EMA Support Plus

EMA Support +

Get more value for your maintenance with exclusive benefits from the PCB Design experts at EMA

The 5-Star EMA Support You Know and Depend On Plus More

Improve your productivity, solve problems faster, and work more effectively with access to EMA experts, training, and technology to optimize your Cadence design experience. All available for FREE to active maintenance EMA customers.

Exclusive EMA Customer Advantages

With over 30 years of PCB Design and Cadence technology expertise the EMA team has put together the resources and tools you need to be successful. All included with your current maintenance at no extra cost.

EMA Toolkit

Improve your productivity, solve problems faster, and work more effectively with access to exclusive EMA technology to enhance your Cadence design experience.


Easily calculate the space on the board occupied by components and determine whether any larger components need be replaced during the schematic design with the CircuitFit app.

Highlight Part

Automatically color-code parts by a specific property (ex: lifecycle, availability, etc) on the schematic canvas to easily identify components with the Highlight Parts by Property app.

PCB Clustering

Complete the PCB layout quickly and efficiently with automatic clustering and placement of components using the PCB Clustering App.

Find in Design

Easily find every design where specific components are used by searching the design repository and sub folders with the Find in Design App.

CIS BOM Template

Quickly create the desired Bill of Materials from Capture CIS using predefined Excel Templates and the CIS Template-Based BOM App.

And More Coming!


EMA eLearning

Improve productivity by advancing your software knowledge. Whether you need a full training course or a quick tutorial on a specific topic, EMA offers multiple learning options to increase your efficiency. 


Learn at your own pace with self-guided, online training classes complete with videos, labs, and comprehensive training materials.


Ensure a solid foundation of OrCAD knowledge, validate your expertise, and gain professional credibility with OrCAD Certifications.


EMA’s workshops provide an in-depth training with interactive presentations, demonstration videos, and quizzes to elevate your knowledge and help you make the most out of your OrCAD software.

Quick Tutorials

Quickly learn how to perform specific tasks throughout the design process with step-by-step instructions and demonstration videos for OrCAD features.


EMA Knowledgebase

Leverage our 30 years of supporting Cadence products with our comprehensive solution knowledgebase full of solutions, tips, and guides to help answer your questions fast and accurately.


EMA Offers

Get access to special offers and discounts as part of your EMA Support +



Offer Expires 12/31/22

Easy straightforward, bi-directional collaboration between Cadence OrCAD/Allegro and SOLIDWORKS

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Frequently Asked Questions

Since our start, EMA has built our business on being customer centric and ensuring we add value to help you be successful. As a result, we have been providing these kinds of value-add services to customers individually for years. The purpose of this program is to formalize these benefits and make sure they are available to all our users. We are really excited to share the plans we have for this program as we move forward. This is just the beginning….

Yes it is. All you need is to be an active EMA customer and you can reap the benefits.

Anyone who has an active license or maintenance contract with us is eligible to take advantage of this program.

The EMA toolkit can be downloaded at support.ema-eda.com. Fill out the request form and our team will send instructions ASAP.

Currently this program is only available to customers of EMA and our partners. If you would like to get access or have questions (or would like to participate) please contact us. We would be happy to discuss with you.

Fill out the form above and a team member will get back to you with more details. Stay tuned for more news coming from our training team.

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OrCAD PCB Design & Analysis Suites

OrCAD PCB Design & Analysis Suites provide the industry’s best mix of cutting edge capabilities and tremendous user value. With OrCAD suites you can be assured you have the technology you need to meet today’s toughest design challenges.

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OrCAD PCB Suites

OrCAD PCB Suites provide a complete Front-to-Back PCB design flow so you have everything needed to take your PCB designs from concept to production.


Complete Front to Back

PCB Design Flow


$299 / yr

Save over 50%


Advanced PCB Design for First Pass Success

$2,300 / yr

OrCAD For TeamsNEW!

OrCAD for Teams provides integrated file, library, and component management directly within your OrCAD PCB Front-to-Back Flow to streamline your design process and improve collaboration.

