Techweb: What’s a Memristor?
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Automobiles, virtual reality, medical devices all make our lives better. And they all need smaller, faster, lower-power processing.    Spero Devices is using the latest nanotechnology and CMOS devices in a new architecture to make it all possible.   To … Read More

Starting with OrCAD Capture and OrCAD/Allegro PCB Editor – Tutorial for Beginners
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Feel free to watch Robert Feranec’s free tuturial on how to start with the OrCAD Capture and OrCAD/Allegro PCB Editor toolset. Download OrCAD LITE to experience the OrCAD flow yourselve.

Building PCB CAD Libraries Sucks… (That’s why we did it for you)
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PCB libraries are a necessary part of any PCB designer’s life, taking hours of time away from other tasks you need to do to complete a project. Every day IC vendors are developing new and more complex chips to meet … Read More

Design Seamlessly Across Chip, Package, and Board
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Imagine that your design tools for IC layout and multi-die packaging were seamlessly coupled together. And your system-level design was managed by a single hierarchical schematic that included all your package/PCB layout parasitics. Suddenly system-level LVS and verification becomes a … Read More

BQR fiXtress add-on for OrCAD
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The Ultimate innovative Design for Reliability toolset, addressing MTBF, Stress Derating Analysis and Schematic Review, for developing more robust products.   BQR’s fiXtressadd-on for OrCAD allows electronic engineers to design reliable and robust PCBs, shortening time-to-market, improving the design process … Read More

Cadence Education Services Introducing Training Byte Videos
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Did you know we have hundreds of Training Bytes videos available on the Cadence Online Support site that you can watch free of charge for self-help? In 2016, we conducted a large survey amongst our customers to find out how … Read More

Webinar: Combining MATLAB and Simulink with PSpice to Streamline PCB Design
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Presenter: Corey Mathis – MathWorks, Kishore Karnane and Alok Tripathi – CadenceYour electronic systems are becoming more complex, with PCB designs having tighter specifications for size, power and cost. These new design constraints are forcing engineering teams to co-design hardware … Read More

Bidirectional integration of OrCAD/Allegro with any MCAD tool
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This integration is already available with the introduction of our release 17.2 hotfix S019 and this improvement provides a seamless integration with MCAD tools for PCB Designers using OrCAD/Allegro PCB Editor.  So now you can: Push updates directly from OrCAD to … Read More

OrCAD® 17.2-2016 QIR #3 is now available
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The newest OrCAD® 17.2-2016 Quarterly Incremental Release (QIR), QIR #3 is now available! Check out the new interactive 3D canvas in OrCAD PCB Designer and many more new features and enhancements in OrCAD Capture! QIRs deliver new OrCAD features in between major releases. … Read More

New PSpice Advanced Analysis User Interface
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PSpice Advanced Analysis (PSpice AA) offers users the most complete analysis of design reliability and manufacturability, which are way beyond conventional SPICE analysis capabilities.  The new enhancements in PSpice AA allow users to run PSpice AA on existing designs without … Read More

Cadence Launches Protium S1 FPGA-Based Prototyping Platform for Early Software Development
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The Cadence® Protium™ S1 FPGA-Based Prototyping Platform is the latest generation prototyping solution enabling early software development, throughput regressions, and high-performance system validation. It combines high-capacity FPGA boards, based on Virtex-Ultrascale FPGAs, with a complete implementation and debug software suite, … Read More

New Cadence support site released
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Cadence released its new online support website with google search engine and with new content like tutorials, training videos. Learn from this video how to get most out of it.    

10 Top Reasons to Move Up to Allegro 17.2-2016 Release
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The Allegro 17.2-2016 release, the largest in the past 10 years, became available in 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 … Read More

OrCAD Captures the Cloud
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OrCAD Cloud – The power of OrCAD without a single download Arrow and Cadence have partnered up to bring you a new and innovative way to design circuits. Using Cadence’s OrCAD schematic capture tool and Arrow.com’s extensive part library, this … Read More

Switch to OrCAD
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No matter whether you are a startup company looking for tools to develop your first product or a large enterprise needing a better solution to improve productivity, selecting a PCB solution can be a daunting task, as there are so … Read More

