OrCAD/Allegro 17.2 QIR 7 available
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We are pleased to inform you about the latest Quarterly Incremental Release (QIR) for the OrCAD/Allegro software that is currently available to our customers with a maintenance contract. This 17.2 QIR 7 consist a number of enhancements for Capture, PSpice … Leer más

Webinar: Common Highspeed Design Issues and How to Solve Them
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PCB design is always changing, and not for the easier. You’re constantly being asked for more; more tech, more productivity, more efficiency. Except for when you’re being asked for less; less cost, less time, less space. Managing all these design … Leer más

OrCAD Capture, PSpice Simulation, PCB Layout Design & Routing Software
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You’re proud of your work, and you should be. The electronic designs you create impact all of our lives, but go unseen by most. That’s why it needs to be perfect. You need to balance creativity, productivity, and old fashion … Leer más

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to PCB Design
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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to PCB Design, a timely and much-needed resource for electrical engineers seeking to understand the complexities involved in PCB design.   The role of the electrical engineer in PCB design is changing. EE’s are now being tasked … Leer más

Thermal Challenges for Industrial Machinery
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When you work out, you get warm. When it is hot out to begin with, and you are going as hard as you can, you get very warm. The same thing happens to the machines built for the heavy lifting. … Leer más

OrCAD Blog
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Want to know what is going on in todays Electronics Industry, have a look at the OrCAD Blog. Read more

Video Tutorial: Designing With OrCAD
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Just downloaded OrCAD Trial? New to OrCAD? These videos are for you! This complete guide will take you step by step, through starting your design with OrCAD, from schematic to PCB layout. Topic covered are: 1. Start a Schematic Project2. … Leer más

Developing Your PCB Design Ideas – in the Cloud
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I want to tell you a story about two PCB design engineers and how they were successful using a web-based schematic capture tool from Cadence. These PCB design engineers are taking a break and come up with this brilliant idea … Leer más

How To: HDMI
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High Definition Media Interface is a beautiful thing. Back when 1080P meant something, the HDMI spec entered the scene as an upgrade on the legacy trio or quintet of RCA cables. The number of legacy cables would add up quickly … Leer más

OrCAD Capture Cloud
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You never know when and you never know where inspiration will strike. Be ready, with OrCAD Capture Cloud. There is nothing to install and nothing to configure. Just fire up your browser and away you go. Click on following link … Leer más

Flex Circuit Cheat Sheet
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So, you think you might want to do some Flexible Printed Circuit layouts? Pull up a chair; there’s a lot to talk about. The first thing to know about FPCs is that they are almost entirely different from rigid boards. … Leer más

Grab a Coffee and let Optimizer in PSpice do the work for you!
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Anyone who designs complex circuits and claims they don’t use the Optimizer in their circuit design is most likely a super-genius with an IQ of 250. Read more

New Virtuoso System Design Platform for Next-Generation Custom IC and System Design
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The new Virtuoso platform addresses the advanced design environment challenges faced by today’s design engineers. Smart products are becoming very highly integrated with multiple components all on the same substrate or advanced package. These products utilize RF, 5G, photonics, heterogeneous … Leer más

Know how your circuit works! Using Sensitivity Analysis of PSpice
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The first thing a designer has to be sure of is to thoroughly understand and know their circuit. This is first of the series of four posts where you lean about the PSpice Advanced Analysis capabilities that can be used … Leer más

Imec and Cadence Tape Out Industry’s First 3nm Test Chip
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LEUVEN, Belgium and SAN JOSE, Calif., February 28, 2018 — The world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies, imec, and Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) today announced that its extensive, long-standing collaboration has resulted in the industry’s … Leer más

Multiboard design in OrCAD
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Many products include multiple printed circuit boards. Bringing these boards together inside one enclosure and ensure they are connected correctly can be challenging. The following video shows you how you could manage such a task using OrCAD Capture: The separate … Leer más

