Posted on Jan 2, 2018
It’s that time of year again where we here at EMA stop to look at what content our readers found the most helpful. We have covered numerous topics this year from quick tutorials to top 10 lists (and even cheat sheets). As we approach the new year, we wanted to pull together our 10 most popular posts—helping you get 2018 started on the best possible foot with OrCAD.
Posted on Dec 28, 2017
Posted on Dec 11, 2017
We know this time of year can be particularly stress-filled for our customers with end-of-year deadlines, and paperwork in addition to their home holiday preparations. Every year around this time, we try to host a fun contest to get your minds off the stress of the season and get your creative juices flowing. This year is a take on a traditional holiday song, “12 days of Christmas”. For this contest, give us your best Electrical Engineering rendition of this song to win one of Four Prizes!
Posted on Nov 27, 2017
Managing all the facets of PCB design data can be a difficult task to tackle. As the electronics market continues to thrive, circuits have become more complex with shorter design cycles and less room for error. As a result, the old ways of managing PCB design data and communicating changes across the organization are no longer sufficient. In a recent webinar, Connecting OrCAD/Allegro with your PLM, we cover the growing complexities of data management and discuss ways to resolve issues through an integrated solution.
Posted on Nov 14, 2017
Posted on Nov 9, 2017
Our most recent webinar, Constraint-driven design with OrCAD Capture, provided attendees with an overview of Constraint Manager for OrCAD. It is a new option available directly within the OrCAD Capture interface and can help define and embed constraints at the beginning of the design process—ensuring they will be communicated clearly. In addition to the overview on constraint-driven design, Janine Flagg, one of our senior field applications engineers, provided an in-depth demo on the product and answered any questions attendees may have had.
Posted on Nov 1, 2017
The inclusion differential pairs within a design introduces a wide variety of concerns engineers need to be mindful of if they want them to be reliable. Differential pairs are prone to problems if routing requirements and other guidelines are not followed, therefore it is imperative they are done correctly and design rules are always defined and adhered to. To help you as you navigate these rules and help provide some clarity on the topic, we have created an infographic: The Anatomy of a Differential Pair.
Posted on Oct 19, 2017
In such an innovative and technology driven industry, why are you still defining and communicating constraints outside of your CAD environment? With Constraint Manager for OrCAD you can define and embed constraints initially and know that they will be communicated clearly throughout the design cycle.
Posted on Oct 6, 2017
In such an innovative and technology-driven industry, why are you still defining and communicating constraints outside of your CAD environment? With Constraint Manager for OrCAD you can define and embed constraints initially and know that they will be communicated clearly throughout the design cycle.
Posted on Sep 27, 2017
Setting up and implementing a constraint-driven design flow may seem like a daunting planning task, however spending the time upfront can save you hours (or even days) by preventing design mistakes. Proper constraint definition gives design teams a blueprint to work with making the PCB design process easier while eliminating the opportunity for errors, especially when passing designs to other members of your team. After all, Benjamin Franklin did say “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”