Ultra Librarian for OrCAD
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PCB design engineers are often forced to leave their native CAD program in order to create or search for parts. Having multiple windows switching between different platforms can be time consuming, tedious and increase the rate of errors in the … Read More

OrCAD/Allegro V17.2-2016 footprints
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Want to see which footprints are included with the OrCAD/Allegro 17.2 installation?   Click here to download the pdf file with the complete listing

Sigrity Tech Tips: How to Sign Off using a Power-Aware Signal Integrity Methodology
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Cadence Sigrity technologists guide you step by step on how to use the Sigrity Finite Difference Time Domain (FDTD) simulator to accurately predict the impact of simultaneous switching noise (SSN) in a system context. A PCB layout is directly connected … Read More

XJTAG DFT Assistant for OrCAD Capture
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Boundary scan, as defined by the IEEE 1149.x family of standards, is a technology which enables a JTAG-enabled Integrated Circuit (IC) to relinquish control of its pins to an external agent for test purposes. The logic required to do this is included … Read More

PSpice Simulink Integration
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Verify your design from concept to product realisation The integration of Cadence PSpice with MathWorks MATLAB and Simulink provides a complete system-level simulation solution for PCB design and implementation. Customers can now utilize PSpice for analog/mixed-signal simulation and perform MATLAB/Simulink … Read More

Allegro PCB Symphony Team Design 17.2
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The Allegro PCB Symphony Team Design Option allows multiple users to work on the same design without having to split (partition) the design. By connecting users to a common Allegro database, this simple approach allows multiple PCB designers to easily work … Read More

Accelerate Your PCB Designs with OrCAD/Allegro 17.2-2016
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Stay current with improvements in Cadence PCB 17.2-2016 ReleasePCB is a never ending cycle—the sooner you can finish one design, the sooner you can get started on the next. Join our webinar and learn how the latest advancements in Cadence® … Read More

New OrCAD Tutorial using OrCAD Lite
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Our colleagues Parallel Systems have produced a simple tutorial to help new users get an understanding of the functionality of the OrCAD software for schematic entry, circuit simulation and PCB layout. Whilst the Cadence OrCAD and Allegro tools are designed to solve … Read More

Sigrity Tech Tips: Why the Best PCB Designers use Power-Aware Rule Checks
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This new Sigrity Tech Tip focuses on our differentiated “level 3” power-aware rule checking. Allegro Sigrity SI Base and Power-Aware SI Option from Cadence are demonstrated. Sigrity technologists guide you step by step on how to utilize power-aware electric rule … Read More

17.2-2016 QIR1: OrCAD introduces new interactive 3D canvas
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Finished your PCB layout design but not sure if all the components in your design will fit into the enclosure? You can now easily detect component enclosure collisions in the early PCB design stage with OrCAD Interactive 3D canvas. Design your … Read More

Boost Your Circuit Simulation Performance With PSpice Engine
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Filters, amplifiers, linear and switched-mode power supplies, and other analog/mixed-signal designs require rigorous verification and analysis to ensure that they will perform to their design specifications. When violation of component operating limits cause failures, or component value (or parameter) variations … Read More

PSpice Simulation with Arduino-driven Sensors
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Watch the short video on how you can simulate a design with the existing hardware. This example explains how to develop new hardware in OrCAD® and integrate the simulation using PSpice with real sensors driven by an Arduino board. With … Read More

Ensuring Reliable Products with New Rigid-Flex Design Rules
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We are pleased to report that through the great work from Hemant Shah and Ed Hickey, Cadence won the cover article for THE magazine covering the upcoming PCB West 2016 show. The article gives us an overview of using both … Read More

Over 12,000 Reference Designs Now Available to OrCAD Capture Users
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Powered by industry-leading electronic components supplier Arrow®, Capture users now have access to comprehensive online component and reference design data available through Arrow (SiliconExpert) from within OrCAD Capture, so that you can deliver your innovative design to market faster with … Read More

Sigrity Tech Tip: IBIS-AMI Builder
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Here is a new Sigrity Tech Tip that focuses on the new System SI AMI Builder technology. Allegro Sigrity SI Base and the System Serial Link Analysis Option from Cadence are demonstrated. Sigrity technologists guide you step by step on how to … Read More