Getting it right at the design stage
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Like the technologies which sit upon them, printed circuit boards are getting smaller. While that has a positive outcome in terms of smaller products, there is a negative aspect. Increased component densities mean access to the pins on chips or … Leer más

Cadence Achieves TÜV SÜD’s Certification of Automotive ISO 26262 Standard
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Cadence Design Systems, Inc. announced that it has achieved the industry’s first comprehensive “Fit for Purpose – Tool Confidence Level 1 (TCL1)” certification from TÜV SÜD, enabling automotive semiconductor manufacturers, OEMs and component suppliers to meet stringent ISO 26262 automotive … Leer más

Reference Designs
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OrCAD Capture users now have access to comprehensive online component and reference design data available through Arrow (SiliconExpert) from within OrCAD Capture, so that you can deliver your innovative design to market faster with the right parts.   OrCAD Capture … Leer más

New Video on Virtuoso ADE Explorer, Assembler, and Verifier
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Hear what people are saying about Virtuoso ADE Explorer, Assembler, and Verifier. The comments capture the feedback, impressions, and excitement for the tools and highlight the importance of training for getting on track fast.       Curious?

Techweb: What’s a Memristor?
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Automobiles, virtual reality, medical devices all make our lives better. And they all need smaller, faster, lower-power processing.    Spero Devices is using the latest nanotechnology and CMOS devices in a new architecture to make it all possible.   To … Leer más

Starting with OrCAD Capture and OrCAD/Allegro PCB Editor – Tutorial for Beginners
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Feel free to watch Robert Feranec’s free tuturial on how to start with the OrCAD Capture and OrCAD/Allegro PCB Editor toolset. Download OrCAD LITE to experience the OrCAD flow yourselve.

Design Seamlessly Across Chip, Package, and Board
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Imagine that your design tools for IC layout and multi-die packaging were seamlessly coupled together. And your system-level design was managed by a single hierarchical schematic that included all your package/PCB layout parasitics. Suddenly system-level LVS and verification becomes a … Leer más

BQR fiXtress add-on for OrCAD
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The Ultimate innovative Design for Reliability toolset, addressing MTBF, Stress Derating Analysis and Schematic Review, for developing more robust products.   BQR’s fiXtressadd-on for OrCAD allows electronic engineers to design reliable and robust PCBs, shortening time-to-market, improving the design process … Leer más

Cadence Education Services Introducing Training Byte Videos
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Did you know we have hundreds of Training Bytes videos available on the Cadence Online Support site that you can watch free of charge for self-help? In 2016, we conducted a large survey amongst our customers to find out how … Leer más

Webinar: Combining MATLAB and Simulink with PSpice to Streamline PCB Design
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Presenter: Corey Mathis – MathWorks, Kishore Karnane and Alok Tripathi – CadenceYour electronic systems are becoming more complex, with PCB designs having tighter specifications for size, power and cost. These new design constraints are forcing engineering teams to co-design hardware … Leer más

OrCAD Capture Cloud – Most Innovative Software Product
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OrCAD Capture Cloud just received an Honorable Mention as one of the Most Innovative Software Products for 2017 in the Embedded Computing Design magazine. Check out this link

10 Top Reasons to Move Up to Allegro 17.2-2016 Release
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The Allegro 17.2-2016 release, the largest in the past 10 years, became available in 2016. Since 17.2-2016 includes a database change that usually happens with a dot zero release, many of you may be wondering when the right time to … Leer más

Raspberry Pi – Challenges in Designing a $10 Computer
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In this video, Roger Thornton from Raspberry Pi explains what challenges the team faced while designing for very low cost, and how Cadence tools made designing their latest model, Pi Zero W – a $10 computer, possible.       … Leer más

Switch to OrCAD
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No matter whether you are a startup company looking for tools to develop your first product or a large enterprise needing a better solution to improve productivity, selecting a PCB solution can be a daunting task, as there are so … Leer más

