NCSU Electronic Design Automation

Welcome to the NCSU Electronic Design Automation (EDA) website, a collection of design kits, methodologies, and tutorials for research and coursework in integrated circuit design.


NCSU Cadence Design Kit, a process design kit (PDK) for Cadence design tools to design integrated circuits using the MOSIS fabrication processes, available for public download


The FreePDKTM process design kit is an open-source, Open-Access-based PDK for the 45nm technology node and the Predictive Technology Model.


Pathfinder3D is a free, open-source web-tool for architects of stacked digital integrated circuits that use through-silicon vias (TSVs), commonly referred to as 3D-ICs. Pathfinder3D allows early, system-level analysis of floorplanning issues. Users without access to a commercial 3D-IC process may evaluate their architectures using the predictive FreePDK3D45 technology.


How to use the kits and other design tools.