Cadence Debuts PSpice Web Portal and Ecosystem
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We are very excited to announce the launch of PSpice.com a new user-community web portal that lets designers, partners and students access materials related to PSpice analog and mixed-signal simulation and analysis in one central location. The PSpice.com portal includes … Read More

Sigrity Tech Tip: How PCB Designers Can Find and Fix Power Integrity Problems
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Learn about Allegro Sigrity PI through a demonstration. Sigrity technologists will show how PCB Designers are empowered to solve basic PI problems early in the design cycle working cooperatively, but independent from Power Integrity Engineers. The demonstration will guide you step … Read More

Succesful 17.2 User Group Meeting
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Our annual User Group Meeting was a great success. A great number of our Benelux users, active in various industries, visit the Allegro-OrCAD User Group Meeting in Nuland. During the day a number of new 17.2 features were presented and … Read More

Creating Rigid-Flex Designs? See How the OrCAD 17.2-2016 Release Can Help
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Spending excessive engineering time on flex and rigid-flex design creation? The OrCAD 17.2-2016 release can address these challenges as well as mixed-signal simulation complexities in IoT, wearables, and wireless mobile devices. With the latest release, you can shorten PCB development … Read More

PSpice Advanced Analysis
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The PSpice Advanced Analysis simulation engines which are used in conjunction with core PSpice simulation, maximize design performance, yield, cost-effectiveness, and reliability. These simulation capabilities – Sensitivity, Monte Carlo, Smoke (Stress), Optimizer, and Parametric Plotter – help you deal with the problems … Read More

OrCAD 17.2- 2016 Flex and Rigid Flex Technologies
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Cadence Expands OrCAD Solution to Address Flex and Rigid-Flex Design Challenges for IoT, Wearables and Mobile DevicesTo enable a faster and more efficient flex and rigid-flex design creation critical to IoT, wearables and wireless devices, the OrCAD 17.2-2016 portfolio enables … Read More

OrCAD/Allegro 17.2-2016 Release available
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Cadence Expands OrCAD Solution to Address Flex and Rigid-Flex Design Challenges for IoT, Wearables and Mobile DevicesCadence Design Systems announced new capabilities for OrCAD® Capture, PSpice® Designer and PCB Designer 17.2-2016 that address challenges with flex and rigid-flex design as … Read More

OrCAD DFM Checker is here!
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OrCAD DFM Checker provides comprehensive, easy to use PCB manufacturing analysis technology that identifies specific design issues that may have an adverse effect on PCB fabrication. Designs that pass standard design rule verification may unknowingly contain critical issues that could … Read More

How to model serial link interfaces using a cut-and-stitch methodology
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Sigrity Tech Tips: how to model serial link interfacesSigrity™ technologists guide you step-by-step on how to model serial link interfaces using a cut-and-stitch methodology. The methodology enables creation of 3D full-wave-accurate s-parameter models 10X faster than traditional approaches.  Watch the … Read More

OrCAD Technology Overview
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Watch this 3 minutes overview video which will give you all the feature highlights in OrCAD PCB Editor, OrCAD Capture and PSpice. 

Where used feature and parts list import in new OrCAD CIP version
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The Component Information Portal offers Cadence OrCAD Capture CIS users a comprehensive, “off-the-shelf” CIS management environment that includes distributor integration and a component library with a pre-defined set of fields. To take advantage of the capabilities offered with the integration … Read More

Complete IC Packaging Design and Analysis Solutions for Advanced Fan-Out Wafer-Level Chip Scale Packaging
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Cadence Design Systems, Inc. announced the availability of the industry’s only foundry-proven IC packaging design and analysis solutions for advanced Fan-Out Wafer-Level Chip Scale Packaging (WLCSP) and 2.5D interposer-based designs. The new capabilities enable the faster multi-chip integration that is … Read More

OrCAD Capture Supports Intel Schematic Connectivity Format for Automated Design Reviews
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OrCAD Capture now provides export capability for Intel Schematic Connectivity Format (ISCF), targeted at automating Intel-based design reviews. ISCF was developed by Intel to streamline the collaboration process with its customers. Intel worked with Cadence to develop a direct ISCF … Read More

