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Cadence* Academic Network

The Holistic Electronics Research Lab, of the ECE department of the University of Cyprus, is a member of the Cadence Academic Network, an initiative of Cadence Europe. With this network Cadence supports important European univesrities which use cutting edge technologies and methods in education and research.


The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department use the Cadence Tools to enhance learning and understanding in undergraduate and postgraduate courses, in areas offered in the Computer Engineering Degrees and in the Electrical Engineering Degrees. The theoretical courses' material from ECE 205 and ECE 305 are put into practical perspective through the full semester laboratory course ECE 306. The last part of this course involves designing a basic circuit, e.g. a bandgap reference circuit from schematic to gdsII, based on specifications given to students at the start of the semester. Similarly courses ECE 665-Instrumentation and Sensors and ECE 659-Design for VLSI include exercises using Cadence tools to give students a more intuitive understanding of the circuits involved.


The Holistic Electronics Research Lab conducts cutting edge research into electronic circuits & systems using a holistic* approach. Our methods combine analogue, mixed-signal integrated circuit design with custom sensor design (MEMS and optical) in order to find solutions for bio-related or biomimetic systems.

Primary application areas include:

  • ultra low power circuits & systems
  • imager chips
  • smart sensors and MEMS devices
  • biomedical devices and neuroprosthetics
  • neuromorphic, bio-mimetic & bio-inspired electronics
  • brain-computer interfaces (BCI)

*holistic: definition (adj.)

  1. Emphasizing the importance of the whole and the interdependence of its parts.
  2. Concerned with wholes rather than analysis or separation into parts.


For further information contact Julius Georgiou

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