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Posted on Sep 8, 2017
Watch our 20 minute demo to see how Constraint Manager for OrCAD can help you effortlessly specific, communicate, and track design intent.
Posted on Aug 31, 2017
See how Spero Devices uses MATLAB and PSpice Systems Option, a system level analysis solution to demonstrate their technology.
Posted on Aug 24, 2017
With everything from your cell phone to your teddy bear converting over to wireless, RF interference is a growing concern. Even if you aren’t transmitting, you may have RF sensitive circuits you need to protect—almost every wire becomes an antenna or receiver and the signals they can receive or transmit can degrade overall performance. This is true for all products, no matter how small or minor they might be.
Posted on Aug 10, 2017
Whether you’re a recent grad or just a newbie in the field, establishing ways to ensure your career is on the right path is essential. It’s not always as simple as doing your job well—how you approach your new position can be instrumental in your success or failure. While hard work is a key element to success, starting your career on the right path involves a little research and some focused effort on your part.
Posted on Jun 21, 2017
This week’s Working with OrCAD video, Copper, discusses and the many features Cadence provides designers when dealing with copper shapes in addition to a few design best practices. It covers how to add various types of solid copper elements, sectioning plane layers, etc. It also reviews the different ways copper can be added to a layer (dynamic, solid copper, or crosshatch) and the merging of copper shapes.
Posted on Jun 9, 2017
The newest incremental OrCAD release (17.2 2016 QIR3) is available now. In our effort to constantly be raising the bar, there are many new and exciting features now available including, but not limited to 3D Canvas enhancements in OrCAD PCB Editor. These incremental releases deliver new OrCAD features in between major releases and are available to all customers on maintenance.
Posted on Jun 7, 2017
This week’s Working with OrCAD video, Cross Section, will discuss how OrCAD can help you review design specs and determine physical requirements (i.e. controlled impedance high voltage nets, high amperage nets, etc.) to help you work more efficiently with your manufacturer to come up with a cost-efficient stack up or build.
Posted on Jun 7, 2017
This week’s Working with OrCAD video, Cross Section, will discuss how OrCAD can help you review design specs and determine physical requirements (i.e. controlled impedance, high voltage nets, high amperage nets, etc.) which can help you work more efficiently with your manufacturer to come up with a cost-efficient stack up or build. The video will also cover two different ways to enter the stack up information into your design either by manually entering the information into the setup cross-section dialog or via the IPC2581 standard— these methods help ensure your designs are accurate and can be repeatedly produced correctly.
Posted on Jun 2, 2017
“Throw it over the wall” has traditionally been the mindset when dealing with updates and changes between the ECAD and MCAD domains. As a result of this strategy, updates and synchronization points tend to be infrequent. When issues are found, design teams may need to walk back through a multitude of changes and design decisions to solve the problems identified. This approach is inherently inefficient and error-prone, leading to schedule delays and product development issues.

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