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RN15 - NioCAD - Brief History and Current Activities

NioCAD - Brief History and Current Activities

Jan Pool, Retief Gerber, Dirk Bull
NioCAD (Pty) Ltd, Second Floor, Block D,
De Wagenweg Office Complex,
Stellentia Avenue, Stellenbosch, 7600, South Africa,,

Abstract - We introduce NioCAD, a company based in Stellenbosch, South Africa. NioCAD develops an EDA suite, called NioPulse, which is specifically designed for the superconductive electronics industry. We provide a brief history of the organisation, as well as an overview of the purpose and capabilities of NioPulse.

Keywords - Superconductive electronics, electronic design automation, computer aided design, integrated circuit, Josephson junction, rapid single flux quantum, foundry, simulation, optimisation, physical implementation, parameter extraction, verification.

IEEE/CSC & ESAS European Superconductivity News Forum (ESNF), No. 14, October 2010
Manuscript received September 15, 2010; accepted September 22, 2010. Reference No. RN15;
Category 4.