OrCAD/Allegro V17.2-2016 footprints
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Want to see which footprints are included with the OrCAD/Allegro 17.2 installation?   Click here to download the pdf file with the complete listing

Imec and Cadence Tape Out Industry’s First 3nm Test Chip
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LEUVEN, Belgium and SAN JOSE, Calif., February 28, 2018 — The world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies, imec, and Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) today announced that its extensive, long-standing collaboration has resulted in the industry’s … Leer más

Allegro PCB Symphony Team Design 17.2
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The Allegro PCB Symphony Team Design Option allows multiple users to work on the same design without having to split (partition) the design. By connecting users to a common Allegro database, this simple approach allows multiple PCB designers to easily work … Leer más

XJTAG DFT Assistant for OrCAD Capture
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Boundary scan, as defined by the IEEE 1149.x family of standards, is a technology which enables a JTAG-enabled Integrated Circuit (IC) to relinquish control of its pins to an external agent for test purposes. The logic required to do this is included … Leer más

OrCAD 17.2 QIR5 is now available
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The OrCAD 17.2 Quarterly Incremental Release  (QIR5) is now available from support.cadence.com. The latest features of OrCAD help you to be more efficient in your product design cycle by improving the design for manufacturing flow, enhancing the Interactive3D canvas, and adding … Leer más

Right-first-time design with the constraint-driven flow in OrCAD
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As engineers, we’re really good at finding mistakes. While it’s easy to find problems at the end, and frequent mid-cycle checks and fixes help shorten design cycles, it’s much harder to design right the first time. No matter how early … Leer más

New OrCAD Tutorial using OrCAD LITE
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Our colleagues Parallel Systems have produced a simple tutorial to help new users get an understanding of the functionality of the OrCAD software for schematic entry, circuit simulation and PCB layout. Whilst the Cadence OrCAD and Allegro tools are designed to solve … Leer más

OrCAD PCB Designer Professional Overview
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Here we explore OrCAD PCB Professional. The suite contains Capture, PCB Editor, SigXplorer, STEP 3D engine, Design Re-use and much more. Click here to register for a full evaluation version

Sigrity Tech Tips: Why the Best PCB Designers use Power-Aware Rule Checks
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This new Sigrity Tech Tip focuses on our differentiated “level 3” power-aware rule checking. Allegro Sigrity SI Base and Power-Aware SI Option from Cadence are demonstrated. Sigrity technologists guide you step by step on how to utilize power-aware electric rule … Leer más

Ensuring Reliable Products with New Rigid-Flex Design Rules
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We are pleased to report that through the great work from Hemant Shah and Ed Hickey, Cadence won the cover article for THE magazine covering the upcoming PCB West 2016 show. The article gives us an overview of using both … Leer más

Why Choose OrCAD?
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You’re proud of your work, and you should be. The work you do impacts all of our lives, but goes unseen by most. That’s why it needs to be perfect. As an engineer, designing PCBs is a core function of … Leer más

Cadence Debuts PSpice Web Portal and Ecosystem
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We are very excited to announce the launch of PSpice.com a new user-community web portal that lets designers, partners and students access materials related to PSpice analog and mixed-signal simulation and analysis in one central location. The PSpice.com portal includes … Leer más

An Ounce of DFM Error Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure
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Manufacturability is a fundamental requirement for all your designs. A traditional design for manufacturing (DFM) flow consists of numerous groups with fabricators or internal signoff groups. You waste materials and time, and risk missing launch dates with every respin.Prevention is always … Leer más

Sigrity Tech Tip: How PCB Designers Can Find and Fix Power Integrity Problems
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Learn about Allegro Sigrity PI through a demonstration. Sigrity technologists will show how PCB Designers are empowered to solve basic PI problems early in the design cycle working cooperatively, but independent from Power Integrity Engineers. The demonstration will guide you step … Leer más

OrCAD 17.2 QIR4 available
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The OrCAD 17.2 Quarterly Incremental Release 4 (QIR4) is now available!The latest features of OrCAD help you to be more efficient in your product design cycle by improving the design for manufacturing flow, enhancing the Interactive3D canvas, and adding more … Leer más

