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Posted on Jun 16, 2014
EMA Design Automation (ema-eda.com), a full-service provider of Electronic Design Automation (EDA) solutions, today announced Component Information Portal™ (CIP) 5.0 – offering a tight integration with Cadence® OrCAD® Capture CIS and EMA EDABuilder® for a complete part search and new part introduction flow including automated symbol creation. “CIP 5.0 fulfills the automated new part introduction vision, EMA pioneered back in 2008,” said Manny Marcano, president and CEO of EMA. “Design teams now have a complete methodology to identify, manage, and define their part data, and it is all done within their design tool, OrCAD Capture CIS.”
Posted on Jan 24, 2014
PSpice comes with 10’s of thousands of library parts from many different vendors and regions. The sheer volume of parts that you are presented with can make it hard to find the kind of part that you’re looking for. If you know the exact number of the part you’re looking for that certainly makes it easier, but what if you just want to find something more generic without knowing the exact part number?
Posted on Dec 19, 2013
Most SPICE simulators are really good at simulating circuits and showing you what the outputs will be but, on their own, they don’t do anything to bring attention to components that may be stressed or overloaded.
Posted on Nov 4, 2013
Have you encountered hanging wires and overlaps with Capture wires and want to be able to find these quickly? With version 16.6, you can easily find these errors throughout your design using the custom DRCs.
Posted on Oct 23, 2013
Graphing the Open Loop Gain of a circuit can be a challenging and time consuming task in PSpice because of a few difficulties with the tool that have been overcome in the latest hotfix (V16.6 S017).
Posted on Oct 7, 2013
PSpice 16.6 now provides IBIS model simulation capability. This often requested feature supports: SPICE circuit generation for all IBIS versions, Support for V-T curves, Analog simulation of XNets (use Advanced Analysis tools for smoke analysis on bypass components).
Posted on Sep 30, 2013
Getting your circuit to give the results that you want can sometimes be a very difficult task. If you have specific behaviors that you would like your circuit to adhere to or if you have a set of data points that you’d like your output to match exactly, it can be challenging and time consuming to tune your circuit to meet those requirements. The Optimizer tool in PSpice Advanced Analysis makes quick work of these types of problems by using its solving engine to get right to the results that you need.
Posted on Sep 12, 2013
Have you ever had the need to see the actual OrCAD Capture page name, schematic name or other properties on the schematic page’s Titleblock? OrCAD Capture easily allows this!
Posted on Sep 10, 2013
Release 16.6 of OrCAD PCB Editor includes new enhancements to effectively manage shape operations.
Posted on Aug 28, 2013
Taking a step back from your board and trying to find out if there are any trace impedance issues or areas where coupling is too great can be a very difficult and time consuming task. Using the capabilities in Cadence’s new Sigrity tools can make this a very simple job.

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