Cadence Extends Cloud Leadership with Transformational Cadence OnCloud SaaS and e‑Commerce Platform

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. Today introduced the new Cadence® OnCloud SaaS and e-commerce platform powered by Amazon Web Services (AWS) for companies adopting a “cloud-first” approach for design and analysis solutions that can be accessed anywhere from any device.

Building upon its well-established, comprehensive Cadence Cloud portfolio offered through Cadence-managed software-as-a-service (SaaS) and customer-managed platforms, Cadence OnCloud is the next big step in Cadence’s commitment to cloud-based solutions, easing the design process and delivering global collaboration, significant productivity, time to market and scalability benefits.

The new e-commerce platform is an industry first, offering instantaneous access to purchase and deploy products in minutes and already has thousands of early users. Cadence OnCloud is targeted for those with limited infrastructure or resources and offers comprehensive support options, including self-help and a broad range of SaaS delivery options addressing global demands and peak usage.

Since the beginning of our Annapurna Labs journey, we have been following a cloud-first approach, we have worked with Cadence for a number of years, using their tools in the Amazon cloud. The move to a consumption-based SaaS solution is a natural next step. The new business model of the Cadence OnCloud SaaS and e-commerce platform offers a great way to expedite project execution by having customers use Cadence’s Sigrity, Clarity and Celsius solvers and Allegro technology at scale. With its consumption-based model, Cadence OnCloud offers the flexibility, accessibility, and scalability user’s demand.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Nafea Bshara, vice president and distinguished engineer at Amazon Web Services


As the industry leader in cloud-based solutions, we continue to innovate and respond to user needs, and the Cadence OnCloud SaaS and e-commerce platform, with a consumption-based usage model, expands our reach into the systems space by providing tens of thousands of existing and potential customers with instantaneous access to our technology, delivering more accessibility, higher productivity and instant scalability leveraging AWS, Together with Cadence’s widely adopted CloudBurst SaaS solution, Cadence now has the industry’s broadest SaaS portfolio catering to the needs of our customers from chips to systems.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Dr. Anirudh Devgan, president, and CEO of Cadence

Cadence OnCloud has many significant advances and capabilities that go beyond traditional enterprise-wide licensing models. To deliver the flexibility required to address increased workloads and schedule pressures, the platform allows users to subscribe to their preferred consumption-based usage models depending on design needs and project duration. Cadence OnCloud initially provides the system design and analysis packages below:

  • Mainstream PCB Design: Provides PCB design software that is easy to use from start to finish with Cadence OrCAD® PCB design technologies.
  • Advanced PCB Design: Provides comprehensive schematic design and layout capabilities with the in-design analysis verification tools in Cadence Allegro® technologies.
  • Multiphysics Analysis: Provides robust multiphysics computational software for electromagnetics, thermal, power and signal integrity, using the Cadence Clarity, Sigrity and Celsius solvers.
  • Mainstream and Advanced CFD: Provides all-in-one computational fluid dynamics (CFD) end-to-end workflows—from meshing all types of flow domains to solving multiphysics flow problems to advanced flow analysis post-processing—using Cadence Fidelity™ CFD Software.

The Cadence OnCloud SaaS and e-commerce platform offers just the right computational compute resources for industry meshing needs. Requiring minimal effort and with an easy transaction process, the platform is straightforward and provides an intuitive user experience.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Amine Ben Haj Ali, technical expert, Engineering at Bombardier


Cadence OnCloud is an industry game-changer with a suite of PCB/package design tools available anywhere, anytime at the click of the browser. With Cadence managing software installation, upgrades, and licensing, it enables us to focus on the design and problem-solving. The cloud paradigm also helps to scale and tailor compute needs based on the problem. Besides these, it enables seamless collaboration with different teams and external partners across the globe.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Jayaprakash Balachandran, senior technical leader, Hardware Engg, Cisco Systems, Inc.

Cadence OnCloud also eliminates the need for costly on-premises compute and server resources that require high levels of maintenance and operational overhead and consume high levels of power. With Cadence OnCloud, users now can scale and adjust their valuable worldwide resources for growing businesses and design project workloads. Together with AWS, Cadence extends its cloud leadership and offers the scalability needed for tens of thousands of users, who may not traditionally have access to advanced technologies.

AWS has worked closely with Cadence during the development of the Cadence OnCloud SaaS and e-commerce platform, which provides our mutual customers near-instant access to advanced system analysis and design solutions with the flexibility, performance and accessibility of AWS Cloud, we are committed to working with Cadence to help deliver a secure, efficient and high-performing environment for Cadence OnCloud customers.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Ian Colle, GM HPC and Batch Computing, AWS

Several Cadence OnCloud users have realized tremendous productivity benefits with the additional access to compute resources and the ability to virtually eliminate licensing and setup time. The scalability and flexibility of the cloud-based approach offers up to 10X run-time improvements compared with traditional on-premises environments.

The Cadence OnCloud platform and high-performance cloud computing infrastructure provides a collaborative, on-demand electrical simulation that is easy to implement, by giving our distributed teams access to the database and critical analysis software, we can significantly cut simulation iterations and help ensure product quality.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Miguel Rivas, EDA application analyst, Zebra Technologies

In addition, Cadence OnCloud allows users a familiar online shopping experience that many have come to expect, with instant credit card and ACH purchasing and packages in app form tailored to specific user types, skills, and needs. It is built on the highest standards of security with multiple layers of defense from the infrastructure level to the user level. In support of Cadence’s sustainability goals, Cadence OnCloud contributes to lowering the overall carbon footprint by enabling the transition of development tools from enterprise data centers to best-in-class carbon-optimized cloud data centers for which research has shown improved sustainability.

The Cadence OnCloud SaaS and e-commerce platform is a key step towards broadening cloud-based access to Cadence’s comprehensive technology portfolio in alignment with its comprehensive Intelligent System Design strategy, delivering the best overall user experience to its vast customer base.