Know how your circuit works! Using Sensitivity Analysis of PSpice
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The first thing a designer has to be sure of is to thoroughly understand and know their circuit. This is first of the series of four posts where you lean about the PSpice Advanced Analysis capabilities that can be used … Read More

Imec and Cadence Tape Out Industry’s First 3nm Test Chip
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LEUVEN, Belgium and SAN JOSE, Calif., February 28, 2018 — The world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies, imec, and Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) today announced that its extensive, long-standing collaboration has resulted in the industry’s … Read More

Multiboard design in OrCAD
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Many products include multiple printed circuit boards. Bringing these boards together inside one enclosure and ensure they are connected correctly can be challenging. The following video shows you how you could manage such a task using OrCAD Capture: The separate … Read More

OrCAD 17.2 QIR5 is now available
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The OrCAD 17.2 Quarterly Incremental Release  (QIR5) is now available from support.cadence.com. The latest features of OrCAD help you to be more efficient in your product design cycle by improving the design for manufacturing flow, enhancing the Interactive3D canvas, and adding … Read More

Right-first-time design with the constraint-driven flow in OrCAD
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As engineers, we’re really good at finding mistakes. While it’s easy to find problems at the end, and frequent mid-cycle checks and fixes help shorten design cycles, it’s much harder to design right the first time. No matter how early … Read More

OrCAD PCB Designer Professional Overview
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Here we explore OrCAD PCB Professional. The suite contains Capture, PCB Editor, SigXplorer, STEP 3D engine, Design Re-use and much more. Click here to register for a full evaluation version

Getting it right at the design stage
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Like the technologies which sit upon them, printed circuit boards are getting smaller. While that has a positive outcome in terms of smaller products, there is a negative aspect. Increased component densities mean access to the pins on chips or … Read More

Cadence Achieves TÜV SÜD’s Certification of Automotive ISO 26262 Standard
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Cadence Design Systems, Inc. announced that it has achieved the industry’s first comprehensive “Fit for Purpose – Tool Confidence Level 1 (TCL1)” certification from TÜV SÜD, enabling automotive semiconductor manufacturers, OEMs and component suppliers to meet stringent ISO 26262 automotive … Read More

Raspberry Pi – Challenges in Designing a $10 Computer
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In this video, Roger Thornton from Raspberry Pi explains what challenges the team faced while designing for very low cost, and how Cadence tools made designing their latest model, Pi Zero W – a $10 computer, possible.       … Read More

Why Choose OrCAD?
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You’re proud of your work, and you should be. The work you do impacts all of our lives, but goes unseen by most. That’s why it needs to be perfect. As an engineer, designing PCBs is a core function of … Read More

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