Teaching CAD for electronics at the Norwegian Institute of Technology — present status and future ideas

  • E. J. Aas


In this paper CADCAM courses for electronics given at the Norwegian Institute of Technology are described. In addition to regular student courses, the concept of continuing education courses to meet, for example, CAD training needs for designers in industry, is presented. These encompass both regular CADCAM courses for PCB and LSI design, and courses for LSI design with design method and computer aids emphasis.

The possibility of technology transfer between university and industry is demonstrated through the collaboration triangle university/research institute/industry.

Finally, ideas for future CAD education are given in lieu of current trends in data technology, networking, and CAI (Computer-Aided Instruction).


Norwegian Institute Register Transfer Level Network Possibility Virtual Memory Machine Symbolic Layout 
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© The CADCAM Association 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. J. Aas
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  1. 1.Division of Physical ElectronicsNorwegian Institute of TechnologyTrondheimNorway

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