Serial Link Signal Integrity Metrics

With Signal Integrity Metric Checking in Sigrity, engineers can evaluate signal performance and improve signal integrity. This workshop will use the SRC – SI Metrics Check Workflow to analyze crosstalk for serial link interfaces.

Electrical Rule Checking Workshop

With Electrical Rule Checking in Sigrity, engineers can evaluate signal performance, set rules to ensure devices perform as required, and analyze violations to improve signal integrity.  

This workshop will use the ERC – Trace Imp/Cpl/Ref Check Workflow to analyze impedance, coupling, and references for both nets and net groups. It will also setup rules and analyze violations for DDR skew and impedance.

PSpice DMI Model Creation Workshop: Digital PWM Controller using C++

While many SPICE models are provided by manufacturers or simulation software for analog and digital components, model libraries are rarely exhaustive. New components are constantly being developed with increasing diversity. In many cases, simulating these parts will require a more complex process. This course will discuss how to create a simulation model for a PWM controller using C++ and the Design Model Interface feature in OrCAD PSpice Designer Plus.

Constraints For Every Design

Today’s designs must adhere to certain rules to ensure functionality. While some rules will vary based on the technology utilized in the design, all PCBs have similar basic requirements. This course will discuss how to configure the rules required for every design, manage engineering change orders, and efficiently reuse rules to streamline the PCB design process.

Return Path Analysis Workshop

As frequency increases, any discontinuities or electrical imperfections in the return path can cause noise that is difficult to identify. Improve signal and power integrity by creating a robust and continuous path to ground with Return Path Analysis in Sigrity Aurora.

IR Drop Analysis Workshop

With IR Drop Analysis in Sigrity Aurora, easily evaluate the voltage drop across the PCB and identify where copper traces and pours need adjusting in real-time to improve power integrity. This workshop will walk through the steps required to perform IR Drop Analysis in Sigrity Aurora.

PSpice Advanced Analysis Workshop Level 2

This Advanced Workshop will teach you how to perform advanced analysis on your circuit simulations including Sensitivity Analysis, Monte Carlo Analysis, Optimization and Parametric Plotting. During this workshop you will:

  • Perform simulations to fine-tune component tolerances ultimately reducing design costs.
  • Optimize component values to guarantee circuit functionality based on measurements and curves.
  • View the effects of varying parameters on the simulation
  • Ensure production yield.

PSpice Advanced Analysis Workshop Level 1

This Advanced Workshop will teach you how to perform advanced analysis on your circuit simulations including Smoke Analysis, Worst-Case Analysis, and Monte Carlo Analysis. During this workshop you will:

  • Simulate component stress to ensure circuit behavior is within safe operating limits
  • View the worst probable circuit output
  • Ensure production yield

PSpice Essentials

This E-learning course uses an “explain”, “show”, and “hands-on” approach to teach the usage methodology and best practices for OrCAD PSpice Designer.

OrCAD PCB Editor Essentials

This E-learning course uses an “explain”, “show”, and “hands-on” approach to teach the usage methodology and best practices for OrCAD PCB Editor.

Quick Tutorial: Design Rule Checks

This quick tutorial is intended to provide step-by-step instructions on using design rule checks in OrCAD PCB Designer Professional. For this tutorial, use the provided design, DRC_Start.BRD, to follow along. To view the completed design, select DRC_Finish.BRD

Quick Tutorial: Constraint Management

This quick tutorial is intended to provide step-by-step instructions on using the constraint manager in OrCAD PCB Designer Professional. For this tutorial, use the provided design, ConstraintManagement_Start.BRD, to follow along. To view the completed design, select ConstraintManagement_Finish.BRD

OrCAD Capture Essentials

This E-learning course uses an “explain”, “show”, and “hands-on” approach to teach the usage methodology and best practices for OrCAD Capture.

Quick Tutorial: Fanouts and Vias

This quick tutorial is intended to provide step-by-step instructions on the capabilities of fanouts and vias in OrCAD PCB Designer Professional. For this tutorial, use the provided design, Fanout_Start.BRD, to follow along. To view the completed design, select Fanout_Finish.BRD

Quick Tutorial: In-Design Analysis

This quick tutorial is intended to provide step-by-step instructions on how to perform Impedance and Coupling Analysis in your design using OrCAD PCB Designer Professional. For this tutorial, use the provided design, In-Design Analysis_Start.BRD, to follow along. To view the completed design, select In-Design Analysis_Finish.BRD

Quick Tutorial: Interactive Routing

This quick tutorial is intended to provide step-by-step instructions on how to utilize interactive routing in OrCAD PCB Designer Professional. For this tutorial, use the provided design, InteractiveRouting_Start.BRD, to follow along. To view the completed design, select InteractiveRouting_Finish.BRD

Quick Tutorial: Shapes and Planes

This quick tutorial is intended to provide step-by-step instructions on shape creation and management using OrCAD PCB Designer Professional. For this tutorial, use the provided design, Shapes_Start.BRD, to follow along. To view the completed design, select Shapes_Finish.BRD

OrCAD EDM Training

This E-learning course uses an “explain”, “show”, and “hands-on” approach to teach the usage methodology and best practices for OrCAD Engineering Data Management (EDM).

How to Understand and Repurpose an Existing Design

Time to market is critical for any successful product to launch. Nowadays, it’s common to reuse portions of known circuitry to focus on developing new technology. Utilizing reference designs is a quick and easy way to repurpose verified circuitry and expedite your design process. This intellectual property often comes directly from manufacturers but the likelihood of matching exactly with your design specifications is slim. Understanding why design decisions were made will help you adapt reference designs to meet your needs and save precious design time. This course will perform a design review of a maxim integrated reference design to determine which design decisions are important, why they were made, and what to look out for when incorporating this circuitry into a new design.


OrCAD Capture CIS and CIP Training

This E-learning course uses an “explain”, “show”, and “hands-on” approach to teach the usage methodology and best practices for OrCAD Capture Component Information System (CIS) and Component Information Portal (CIP). Lab files are stored under the ‘materials’ tab.

Please note that in addition to making sure you have the software installed, you will also need to import the CIP Starter Database of parts. The Starter Database is required in order to align with the lab steps that accompany e-Learning lessons. Please follow the instructions included with this email to install the database parts. The attached zip file contains the PDF instructions plus the Starter_Lib.CSV file that contains all the parts. If you have any difficulties please contact EMA Technical Support.