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The Transaction Level Modelling (TLM) Package consists of tools for high level design and verification of digital systems.  (This is a subset of the IC Package).


The IC Package comprises a suite of advanced design and analysis tools for implementing digital, analogue and mixed-signal IC designs.



The Systems Package comprises tools for advanced PCB design and IC Packaging flows.



The PCB Studio Package provides an alternative PCB design capability for Microsoft Windows users.

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Optional Packages

Licenses for options are generated on the same servers (with the same number of seats as the main package). It is not possible to give any separate licensing information. Please use the Cadence Optional Packages Order Form to request the options.Supplementary maintenance fees for the options are clarified on the order form.


JasperGold Formal Verification Platform

JasperGold Apps are targeted solutions that address specific design and verification challenges. The Apps feature a common database that allow you to work seamlessly within and between different applications, where debug and what-if analysis is made easy with the powerful Visualize™ interactive debug environment and with QuietTrace™ technology.

The Europractice Cadence optional package includes:

For Europractice users who have signed the EUA Amendment to access Cadence Academic Online Support, Rapid Adoption Kits for JasperGoldApps are available here.

The JasperGold Formal Verification platform is available as an optional addition to the Europractice Cadence IC package.


Stratus High Level Synthesis Optional Package click here for a datasheet

Based on more than 14 years of development, Stratus HLS tools let you quickly design and verify high-quality RTL implementations from abstract SystemC, C, or C++ models. Stratus HLS delivers up to 10X better productivity than traditional register-transfer level (RTL) design and reduces the intellectual property (IP) development cycle from months to weeks.

With Stratus HLS, you can easily create abstract SystemC, C, or C++ models using the Stratus integrated design environment (IDE) and synthesize optimized hardware from those models. You can then retarget these models to new technology platforms and reuse them more easily than you could traditional hand-coded RTL.

For Europractice users who have signed the EUA Amendment to access Cadence Academic Online Support, the Stratus product page is available here.

The Stratus High Level Synthesis tool is an optional addition to the Europractice Cadence IC and TLM packages.

Previous C-to-Silicon users may need to add this package to their licenses in order to access the Stratus HLS tools.


Virtuoso Advanced Node Option to the IC Package click here to read the white paper

This Europractice option includes the ICADVM 18.1 version of the Virtuoso platform, which has additional functionality for custom design at 20nm and below, is complemented by Quantus advanced node extraction capabilities found in the IC Package. The advanced node capabilities of this version of Virtuoso are also required for some 28nm and 22nm FDSOI design kits.

All potential users interested in producing designs in sub 28nm processes should contact the Microelectronics Support Centre via for further information.


Virtuoso Liberate AMS Mixed Signal Characterisation Option to the IC Package Virtuoso Liberate Characterization Suite datasheet

Liberate AMS enables the timing characterisation of mixed signal blocks to be used in a digital-centric mixed signal flow. Liberate AMS is available to Europractice users on request and at Cadence's approval.

The well established tools Liberate and Liberate LV for library characterisation and validation are available as part of the core IC pacakge.

All potential users interested in using Liberate AMS should contact the Microelectronics Support Centre via for further information.


System in Package (SiP) Option for licensees of both the IC and Systems packages

The SiP Option additionally provides Digital and RF SiP design capabilities, streamlining the integration of multiple chips (into a die stack or single substrate).  It includes tools for architecting SiP systems by capturing and exploring top-level SiP connectivity, IC/package IO planning and optimisation for 3D die stack creation, 3D die stack viewing, DRC, bondability verification, and cross-die RF SiP simulation.


Virtual System Platform (VSP) Option to the IC package click here for a datasheet

The Virtual System Platform Option adds functionality to Cadence's Xcelium suite of tools that allows the development of TLM Virtual Platforms. Virtual Platforms enable pre-RTL software development, functional verification, and system analysis and optimization before committing to hardware micro-architecture. VSP automates the process of creating a virtual prototype, debugging software with a virtual prototype, and deploying the virtual prototype to the software team.

Virtual Platforms can also be used after RTL/Silicon is available. The Virtual Platform allows greater visibility than a hardware prototype, allowing better debug and verification of internal blocks and signals, and offers much greater performance than RTL simulation, allowing interactive debugging of software applications running on the Virtual platform.

VSP requires 3rd party processor models from Imperas (OVP models - support for ARM, ARC, MIPS, etc.). Imperas models are included in the VSP installation, however, a license for Imperas must be obtained separately before VSP can be used. Licenses for Imperas are available through EUROPRACTICE.

For further information on processor models, and how to order, please see our Imperas pages

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Tool Releases

Please refer to the lists below for full details of the latest releases.

How to Order

Orders are placed with the vendor on a single order, once per month. To be included in the current month’s order, all documents must be received by the Microelectronics Support Centre no later than the 25th day of the month.

Detailed instructions on how to place an order are given in our Order Procedures.

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PLEASE ENSURE that you read the guidance notes embedded within the Cadence License Security Statement and read the Hints on setting up the Options File before completing the Cadence License Security Statement.


Last modified: January 13, 2020