Posted on Apr 2, 2020
With many of us working from home, it is more important than ever to find ways to actively communicate with our mechanical counterparts. The first step is asking the right questions throughout the process. To help you avoid miscommunication, we have compiled a checklist of 10 questions you should be asking your MCAD team.
Posted on Oct 7, 2019
Many designs have been derailed by conflicts between ECAD and MCAD. Fortunately modern PCB design tools and practices have been developed to ensure MCAD and ECAD can stay in sync. Join the experts at EMA and learn how your designs function can be defined alongside its form to ensure overall product success.
Posted on Feb 12, 2019
Communication and collaboration during a project are vital to ensure your design is completed on-time, on-budget and as smoothly as possible. There are many aspects to manage in a design and many stakeholders, but who is responsible for what? This episode of Whiteboard Wednesdays will discuss PCB project stakeholders and their responsibilities throughout the design process.
Posted on Nov 13, 2018
Podcast Interview with the authors of The Hitchhikers Guide to PCB Design eBook by Mike Beutow with PCB Chat.
Posted on Nov 6, 2018
An overview of ECAD-MCAD Library Creator
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 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.”
Posted on Sep 26, 2017
We are continuously adding new functionalities to the OrCAD Interactive 3D Canvas. Now you can even visualize bending of a multi-zone rigid-flex design. You can view its folded state, conduct collision checks when the design is bent, and measure a selected path in 3D mode.
Posted on Sep 25, 2017
The OrCAD® 17.2-2016 Quarterly Incremental Release 4 (QIR4) is now available and adds significant new functionality to OrCAD 17.2. The latest features will help you to be more efficient in your product design cycle by improving the design for manufacturing flow, enhancing the Interactive 3D canvas, and adding more advanced routing features.