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Posted on Jun 10, 2019
PCB Part placement is a very important part of the design process as it will drive the success of the entire project. Part Placement effects everything from manufacturing to electrical performance. This episode of Whiteboard Wednesdays will go over how placement can be achieved with a few simple steps as well as how should part placement be decided and what factors need to be considered.
Posted on Jun 10, 2019
You learned about impedance in school, but how does it relate to PCB design? This episode of Whiteboard Wednesday will discuss impedance and how to implement controlled impedance in your designs.
Posted on Jun 10, 2019
This episode of Whiteboard Wednesday will discuss Via Selection. This video will cover: - What is a via - The types of vias, what they are typically used for, and cost considerations - Why it's important to define via requirements at the beginning of your design.
Posted on Jun 10, 2019
Automatically generate a report that compares footprints versions placed on the board to the corresponding footprint found in your promoted library- verifying all parts are up to date.
Posted on Jun 10, 2019
Reduce errors and save time with approved parts in OrCAD Engineering Data Management. Import schematic symbols, PCB footprints and pad stacks. Once components are approved, parts are promoted and shared with multiple users in a centralized library--which can be associated with one or multiple projects.
Posted on Jun 10, 2019
In our last Whiteboard Wednesday episode, Best Practices for PCB Part Placement Part 1, we reviewed the general guidelines for part placement, however there are a few other factors that need to be examined. This episode will continue the discussion on Component Placement.
Posted on Jun 10, 2019
You understand the importance of controlling impedance in a PCB layout, but how is it accomplished? This episode of Whiteboard Wednesdays will discuss how to measure impedance.
Posted on Jun 5, 2019
In this webinar, you'll learn: Why your stackup is critical to overall design success Key elements that comprise PCB board stack-ups (power planes, balance, flex / rigid-flex, etc) Material selection tips and guidelines Considerations for determining the optimal layer count Determining impedance targets and how your stack-up affects your ability to meet your impedance goals How to leverage your stackup to ensure design accuracy and good signal quality with your CAD system An overview of embedding components and the costs/benefits
Posted on May 24, 2019
Ensuring consistency with multiple engineers for all your designs can be an overwhelming task. With OrCAD Engineering Data Management, you can now include your company’s templates as part of generating a new data-managed project. By including templates in OrCAD Engineering Data Management, you can eliminate the need for design set up and create a standard format for you company’s designs, increasing consistency and productivity throughout your entire design team.
Posted on May 24, 2019
Preparing your design drawing data can be a tedious and time-consuming task, often prone to typos and errors. With OrCAD Engineering Data Management, you can now transfer this pertinent design meta data automatically into the drawing format’s Title block for both your schematic AND PCB designs.

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