Standard For Teams

Complete Front-to-Back PCB Design Flow with File Management and Team Collaboration Abilities


$299 / yr

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Professional For Teams

Advanced PCB Design with Complete File, Library, Component Management and Team Collaboration Abilities

$2,300/ yr

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PSpice Designer Suites

All PSpice Suites Include:

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PSpice Designer

The Gold Standard in
PCB Simulation and Analysis

$2,400 / yr

  • Full Integration with OrCAD Capture
  • Analog and Digital Simulation Model Libraries
  • Model and Stimulus Editor>
  • Transient, DC Sweep, AC Sweep and Bias Point Analysis
  • Parametric and Temperature Sweeps
  • Component Stress Analysis
  • Mathematical Functions for Waveform Plots and Measurements

PSpice Designer Plus
*Most Popular*

Advanced Simulation for Improving Reliability,
Predictability, Yield, and Cost

$4,800 / yr

All PSpice Designer Benefits, plus:

  • Component tolerance analysis
  • Monte Carlo simulation
  • Optimizer
  • Parametric Plotter
  • MATLAB integration
  • System C/C++, Verilog A, Verilog AMS Modeling and analysis

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Integrated Simulation

Simulation Capacity
Up to 250 nodes

Open Architecture and Processing Platform

Full Integration with OrCAD Capture

Schematic Probe Assignment

Checkpoint Restart Functionality

Real-Time Failure and Warning Detection

Color Coded Simulation Results

Bias Point Results within the Schematic

Multi-core Engine Support

Auto-convergence Engine

IBIS/DML Model Support

Export Simulation and Graphical Results

Libraries and Modeling

Multi-Vendor Models

Digital Device Libraries

Basic Analog Libraries

Modeling Apps

Analog Behavioral Models

Advanced Analog Libraries

Model Editor

Stimulus Editor

Magnetic Parts Editor

SystemC/C++, Verilog A, Verilog AMS Modeling and Analysis

Advanced Mixed-Signal Simulation

Multiple Simulation Types

Parametric Sweep

Temperature Sweep

Worst-Case timing


Component Stress

Monte Carlo


Component Tolerance

Parametric Plotter

Electromechanical Systems (MATLAB Integration)

Analysis & Reporting

Customizable Waveform Window

Last Plot Viewing

Built-in Functions for Complex Waveform Measurements

Waveform Plots for Real and Complex Functions

Expanded Set of Mathematical Functions

Interactive Waveform Viewer and Analyzer

Built to Scale With You

Only pay for what you need today, then seamlessly scale your design platform to meet the challenges of tomorrow. Have questions? See our FAQ.

Advanced SPICE Simulation & Analysis

Optimize designs and improve reliability, predictability, yield, and cost with complete circuit simulation and verification.

Team Component Library Management

Easily manage part creation and verification throughout your team with a centralized part database.

Design Data Management

Verify design data with revision control for schematic, PCB, and components. Communicate, track changes, and ensure accurate and efficient team collaboration without leaving the design environment. 

Advanced, Rules-Driven Design

Quickly define requirements for critical nets (such as DDR) and drive this data into PCB implementation for accurate and fast PCB layout and routing.

In-Design SI/PI Analysis

Go beyond geometry-based DRC and evaluate the entire design for impedance discontinuities, excessive crosstalk, return path discontinuities, and more.

RF Microwave Design and Analysis

Model, simulate, and verify all aspects of designs, including: RF/microwave, complex circuits, packaging, and PCBs. 

Component Data and Compliance Management

Analyze components for availability, compliance, and reliability during schematic creation directly within OrCAD. 

PCB Library On-Demand with Verified, Pre-Built Components

A comprehensive, cloud-based library of millions of components with the ability to search, preview, and place quickly without leaving the native CAD environment. 

Seamless, Electromechanical Co-design

Streamline ECAD/MCAD collaboration with the only native, bi-directional connection between SOLIDWORKS and Cadence OrCAD/Allegro PCB.

Maximize Your PCB Productivity

Unique collection of PCB Editor routines that automate common tasks and help you complete your designs fast and with high confidence.

Easy, Collaborative Board Bring Up & Test

Revolutionary AR platform provides a single digital thread from design through test to enable fast and accurate board bring up and test.

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We make the transition to OrCAD easy with built-in translators for popular CAD tools such as Altium or Eagle for schematic and KiCAD, PADS, Altium, and Eagle as well as IPC-2581 files for PCB.

Yes! We offer a 30-day trial of the complete OrCAD Suite you can request a trial license here.

We offer a variety of training courses tailored to multiple learning styles and needs. You can learn  more about our training offerings by visiting our training overview page.