Creating Rigid-Flex Designs? See How the OrCAD 17.2-2016 Release Can Help
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Spending excessive engineering time on flex and rigid-flex design creation? The OrCAD 17.2-2016 release can address these challenges as well as mixed-signal simulation complexities in IoT, wearables, and wireless mobile devices. With the latest release, you can shorten PCB development … Leer más

PSpice Advanced Analysis
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The PSpice Advanced Analysis simulation engines which are used in conjunction with core PSpice simulation, maximize design performance, yield, cost-effectiveness, and reliability. These simulation capabilities – Sensitivity, Monte Carlo, Smoke (Stress), Optimizer, and Parametric Plotter – help you deal with the problems … Leer más

How to model serial link interfaces using a cut-and-stitch methodology
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Sigrity Tech Tips: how to model serial link interfacesSigrity™ technologists guide you step-by-step on how to model serial link interfaces using a cut-and-stitch methodology. The methodology enables creation of 3D full-wave-accurate s-parameter models 10X faster than traditional approaches.  Watch the … Leer más

Building PCB CAD Libraries Sucks… (That’s why we did it for you)
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PCB libraries are a necessary part of any PCB designer’s life, taking hours of time away from other tasks you need to do to complete a project. Every day IC vendors are developing new and more complex chips to meet … Leer más

Where used feature and parts list import in new OrCAD CIP version
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The Component Information Portal offers Cadence OrCAD Capture CIS users a comprehensive, “off-the-shelf” CIS management environment that includes distributor integration and a component library with a pre-defined set of fields. To take advantage of the capabilities offered with the integration … Leer más

Complete IC Packaging Design and Analysis Solutions for Advanced Fan-Out Wafer-Level Chip Scale Packaging
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Cadence Design Systems, Inc. announced the availability of the industry’s only foundry-proven IC packaging design and analysis solutions for advanced Fan-Out Wafer-Level Chip Scale Packaging (WLCSP) and 2.5D interposer-based designs. The new capabilities enable the faster multi-chip integration that is … Leer más

OrCAD Capture Supports Intel Schematic Connectivity Format for Automated Design Reviews
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OrCAD Capture now provides export capability for Intel Schematic Connectivity Format (ISCF), targeted at automating Intel-based design reviews. ISCF was developed by Intel to streamline the collaboration process with its customers. Intel worked with Cadence to develop a direct ISCF … Leer más

Bidirectional integration of OrCAD/Allegro with any MCAD tool
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This integration is already available with the introduction of our release 17.2 hotfix S019 and this improvement provides a seamless integration with MCAD tools for PCB Designers using OrCAD/Allegro PCB Editor.  So now you can: Push updates directly from OrCAD to … Leer más

Arrow Electronics and Cadence Technologies have Collaborated
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Arrow Electronics and Cadence Technologies have collaborated to help enrich the OrCAD Capture user experience. This alliance will accelerate the development of designs for engineers; allowing products to reach the market faster and become more affordable for the consumer. The … Leer más

Altium translator available
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With the latest OrCAD/Allegro ISR 16.6.064, an Altium translator is available for all OrCAD/Allegro customers. OrCAD/Allegro users can now translate their Altium designs easily into OrCAD and Allegro. The translator is included in every product license, no extra license or installation is … Leer más

Are You Drowning in Data?
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Data management was so much simpler during the days of Mylar and Bishop Graphics tape. Data was handwritten. All you had to do was keep track of your paperwork and you were golden. Now, you’re all much more productive, but … Leer más

OrCAD® 17.2-2016 QIR #3 is now available
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The newest OrCAD® 17.2-2016 Quarterly Incremental Release (QIR), QIR #3 is now available! Check out the new interactive 3D canvas in OrCAD PCB Designer and many more new features and enhancements in OrCAD Capture! QIRs deliver new OrCAD features in between major releases. … Leer más

