University Program

Our University Program is dedicated to supporting engineering education and research with our innovative technology. The program is open to universities around the world. We provide academic pricing and encourage research groups to take advantage of our electromagnetic design and verification solutions.

We are currently supporting sophisticated IC design projects operating at RF, millimeter-waves and THz frequencies at our affiliated university partners’ laboratories.

It is an honor to provide our technology to the researchers working at the academic forefront. We are grateful to be acknowledged in publications where simulation results are produced by PeakViewTM.

Our leading academic partners include:

  • UC Berkeley Wireless Research Center (BWRC)

UC Berkeley BWRC is at the forefront of wireless research. The team designs and implements highly-integrated mm-wave transceivers using conventional silicon technology. The PeakViewTM suite is a part of the EDA tool flow that provides mm-wave passive device and interconnect EM analysis on foundry PDKs.

 

  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University

PeakViewTM is used to investigate building blocks and peripheral circuits for 60GHz transceiver projects at Shanghai Jiao Tong University.  Major application areas of our tools are 60GHz transmission lines, inductors, low-voltage, low-power VCOs, LNAs and PCB design for high speed IO.

 

  • Stanford University

1.  Lorentz Solution and Stanford researchers jointly presented a paper at 2012 TSMC Open Innovation Platform® (OIP) Ecosystem Forum in Silicon Valley. The paper received TSMC’s Customer Choice Award selected by the attendees. The paper was focused on electromagnetic modeling of critical interconnect in millimeter wavelength (MMW) designs from 50 to 70 GHz.

2.  Stanford researchers published an ISSCC article this year where PeakViewTM simulation results were acknowledged.

 

  • Tsinghua University

Tsinghua University Microelectronics Department conducts cutting-edge research in the area of RF and THz CMOS designs (up to 300GHz). Lorentz Solution is in a multi-year partnership with the University to enable quality EM synthesis, optimization and analysis for their leading projects.

 

  • University of Michigan

A prominent research group in University of Michigan is applying PeakView™ in analog and mixed-signal circuits, analog-to-digital conversion, and other interface circuits. Applications include high-speed serial transceivers, RF transceivers and sensors. The main focus of this group is on circuits that transfer information between the analog and digital domains.

 

  • Institute of Microelectronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IMECAS)

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Institute of Microelectronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IMECAS) Radio Frequency Integrated Circuit Department focuses on Radio Frequency and Millimeter Wave Integrated circuit based on Silicon technology. PeakViewTM EM platform provides comprehensive solution for addressing passive devices design productivity and accuracy challenges.

 

  • Southern Methodist University

The research group in the Department of Physics at SMU is a member of the ATLAS (www.atlas.ch) collaboration. This group is responsible for developing the next generation of optical links for future particle physics experiments. They are designing ASICs (serializer and VCSEL array driver) as well as systems, where custom inductor design plays a vital role in the wide-band ASIC developments. Peakview is the key EDA tool used in optimizing those special EM devices.

 

Benefits of University Program Partners

  • We are dedicated to academic progress. The purpose of the University Program is to equip research groups with the most recent technology, offer students the opportunity to explore novel ideas and provide engineering solutions for next generation IC specialists.
  • Our solutions ensure high-fidelity simulation results closely correlating to  silicon measurements, paving the way to  publications in journals and conferences.
  • Adoption of Lorentz scientific software in laboratories can be done through a convenient, process, since PDKs (Process Development Kits) from all major foundries and interfaces with contemporary EDA (Electronic Design Automation) tools are supported.

To Qualify

  • Our academic policy welcomes accredited universities and their affiliated research laboratories with a demonstrable interest in high frequency IC design/verification to participate.

How to Apply

To participate in the program, feel free to contact us at sales@lorentzsolution.com. Please provide a brief description of current projects or the curriculum where the tool is intended for use.  We’ll provide you with a quote (to cover modest administration and support costs), terms and agreement documentation.

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