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Symphony EDA University Program

One of Symphony EDA's core goals is to assist in the educational development of electronic design engineers around the world. To make a real difference, we have formulated a University Program that is very straightforward, useful and affordable:

  • Our intent is to provide undergraduate and graduate institutions with the VHDL Simili simulation environment for an entire digital logic laboratory, and to enable advanced students to use our tools in their research endeavors. The software must be used for non-commercial purposes.
  • Each University LAB License enables 15 computers (Windows or Linux) with concurrent access to the full-featured VHDL Simili Professional Edition, using floating licenses managed by a computer designated as the license server. Note: We recommend a reliable computer or server that is not frequently disturbed to be designated as the license server.
  • The cost of a one-year, 15-seat University LAB License for VHDL Simili Professional Edition is US$1000. Institutions with larger labs may purchase multiple licenses for additional seats. Since University Licenses are created and processed manually, there is a $50 processing surcharge per order. Credit card orders are preferred as they can be processed faster.
  • The University LAB License is a one-year subscription allowing FREE tool upgrades downloadable from the Symphony EDA website. Universities will receive an invoice each year to renew their subscription(s).
  • Institutions that purchase a University LAB License must sign a Licensing Agreement prior to receiving and using the software. Use of a University LAB License for any commercial purpose is in direct violation of the Licensing Agreement. The software must be used within the campus where the designated license server resides. Students or professors needing the software for personal or commercial use outside of the university LAB must purchase their own licenses.
  • The University LAB License entitles an institution to technical support only via the primary and secondary contact persons designated in the License Agreement. We discourage individual students from contacting us directly.
  • Note that you do not need this license to use the FREE edition of VHDL Simili available on our website. However, Symphony EDA does not guarantee continued availability or technical support of the "FREE edition" license. Enrolling in the "University LAB License" will allow uninterrupted use of the software for the duration of the license.
  • Symphony EDA reserves the right to change the price and terms of this license. That said, Symphony EDA will strive to provide sufficient advance notice to all licensees before such changes take effect. Furthermore, such changes will not affect the terms of an active license until it is due to expire at the end of the licensing calendar year.

How to enroll: To get approved for a  "University LAB License" as described above, please contact university@symphonyeda.com to obtain the Licensing Agreement and University LAB License Order Form.



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