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Posted on Jul 25, 2016
The OrCAD/Allegro 17.2-2016 release, the largest in the past 10 years, became available in late April 2016. Since 17.2-2016 includes a database change that usually happens with a dot zero release, many of you may be wondering when the right time to migrate to this new release is.
Posted on Jun 24, 2016
See the many improvements have been made to the backdrill process in Allegro PCB Designer to assist the PCB designer in managing the backdrill vias/padstacks, route around the backdrill vias/padstacks with accurate DRCs, and real-time feedback.
Posted on Jun 24, 2016
Take a look at some of the enhancements added to Allegro PCB Editor in the 17.2-2016 release including tabbed routing, return path management, and enhanced arc and contour routing.
Posted on Jun 22, 2016
Allegro PCB Designer 17.2-2016 release provides two concurrent PCB design technologies to help your design teams collaborate effectively and achieve routing closure faster than ever before.
Posted on Jun 20, 2016
Flexible PCBs (flex/rigid-flex) make it possible to create a variety of products that require small form factors and light weight, such as wearable, mobile, military, and medical devices. As flexible PCB fabrication technology has matured in response to demands for smaller, lighter products, new design challenges have emerged. This paper discusses some of the key challenges to address and also introduces a new PCB design approach that enhances productivity through in-design inter-layer checks required to ensure correct-by-construction design.
Posted on Jun 15, 2016
The 16.6-2015 Allegro PCB Editor release introduces the interactive conversion of Orthogonal and 45-degree routed traces into a Zig-Zag pattern to minimize the Fiber Weave Effect in a Printed Circuit Board (PCB).
Posted on May 12, 2016
See how the new padstack editor makes building and editing padstacks a snap with enhanced support for pads with chamfered corners and donut shaped pads as well as improved communication with manufacturing.
Posted on May 9, 2016
See how OrCAD 17.2-2016 PCB design software handles the unique challenges associated with rigid-flex designs. New stack-up and cross section capabilities, enhanced rigid flex routing, placement, and even rigid flex DRCs make OrCAD the easy choice for rigid-flex design.
Posted on Apr 22, 2016
See a quick introduction to CircuitSpace and learn how this productivity tool can help you reduces PCB layout time by up to 50%.

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