Arrow Electronics and Cadence Technologies have Collaborated
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Arrow Electronics and Cadence Technologies have collaborated to help enrich the OrCAD Capture user experience. This alliance will accelerate the development of designs for engineers; allowing products to reach the market faster and become more affordable for the consumer. The … Read More

Altium translator available
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With the latest OrCAD/Allegro ISR 16.6.064, an Altium translator is available for all OrCAD/Allegro customers. OrCAD/Allegro users can now translate their Altium designs easily into OrCAD and Allegro. The translator is included in every product license, no extra license or installation is … Read More

Are You Drowning in Data?
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Data management was so much simpler during the days of Mylar and Bishop Graphics tape. Data was handwritten. All you had to do was keep track of your paperwork and you were golden. Now, you’re all much more productive, but … Read More

Why do you need Electronic Data Management
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OrCAD® Engineering Data Management (EDM) is a comprehensive WIP (work in progress) data management environment for the OrCAD PCB design solution. Fully integrated within the OrCAD environment, OrCAD EDM lets your engineering design team take advantage of the time-to-market benefits … Read More

OrCAD/Allegro Productivity Toolbox
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OrCAD/Allegro PCB Productivity Toolbox provides a suite of utilities focused on improving your PCB designer’s productivity by enabling or streamlining many design tasks that are common or emerging today. The toolbox utilities are integrated directly into the OrCAD/Allegro PCB Editors … Read More

When PCB Design Rule Checks are not enough
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Our PCB Design Expert Erik Nijeboer published an interesting article in the Dutch Magazine Elektronica.   What if PCB Design Rule Checks are not enough? You can download the article here: Artikel CB Distribution – Elektronica Nummer 10 (2015)

GerbTool V16.7 Available! Support for More than Just Gerber
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You will be pleased to find that GerbTool includes an Import Wizard that goes beyond just importing Gerber data. Using the Import Wizard, you simply direct GerbTool to the location of your data, and it does the rest by detecting … Read More

OrCAD Sigrity ERC (Electrical Rules Check)
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OrCAD Sigrity ERC (Electrical Rules Check) is a new product that goes beyond physical DRC checks and helps to improve the overall quality of your PCB design. It enables PCB designers or electrical engineers to screen a PCB design for … Read More

Whats new in OrCAD/Allegro PCB Editor Release 16.6-2015
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In the listing below you will find an overview of the new features in OrCAD/Allegro PCB Editor Release 16.6-2015.   Depending whether you are using Standard, Professional or Designer you will gain the following extra features by upgrading to Release … Read More

Cadence launches new course on Virtuoso Digital Implementation
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Cadence announced the new release of the Virtuoso Digital Implementation v14.2 training course. This new course is recently updated and supports the latest features included in VDI v14.2 release. This new course has been condensed into a 2 day course. Virtuoso Digital … Read More

OrCAD Component Information Portal
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    The Component Information Portal (CIP) offers Cadence OrCAD Capture CIS users a comprehensive, “off-the-shelf” CIS management environment that includes distributor integration and a component library with a pre-defined set of fields. The distributor integration provided by the Component … Read More

OrCAD/Allegro 16.6-2015 Hands-on Usergroups
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The OrCAD/Allegro 16.6-2015 release celebrates the 30th anniversary of OrCAD and 30 years of continued investment and innovation of OrCAD technology.   New advanced high-speed features now include minimum / maximum and relative propagation, static phase differential pair constraints, delay … Read More

Updated 16.6-2015 Release Footprints Library
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The new 16.6-2015 release comes with an updated ready to use footprint library. In total over 750 footprints are available.   Download here a complete listing of all footprints

OrCAD/Allegro 16.6-2015 Release Available For Download
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The OrCAD/Allegro 16.6-2015 Release is now available for download for our valued maintenance customers.   Five new optional OrCAD products and three key feature updates are available with the OrCAD/Allegro 16.6-2015 Release. The expanded OrCAD portfolio enables greater product creation … Read More

