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.
Posted on Jul 18, 2017
This video will walk you through creating an intelligent PDF using OrCAD Capture.
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 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.