Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

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This page contains information about the use of Cadence design tools in classes and research programs in the Electrical Engineering Department at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais. Learn more about Cadence University Software Programs.


  • Design of VLSI Systems EEE027-DIG

The course introduces students to CMOS VLSI design techniques and modern CAD tools for chip design. Students work through a complete VLSI design flow with Cadence tools through a series of laboratory exercises and a final open-ended design project.


  • Analog and mixed-signal circuits: voltage reference, current reference, rectifier for piezoMEMS, low-noise amplifier, and also a smell sensor for IoT applications.
  • Optical transceiver: CMOS active-pixel sensor (analog&digital), doubling as a hybrid photonic harvester, and a microLED multiplexable driving circuit for accurate μLED light control.
  • Radio-frequency circuits: 2.45 GHz Wake-Up Receiver, rectenna for RF harvester and ultralow power 915 MHz transceiver for IoT.


Davies William de Lima Monteiro (DEE)

Luciana Pedrosa Salles (DEE)

Dalton Martini Colombo (DEE)

Hugo Daniel Hernandez Herrera (DEE)

Jhonattan Cordoba Ramirez (DELT)

Andrea Chiuchiarelli (DELT)

Popular Tools

The following tools from Cadence are frequently used at UFMG. These tools are part of the Custom and Digital Integrated Circuit Design. We use the Virtuoso Schematic Editor, Virtuoso Layout Suite, Virtuoso Analog Design Environment, Virtuoso Spectre Circuit Simulator, Virtuoso Multi-mode Simulator, Assura, Conformal and Ecounter.

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This webpage was last updated on April 22, 2019 by Hugo Hernandez.