OrCAD Component Information Portal
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    The Component Information Portal (CIP) offers Cadence OrCAD Capture CIS users a comprehensive, “off-the-shelf” CIS management environment that includes distributor integration and a component library with a pre-defined set of fields. The distributor integration provided by the Component … Leer más

New PSpice Advanced Analysis User Interface
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PSpice Advanced Analysis (PSpice AA) offers users the most complete analysis of design reliability and manufacturability, which are way beyond conventional SPICE analysis capabilities.  The new enhancements in PSpice AA allow users to run PSpice AA on existing designs without … Leer más

Whats new in OrCAD/Allegro PCB Editor Release 16.6-2015
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In the listing below you will find an overview of the new features in OrCAD/Allegro PCB Editor Release 16.6-2015. Depending whether you are using Standard, Professional or Designer you will gain the following extra features by upgrading to Release 16.6-2015. OrCAD … Leer más

Updated 16.6-2015 Release Footprints Library
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The new 16.6-2015 release comes with an updated ready to use footprint library. In total over 750 footprints are available. Download here a complete listing of all footprints

OrCAD/Allegro 16.6-2015 Release Available For Download
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The OrCAD/Allegro 16.6-2015 Release is now available for download for our valued maintenance customers.   Five new optional OrCAD products and three key feature updates are available with the OrCAD/Allegro 16.6-2015 Release. The expanded OrCAD portfolio enables greater product creation … Leer más

OrCAD Captures the Cloud
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OrCAD Cloud – The power of OrCAD without a single download Arrow and Cadence have partnered up to bring you a new and innovative way to design circuits. Using Cadence’s OrCAD schematic capture tool and Arrow.com’s extensive part library, this … Leer más

OrCAD 16.6-2015 Release Sneak Peek
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As we celebrate the 30th anniversary of OrCAD® and 30 years of continued investment and innovation of OrCAD technology, our newest release – OrCAD 16.6-2015 – will soon be available. New advanced high-speed features now include minimum / maximum and … Leer más

OrCAD 16.6-2015 30th Anniversary Release
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Cadence Design Systems, Inc. announced five new OrCAD® products and three key feature updates as it celebrates 30 years of continued OrCAD design and innovation. The expanded OrCAD portfolio enables greater product creation efficiency by delivering additional high-speed design capabilities … Leer más

Ultra Librarian for OrCAD
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PCB design engineers are often forced to leave their native CAD program in order to create or search for parts. Having multiple windows switching between different platforms can be time consuming, tedious and increase the rate of errors in the … Leer más

Cadence’s Brad Griffin Digs Deep Into DDR
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The PCB Design Magazine guest editor Kelly Dack stopped by the Cadence Design Systems booth at DesignCon 2015, where he sat down with Product Marketing Manager Brad Griffin to discuss Cadence’s advanced PCB design and signal integrity tools, and the … Leer más

Routing and tuning DDR4 interfaces in 1/4th the time
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Bill Munroe, principal PCB designer in Cavium’s Post-Silicon Group, talks about how the Allegro TimingVision technology helped his team achieve 4X faster timing closure on DDR3 and DDR4 memory subsystems. Routing boards with high-speed interfaces had been a time-consuming, manual … Leer más

Using OrCAD Documentation Editor
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This video will show how to use Document templates within OrCAD Documentation Editor (BluePrint) to automate and speed up the creation of PCB Document sets.