Allegro PCB Designer Manufacturing Option
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What if you and your manufacturing partner don’t speak the same language? The Cadence® Allegro® PCB Designer Manufacturing Option gives you three ways to translate your manufacturing handoff into a successful new product introduction: Documentation Editor to speed your PCB … Read More

OrCAD PCB Editor Release 16.6-2015 Menu Optimization
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One of the OrCAD PCB Editor changes for the 16.6-2015 release is the new PCB menu optimization update. This update (applicable on to OrCAD PCB), introduces a vastly improved menu structure based on Channel Partner input, customer requests, and with … Read More

OrCAD 16.6-2015 Release Sneak Peek
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As we celebrate the 30th anniversary of OrCAD® and 30 years of continued investment and innovation of OrCAD technology, our newest release – OrCAD 16.6-2015 – will soon be available. New advanced high-speed features now include minimum / maximum and … Read More

OrCAD 16.6-2015 30th Anniversary Release
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Cadence Design Systems, Inc. announced five new OrCAD® products and three key feature updates as it celebrates 30 years of continued OrCAD design and innovation. The expanded OrCAD portfolio enables greater product creation efficiency by delivering additional high-speed design capabilities … Read More

Happy Birthday, OrCAD!
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Since its founding in 1985, OrCAD technology has been at the forefront of PC-based EDA tools with industry-leading products for schematic capture such as OrCAD Capture and PSpice® simulation. Over the years, OrCAD products have helped countless engineers and electronics … Read More

Cadence’s Brad Griffin Digs Deep Into DDR
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The PCB Design Magazine guest editor Kelly Dack stopped by the Cadence Design Systems booth at DesignCon 2015, where he sat down with Product Marketing Manager Brad Griffin to discuss Cadence’s advanced PCB design and signal integrity tools, and the … Read More

Routing and tuning DDR4 interfaces in 1/4th the time
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Bill Munroe, principal PCB designer in Cavium’s Post-Silicon Group, talks about how the Allegro TimingVision technology helped his team achieve 4X faster timing closure on DDR3 and DDR4 memory subsystems. Routing boards with high-speed interfaces had been a time-consuming, manual … Read More

Using OrCAD Documentation Editor
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This video will show how to use Document templates within OrCAD Documentation Editor (BluePrint) to automate and speed up the creation of PCB Document sets.

CB Distribution launches new web-site
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We are proud to announce the launch of our newly designed website together with the new CB Distribution logo. Time was there to retire the old html based site and start using a Content Managment System. Please send us an … Read More

New OrCAD Panel Editor
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OrCAD® Panel Editor intelligently automates the complex process of panel definition and documentation, simplifying the design process. This solution enables designers to quickly create electronic manufacturing documents that clearly articulate the panel specification and instructions for successful fabrication, assembly, and … Read More

Enabling Efficient Product Creation
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Product creation looks beyond chip or board design and considers the entire product, including software applications, mechanical enclosures, and the underlying electronics. The process of creating electronic products encompasses collaboration among team members that extends beyond authors and implementers, integration … Read More

Cadence Expands Sigrity 2015 Technology Portfolio
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Cadence Design Systems, Inc., today announced an expanded Cadence® Sigrity™ technology portfolio with the Sigrity Parallel Computing 4-pack and the Sigrity System Explorer, an updated power-aware system signal integrity (SI) feature, as well as flexible purchasing options for PCB and … Read More

Allegro/OrCAD Quarterly Update 7 available
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The latest OrCAD® / PSpice 16.6 release and recent Quarterly Incremental Releases provide significant new enhancements and capabilities in the areas of usability, speed, convergence, and performance. Highlights of QIR #7 include: Significant performance enhancement for PSpice PSpice multi-core simulation … Read More

Introducting three new OrCAD Products
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Cadence has announced three new additions to the OrCAD product line to accelerate the mainstream PCB design process and provide a significant boost to productivity and efficiency. The new OrCAD products include OrCAD Engineering Data Management (EDM), a comprehensive collaboration … Read More

Lattice relies on Cadence Sigrity tools
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Lattice relies on Cadence Sigrity tools Lattice is a global leader in delivering ultra-low power FPGAs for manufacturers of smartphones, small cell networking equipment, and industrial applications. For its customer base, fast time to market, low power, and low cost … Read More