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Posted on Mar 22, 2022
Producing accurate manufacturing data is an essential part the PCB design process. It often includes the creation of several drawings and documents to effectively communicate information required to manufacture and assemble the PCB. This manual creation process includes several steps which may seem tedious or inconvenient at times but is a critical piece of creating a great product.
Posted on Feb 25, 2022
Differential pairs are becoming increasingly prevalent in today’s designs and incorrect implementation will have detrimental effects on signal integrity. Creating an effective differential pair can be difficult, as they must adhere to specific rules. In this post, we’ll provide five tips for defining and routing these crucial differential pairs in your PCB designs.
Posted on Feb 17, 2022
Read on to see why Susy Webb believes DFM is an important topic to discuss and to learn more about her upcoming webinar workshop with PCB2DAY, Best DFM Practices for Board Engineers.
Posted on Feb 19, 2021
In a world that is constantly changing, so too is the world of PCB. As new engineers enter the field, it is important for them to know all the ins and outs of their career path to succeed.
Posted on Jul 11, 2019
During design the only constant is change. See how OrCAD provides real-time revision control and file management to ensure you are always working on the latest and greatest and always have access to your file history when needed.
Posted on Jun 19, 2019
A brief overview of why design for test is important with a focus on what JTAG testing is and when it makes sense to utilize it.
Posted on Jun 10, 2019
PCB Part placement is a very important part of the design process as it will drive the success of the entire project. Part Placement effects everything from manufacturing to electrical performance. This episode of Whiteboard Wednesdays will go over how placement can be achieved with a few simple steps as well as how should part placement be decided and what factors need to be considered.
Posted on Jun 10, 2019
Automatically generate a report that compares footprints versions placed on the board to the corresponding footprint found in your promoted library- verifying all parts are up to date.
Posted on Jun 10, 2019
Reduce errors and save time with approved parts in OrCAD Engineering Data Management. Import schematic symbols, PCB footprints and pad stacks. Once components are approved, parts are promoted and shared with multiple users in a centralized library--which can be associated with one or multiple projects.
Posted on May 24, 2019
Ensuring consistency with multiple engineers for all your designs can be an overwhelming task. With OrCAD Engineering Data Management, you can now include your company’s templates as part of generating a new data-managed project. By including templates in OrCAD Engineering Data Management, you can eliminate the need for design set up and create a standard format for you company’s designs, increasing consistency and productivity throughout your entire design team.

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