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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 Jul 6, 2017
This week’s Working with OrCAD video, DRC, will discuss how OrCAD can help easily resolve DRCs in your design. The video will cover how view DRC counts, review, waive, or fix them and reports you can execute which provide a secondary set of checks.
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 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 21, 2017
This week’s Working with OrCAD video, Routing, show you some additional beneficial setup points as well as show you the different routing options available. The video will also cover the simplest methods to add copper routes to designs, the bus router, and some helpful keyboard shortcuts.
Posted on Jun 14, 2017
This week’s Working with OrCAD video, Constraint Manager, discusses how the constraint manager constitutes the central focus point within OrCAD. This allows the designer to control the physicality of their design, making it the heart and soul of Cadence design products. In this video, you will learn how to leverage the constraint manager to create error-free designs, the four types of constraint sets, and net grouping within the system.
Posted on Jun 14, 2017
This week’s Working with OrCAD video, Constraint Manager 2, discusses how the constraint manager within OrCAD products constitutes the central focus point. This allows the designer to control the physicality of their design, making it the heart and soul of Cadence design products. In this video, you will learn how to leverage the constraint manager to create error-free designs, the four types of constraint sets, and net grouping within the system.
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 May 19, 2017
PCB Clustering for OrCAD provides the tools necessary for you to place components quicker, inevitably speeding up the design process by automating tasks that have traditionally been done manually. In a previous post PCB Clustering for OrCAD: AutoClustering™ we discussed the benefits of grouping components to provide initial placement of component groups into functional blocks – but this is only one of many capabilities PCB Clustering for OrCAD offers.
Posted on May 10, 2017
Moving a design from concept to a completed board is an involved process—especially when the design is outsourced—there are many opportunities for problems to arise. In order to mitigate potential issues, effective communication with your design partner is essential. This is where having a PCB design tool in-house, like OrCAD PCB Editor, can help. Having an in-house design tool can help you gain control over your design process, shorten your design cycle, and reduce overall costs. Still not sure how? Below we listed eight reasons having a PCB design tool in-house is a smart idea.

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