Posted on Jul 31, 2018
Running traces over voids and split planes can cause impedance and noise control issues. Signal traces must be routed over an uninterrupted copper plane to ensure continuous loop or return path current. However, by automatically identifying problem traces, you can eliminate the need for time consuming, error-prone manual scanning on every layer of the board. OrCAD helps you do this with Segment Over Void detection. Now, problem traces are reported with the click of a button and highlighted for your review.
Posted on Jul 31, 2018
Resolving length matching issues can be difficult and time consuming, especially on densely populated boards when space is in high-demand. However, by automating this process you can save time and focus on other aspects of the design. OrCAD Interactive Delay Tuning can help. A real-time pop up meter allows you to see when the required trace length has been achieved. Choose from sawtooth, trombone, or accordion. Select the trace and watch the meter as the delay tune is added. The meter will turn green when the desired length is met. Save time and money with Interactive Delay tuning in OrCAD PCB Designer.
Posted on Jul 31, 2018
Matching trace lengths for large-bit buses and differential pairs in your design is vital. However, this can be a tedious process and mismatched lengths can result in signal quality and integrity issues. Signals may need to be synchronized with clocks and unmatched differential pairs create additional noise. Any of these issues can be detrimental to your design. However, by automating the process you can improve signal quality and reduce time and errors, allowing you to focus on more important aspects of the design. OrCAD helps you do this with constraints for Net Groups. Create Constraints for minimum and maximum propagation delay in mils, nanoseconds or percentage. Or set constraints for total etch length. Create Net Groups and assign the constraints to all the nets in a group. Analyze the constraints without ever leaving the Constraint Manager. DRC Markers flag any incorrect lengths in real-time. Eliminate the need to check each individual net with OrCAD PCB Designer.
Posted on Jul 24, 2018
Getting arcs equally spaced when routing a bus around a curved, flex circuit is not easy. With routing software offering a grid-based approach, this often leads to sloppy spacing and inadequate contour routing. However, with OrCAD contour etch routing, the software understands you are routing a bus with a unique contour and gives you the ability to specify the spacing between each one. This allows it routes to be completed uniformly and correctly spaced, all while performing DRC checks along the way to ensure you are adhering to set rules.
Posted on Jul 2, 2018
Flex PCB design has many advantages. In fact, the global market for flex/rigid-flex boards more than doubled in the past 4 years alone. Along with those benefits come new design challenges that weren’t present in “standard” 2D PCBs. Learn about common flex design issues and how to design to help you catch them before they become a problem. Become a flex PCB design master with tips from the experts at EMA in this webinar.
Posted on Jun 13, 2018
Prevent time-to-market delays by identifying manufacturing issues before they become a costly mistake. It’s not uncommon for designs to be submitted to manufacturing only to have problems identified that require design reworking and re-submission. This results in lost production time, schedule delays, and recurring tooling costs. What if you could identify DFM problems as you design and fix them when they happen? This webinar will help show you how to spot and fix troublesome DFM issues in-design before they ever become a problem.
Posted on May 14, 2018
With OrCAD it is easy to manage board materials and communicate your design stack-ups effectively to your manufacturer.
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Posted on Mar 20, 2018
As online communities continue to grow in popularity, it is important to remember nothing beats human interaction. Attending live user conferences like CDNLive! Silicon Valley provide a much-needed change of pace from the typical day-to-day office life. User conferences help to improve productivity, spark innovation, and gain insider information on the future of the industry. As an attendee of CDNLive! you will hear from industry leaders and visionaries who influence the global electronics marketplace, participate in a variety of exclusive interactive techtorials, and make lifetime connections with peers along the way.