One of the many benefits of the OrCAD platform is its scalability. This gives you, the user, the ability to add-on additional functionality such as PI analysis, advanced SPICE simulation, data management, and advanced PCB design capabilities as needed. You only pay for the features you are currently using.

Since the Cadence PCB design tools use a common data structure it is even possible for design teams to have users leveraging different packages based on their individual design needs while still being able to collaborate and share common elements like libraries, models, and other IP.


  • Operating System: Windows 10 (64-bit) Professional, including dark theme mode; Windows Server 2012 (all service packs); Windows Server 2012 R2; Windows Server 2016.

  • Recommended hardware: Intel® CoreTM i7 4.30 GHz or AMD RysenTM 7 4.20 GHz with at least 4 cores, 16GB RAM, 50GB free disk space, 1920 x 1200 display resolution with true color, a dedicated graphics card supporting OpenGL, minimum 2GB (with additional support for DX11 for 3d Canvas), Dual Monitors (for physical design), Broadband Internet connection for some service, Ethernet port/card (for network communications and security hostID), Three-button Microsoft-compatible mouse, Supported MATLAB version: R2019A-64Bit (For the PSpice-MATLAB interface)


  • Operating System: RHEL 6.5 (64-bit); RHEL 7.4 (64-bit); SLES 11 SP4 (64-bit); SLES 12 SP1 (64-bit

  • Recommended Hardware: Intel® 64 (x64 or x86_64) compatible including i3/i5/i7 and r AMD Opteron™/Reyzen™, 8GB (or greater) system memory, 12 GB swap space, 10 GB (or greater) available disk space, TrueColor (65000 colors) required

  • Window Manager: Gnome

OrCAD uses a floating license model which allows purchased licenses to be shared amongst users (one active user per license available). This gives users the flexibility to best leverage their software and ensure consistent usage among potential users.

Licensing Methods

With this method a license is tied to the HOST (aka physical address) of a specific machine. This can be tied to a server or client machine depending on usage needs.

  1. Server: The license is hosted on a server using the servers physical address (HOST ID). User client machines can then connect to the server to access and check-out the license when in use. This allows licensing and access to be centrally managed. Users do need to be able to connect to the server to successfully check out a license with this method.

  2. Computer Host ID: The license is tied to the physical address of the user’s computer (HOST ID or NIC card). The user can then access the license on their machine. No connectivity to an external server is required. This may limit the ability to share the license though as the user’s machine would need to be on the network and active to be shared.

  3. USB Dongle: With this method a license is tied to a USB dongle. This allows the license to be easily transferred between computers and users.

We typically release approximately four updates per year. You can view a complete OrCAD Version History here.

OrCAD is offered in a perpetual or time-based licensing model. This provides users flexibility in how they plan to use and account for the software over time. Both license models include support and updates with initial purchase.

  1. Perpetual License: A perpetual license grants the license holder 99year access to the software (referred to as perpetual access). This license includes access to updates and support for 1year from the initial purchase. The user can then opt to renew their maintenance contract to continue receiving new updates and support going forward. If the user opts not renew maintenance the software will still function, it will just be locked at the last version they user was eligible for and they will not have direct access to technical support. 

  2. Time-based License: A time-based license grants the license holder access to the software for a specific period (1 year for time-based licenses placed through the store*). This license includes access to updates and support for the duration of the term. When the term expires the license and software is no longer available for use and another term must be purchased to continue access.

Users who are on maintenance receive unlimited access to our first-class support team. They can be reached by calling, 877-362-3321 Option 5 or by email at TechSupport@ema-eda.com.

Yes! Our OrCAD certification is included with select training courses for not additional cost. You can learn more about certification here.

Maintenance includes bug fixes, software updates, and unlimited access to technical support.

OrCAD PCB Design Suites – Teams

OrCAD PCB Design & Analysis Suites

OrCAD PCB Design & Analysis Suites provide the industry’s best mix of cutting edge capabilities and tremendous user value. With OrCAD suites you can be assured you have the technology you need to meet today’s toughest design challenges.

All PCB Design Suites Include:

Select License Term

OrCAD PCB Standard

Complete Front to Back PCB Design Flow



$299 / yr

Save over 50%


for Teams

$2,300 / yr

OrCAD PCB Professional

Complete Front to Back PCB Design Flow



$299 / yr

Save over 50%


ProfessionalFor Teams

$2,300 / yr

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