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Posted on Jul 10, 2013
OrCAD Capture provides a new feature called NetGroup, which offers an easy-to-use and more flexible method of connecting schematic symbols in complex designs using the concept of bundling and connecting signals/nets.
Posted on Jun 24, 2013
Selectively annotating reference designators can be a time consuming task. In OrCAD Capture’s new version 16.6, a feature has been introduced to tell the automated annotation utility that a schematic part has a reference designator that needs to remain unchanged throughout the annotation process.
Posted on Jun 11, 2013
Earlier blog entries on the EMA Blog introduced new features available in PCB editor 16.6 that enable efficient ECAD/MCAD collaboration (IDX) and realistic 3D visualization (STEP).This article will discuss some techniques engineering teams can utilize to ensure quick and accurate 2D/3D model synchronization.
Posted on May 13, 2013
Just a brief blog today to make sure you were aware that PSpice 16.6 now provides 64-bit data precision by default. This ensures a higher precision compared to the 32-bit data. For example, when a very small amplitude voltage is superimposed on a large voltage, the resulting voltage loses its resolution, displaying staircase waveforms. With 64-bit precision, for the same signal, a perfect ramp waveform is displayed.
Posted on May 12, 2013
Make Inductors, Zeners and Sources easily with the new PSpice Modeling Apps. If you have PSpice v16.6 with ISR 006 (Interim Service Release) or higher, you have all that is needed to run the new PSpice Modeling Apps available for free from Cadence on the OrCAD Marketplace.
Posted on Apr 16, 2013
After many years of using OrCAD Capture CIS, I hear this question quite often. “How do I customize my Capture CIS Part Manager view with different properties”. There is a menu item in OrCAD Capture CIS that will address this exact requirement. By adding addition properties to the Part Manager column view, the user can now see pertinent information and also direct this information out to a Part Manager report.
Posted on Apr 9, 2013
In previous versions of PSpice, example files could take a little bit of digging around to find. Now in 16.6, a new utility has been introduced to help new users learn about some simple circuits and easily pull up working examples.
Posted on Mar 29, 2013
Wouldn't it be nice if you could visualize your board and its enclosure in 3D from within OrCAD PCB Editor to ensure proper fit? Would you like to be able to see and approve proposed changes from the mechanical team before they are committed? Now you can. OrCAD PCB Editor 16.6 Update #2 provides a complete path for a collaborative, bi-directional ECAD/MCAD design flow.
Posted on Mar 22, 2013
Starting in 16.5 and continuing to the present version (16.6), you can perform signal integrity (SI) analysis from your OrCAD PCB board file using only your OrCAD PCB Professional license (no special SI licenses needed!) In this blog post I will show you how step by step.
Posted on Oct 25, 2012
I have been a user of Capture for many years and one thing that I needed as a user, and hear users ask about quite a bit, is a way to easily associate non-similar net names to a Bus. For example, the bus contains D0 thru D7, but has a strobe line(STROBE), or maybe a Clock (CLK). With a NetGroup you can associate any type of scalar, bus or even another NetGroup.

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