PSpice Simulink Integration
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Verify your design from concept to product realisation The integration of Cadence PSpice with MathWorks MATLAB and Simulink provides a complete system-level simulation solution for PCB design and implementation. Customers can now utilize PSpice for analog/mixed-signal simulation and perform MATLAB/Simulink … Leer más

Accelerate Your PCB Designs with OrCAD/Allegro 17.2-2016
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Stay current with improvements in Cadence PCB 17.2-2016 ReleasePCB is a never ending cycle—the sooner you can finish one design, the sooner you can get started on the next. Join our webinar and learn how the latest advancements in Cadence® … Leer más

17.2-2016 QIR1: OrCAD introduces new interactive 3D canvas
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Finished your PCB layout design but not sure if all the components in your design will fit into the enclosure? You can now easily detect component enclosure collisions in the early PCB design stage with OrCAD Interactive 3D canvas. Design your … Leer más

Boost Your Circuit Simulation Performance With PSpice Engine
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Filters, amplifiers, linear and switched-mode power supplies, and other analog/mixed-signal designs require rigorous verification and analysis to ensure that they will perform to their design specifications. When violation of component operating limits cause failures, or component value (or parameter) variations … Leer más

PSpice Simulation with Arduino-driven Sensors
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Watch the short video on how you can simulate a design with the existing hardware. This example explains how to develop new hardware in OrCAD® and integrate the simulation using PSpice with real sensors driven by an Arduino board. With … Leer más

Over 12,000 Reference Designs Now Available to OrCAD Capture Users
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Powered by industry-leading electronic components supplier Arrow®, Capture users now have access to comprehensive online component and reference design data available through Arrow (SiliconExpert) from within OrCAD Capture, so that you can deliver your innovative design to market faster with … Leer más

CB Distribution lanza su nueva web
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Estamos contentos de anunciaros la creación de nuestra nueva web, así como el nuevo logo de CB Distribución. Llegó el momento de cambiar la anterior basada en html y empezar a utilizar un Sistema de Gestión de Contenidos. Por favor, … Leer más

OrCAD 17.2- 2016 Flex and Rigid Flex Technologies
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Cadence Expands OrCAD Solution to Address Flex and Rigid-Flex Design Challenges for IoT, Wearables and Mobile DevicesTo enable a faster and more efficient flex and rigid-flex design creation critical to IoT, wearables and wireless devices, the OrCAD 17.2-2016 portfolio enables … Leer más

OrCAD/Allegro 17.2-2016 Release available
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Cadence Expands OrCAD Solution to Address Flex and Rigid-Flex Design Challenges for IoT, Wearables and Mobile DevicesCadence Design Systems announced new capabilities for OrCAD® Capture, PSpice® Designer and PCB Designer 17.2-2016 that address challenges with flex and rigid-flex design as … Leer más

OrCAD DFM Checker is here!
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OrCAD DFM Checker provides comprehensive, easy to use PCB manufacturing analysis technology that identifies specific design issues that may have an adverse effect on PCB fabrication. Designs that pass standard design rule verification may unknowingly contain critical issues that could … Leer más

OrCAD Technology Overview
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Watch this 3 minutes overview video which will give you all the feature highlights in OrCAD PCB Editor, OrCAD Capture and PSpice. 

Why do you need Electronic Data Management
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OrCAD® Engineering Data Management (EDM) is a comprehensive WIP (work in progress) data management environment for the OrCAD PCB design solution. Fully integrated within the OrCAD environment, OrCAD EDM lets your engineering design team take advantage of the time-to-market benefits … Leer más

OrCAD/Allegro Productivity Toolbox
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OrCAD/Allegro PCB Productivity Toolbox provides a suite of utilities focused on improving your PCB designer’s productivity by enabling or streamlining many design tasks that are common or emerging today. The toolbox utilities are integrated directly into the OrCAD/Allegro PCB Editors … Leer más

OrCAD Sigrity ERC (Electrical Rules Check)
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OrCAD Sigrity ERC (Electrical Rules Check) is a new product that goes beyond physical DRC checks and helps to improve the overall quality of your PCB design. It enables PCB designers or electrical engineers to screen a PCB design for … Leer más

Happy Birthday, OrCAD!
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Since its founding in 1985, OrCAD technology has been at the forefront of PC-based EDA tools with industry-leading products for schematic capture such as OrCAD Capture and PSpice® simulation. Over the years, OrCAD products have helped countless engineers and electronics … Leer más