ECE Instructional Lab Supported Software

Windows

  • Altium Designer
  • Cadence OrCAD Capture and Layout [deprecated]
  • Cadence Allegro SPB (PCB layout package)
  • PSpice
  • LabVIEW 8.2 & 8.5 with ELVIS tools
  • Wireshark
  • OPNET
  • Microsoft Office Professional 2003/2010
  • Microsoft Project 2007
  • Microsoft Visio 2007
  • Microsoft Visual Studio .NET
  • IBM Rose Realtime
  • ECP Contol Systems Laboratory tools
  • RSoft Photonics CAD tools
  • Catapult-C
  • SolidWorks
  • AutoDesk Inventor
  • ProE [uncertain of current status]
  • Freescale CodeWarrior (formerly MetroWorks CodeWarrior)
  • !TinyOS 1.1.11 with cygwin, gcc, and gdb [poorly supported]
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.0
  • Tortoise SVN (http://collaborate.bu.edu/moin/SVN)
  • xspim
  • Syn

Linux

  • Matlab/Simulink
  • Cadence IC5141
  • !BiCMOS7WL: (IBM_PDK for MOSIS chip development)
    • Current version is V1.5.0.2DM
  • Synopsys (see below for full listing)
    • HSPICE, Design Compiler, sold, syn, css, tx, tcad, Synplify
  • Mentor Graphics
  • NS-2 (network simulator)
    • ns-allinone-2.29
    • ns-wireless-2.1b7a
  • GraphViz 3.6.1
  • VASP (See Enrico Bellotti)

Cross-Platform

  • Matlab and Simulink
  • COMSOL Multiphysics (via Engineering)
  • Java SDK
  • NetBeans IDE
  • Eclipse IDE
  • Xilinx System Development Tools
    • ISE, Chipscope, …

Web Resources

Microsoft Developers Network Academic Alliance (MSDNAA)

  • How can I get Microsoft software under the MSDNAA program (and what is this program)?For program information, please see http://www.msdnaa.com. For information regarding the MSDNAA program, including what software is available and policies and procedures for download, students, faculty, and staff should contact Professor Tom Skinner at tom@bu.edu.

BU Site License

Synopsis Packages

Here’s a full listing (6/1/2010) of packages available as part of the Synopsis University Program:

  • Astro
  • Astro Interactive Ultra
  • BSD Compiler (Synthesis)
  • Cadabra
  • Confirma Certify (Certify)
  • Confirma Identify Pro (Identify)
  • coreAssembler (coreTools)
  • coreBuilder (coreTools)
  • coreConsultant (coreTools)
  • CosmosScope
  • Custom Designer
  • Custom WaveView (CustomExplorer)
  • CustomExplorer
  • Design Compiler (Synthesis)
  • Design Vision (Synthesis)
  • DesignWare Building Blocks (Synthesis)
  • DesignWare Developer (Synthesis)
  • DesignWare System-Level Library
  • DesignWare VIP SmartModel Library
  • DFT Compiler (Synthesis)
  • ESP-CV (ESP)
  • External Interfaces (Synthesis)
  • Formality
  • Formality ESP (ESP)
  • HDL Compiler (Synthesis)
  • Hercules
  • HSIMplus
  • HSPICE
  • IC Compiler
  • Identify
  • Innovator S
  • JupiterXT
  • Leda
  • Liberty NCX
  • Library Compiler (Synthesis)
  • Magellan
  • Milkyway Environment
  • Module Compiler (Synthesis)
  • MVtools
  • NanoSim
  • NanoSim and HSIM XA
  • NanoTime
  • Power Compiler (Synthesis)
  • PrimeRail
  • PrimeTime Suite
  • Raphael
  • Raphael NXT
  • Saber
  • Scirocco (VCS MX)
  • Scirocco-i (VCS MX)
  • SpiceCheck (CustomExplorer)
  • StarRC
  • Synopsys Common Licensing
  • Synopsys Installer
  • Synphony
  • Synplify (Synplify FPGA)
  • Synplify Premier (Synplify FPGA)
  • Synplify Pro (Synplify FPGA)
  • System Designer
  • System Studio
  • Taurus Medici
  • Taurus TSUPREM-4
  • TCAD Sentaurus
  • TCAD Sentaurus PCM Studio
  • TetraMAX ATPG
  • VCS MX
  • VCS MXi (VCS MX)
  • Vera

Notes

  • This is not a complete list. Please email eng-rt@bu.edu if you need another package. We may have it, or may order.