versions as well as a Generic Memory Compiler to aid faculty in teaching modern microelectronic design techniques and to provide students with real-world design experiences that help to prepare them for careers in the industry.
The Synopsys 90-nm and 32/28-nm Generic Libraries are designed for teaching and enable students to master advanced design methods such as low power. They include sample designs, as well as support for the OpenSPARC, PowerPC® 405 and Cortex M0™ processors.
- Digital Standard Cell Library
- I/O Standard Cell Library
- I/O Special Cell Library
- Set of Memories
- Set of Low Power Memories
- Phase Locked Loop
- Design References
Interoperable Process Design Kits
The Synopsys 90-nm and 32/28-nm iPDKs are also designed for teaching and enable students to master the design of analog and mixed-signal ICs and IP using the latest Synopsys Custom Implementation tools.
- Technology Files
- Physical Verification Files
- Parasitic Extraction Files
- Symbol Library and Python PCells
- HSPICE Models
- Callback Scripts
- Setup Files
Generic Memory Compiler
The Synopsys Generic Memory Compiler is designed for use when custom tailoring memory circuits for specific design needs. It contains software for the automatic generation of static memory circuits (SRAMs) based on parameters set by the user. It also gives students the ability to generate a range of SRAMs with different output data formats for integrating memory into a design.
- GDSII layout
- SPICE netlist
- Schematic and layout views
- Verilog model
- VHDL model
- LEF/FRAM views
- Parasitic extraction
- Physical verification
The Synopsys Generic Libraries, iPDKs, and Generic Memory Compiler are designed as teaching resources only and are not intended for fabrication. They can be accessed with a simple click-thru agreement and your SolvNet ID and password from the Synopsys University Program Members Only website.
Synopsys supports more than 170 universities across India providing faculty with EDA tools, curriculum, libraries and training for teaching microelectronic design.
Synopsys is also engaged with Tier 1 Institutes in research collaborations and faculty participation on the Synopsys Curricula and help in shaping the next generation of undergraduates, graduates and research associates.
Curricula Advisory Board
The Synopsys Curricula Advisory Board is a group of academic experts working together to develop new microelectronic design courseware for Synopsys University Program members. In addition to generously helping to create and share some of their own materials, board members also provide valuable reviews and input for Synopsys-developed courseware, as well as contributing to the overall content and direction of our program.
To learn more about the Synopsys Curricula Advisory Board and to participate please visit: http://synopsys.com/Community/UniversityProgram/Pages/CurriculaBoard.aspx
How to Apply
To request membership information and to learn more about the Synopsys University Program in India, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information on the Synopsys University Program in areas outside of India, please contact the appropriate regional coordinator as noted below.
North America/South America
To learn more about the Synopsys University Program in the Americas, please contact the University Program Administrator.
Synopsys works with EUROPRACTICE to provide access to our industry-leading EDA tools for non-commercial teaching and advanced research. Support and training are provided by EUROPRACTICE. For more information, contact: EUROPRACTICE
To learn more about the Synopsys University Program in Japan, contact: email@example.com
To learn more about the Synopsys University Program in Asia Pacific, please contact the University Program Administrator.