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  • So, You Want to be a CAD PCB Layout-er

    So, You Want to be a CAD PCB Layout-er

    Knowledge workers are of the variety that knows and does something that their manager probably doesn't. Even the schematic capture experts struggle with the layout software. It has always been a...

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  • The Shapes of Things to Come

    The Shapes of Things to Come

    Once upon a time, the power would have an entire layer devoted to a single voltage domain. That would be the whole solution to making everything turn on. The definition of "everything" has changed...

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  • MakerFaire 2018: Making the Future

    MakerFaire 2018: Making the Future

    A circus of 3D printed robots, articulated metal squid, and giant, walking exoskeletons. Reflections of our time at Maker Faire Bay Area 2018.

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  • Manufacturing Matters

    Manufacturing Matters

    No two board designs are the same. We could run a thought experiment. Given a token complexity level of a generic board that mixes a bit of digital with a slice of analog, every PCB designer would...

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  • Notes from the Board Room - A day in the life of a Googler

    Notes from the Board Room - A day in the life of a Googler

    In my quest to become a world famous PCB designer, (stop laughing!) I've taken to putting my own words on the screen and sharing them here. My job is to enable design wins, period. It's a cruel...

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  • How Do Manufacturing Tolerances Work?

    How Do Manufacturing Tolerances Work?

    In July 2017, a rollercoaster ride in Ohio failed dramatically, killing one person and injuring seven others. The cause of the accident? Corrosion. Roller coasters must operate and withstand...

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  • What is the Cost of Field Failures?

    What is the Cost of Field Failures?

    We see it in the news frequently; a battery explodes, car brakes malfunction, electronic systems are hacked, a material inexplicably fails. Field failures are costly and unforgiving, necessitating...

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  • Oh Say Can You C?  – Grappling with the USB type-C Connector

    Oh Say Can You C? – Grappling with the USB type-C Connector

    I can honestly say that I was working on the USB-C protocol before USB-C was cool. Google was/is part of the specification development consortium. My first encounter was in early 2015 trying to...

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  • Signal Integrity Analysis of Serial Data Channels

    Signal Integrity Analysis of Serial Data Channels

    Overview of BER analysis for DDR4 Interfaces with SystemSI.

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  • DFM: Integrated Manufacturing Constraints

    DFM: Integrated Manufacturing Constraints

    Manufacturing rules are managed as constraints in the familiar constraints manager, coexisting independently with electrical rules which can have more or less constrictive constraints.

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  • Constraint Manager

    Constraint Manager

    An overview of OrCAD Constraint Manager.

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  • Interactive Routing

    Interactive Routing

    An overview of interactive Routing in OrCAD.

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  • DDR4 Power-Aware Signal Integrity Adopting Serial Link Simulation Techniques

    DDR4 Power-Aware Signal Integrity Adopting Serial Link Simulation Techniques

    An demonstration of BER analysis for DDR4 Interfaces with SystemsSI.

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  • Dynamic Unused Pad Suppression

    Dynamic Unused Pad Suppression

    A quick demonstration of dynamic unused pad suppression inside of Allegro PCB Editor.

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  • OrCAD Allegro Place Replicate

    OrCAD Allegro Place Replicate

    An overview of the Allegro Place Replicate feature.

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  • Ericsson Meets DDR and PCIE Specs While Avoiding Crosstalk

    Ericsson Meets DDR and PCIE Specs While Avoiding Crosstalk

    Learn how Ericsson meets DDR and PCIE SPecs while avoiding crosstalk.

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  • Serial Integrity Analysis of Serial Data Channels

    Serial Integrity Analysis of Serial Data Channels

    An overview of BER Analysis for DDR4 Interfaces with SystemSI

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  • Connecting to Agilent ADS for RF Design Quick Overview

    Connecting to Agilent ADS for RF Design Quick Overview

    See how to easily implement and verify your RF structures with our Bi-Directional interface to Agilent ADS.

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  • Multi-Board Electrical and Thermal Co-simulation using Sigrity PowerDC

    Multi-Board Electrical and Thermal Co-simulation using Sigrity PowerDC

    Cadence Sigrity PowerDC allows the users to predict the correct DC voltage drop based on the operating temperature of that region of the electronic product's printed circuit board. This demo will...

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  • Real-Time Coupling Analysis

    Real-Time Coupling Analysis

    Easily and quickly identify coupling issues without always having to rely on the SI expert.

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  • Hitchhikers Guide to PCB Design Authors’ Round Table with PCB Chat Podcast

    Podcast Interview with the authors of The Hitchhikers Guide to PCB Design eBook by Mike Beutow with PCB Chat.

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  • Allegro Symphony Overview and Demo

    Allegro Symphony Overview and Demo

    Concurrent engineering and distributed design let multiple designers work on the same PCB design in real time.

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  • Allegro PCB Crosstalk Vision

    Allegro PCB Crosstalk Vision

    Identify and fix crosstalk issues in real-time without ever leaving your PCB design environment.

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  • Allegro ECAD/MCAD Library Creator Overview

    Allegro ECAD/MCAD Library Creator Overview

    Reduce component library creation time for new packages by 60-80% while simultaneously connecting ensuring your 2D and 3D component models are in always in synch.

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  • DesignTrue DFM Ecosystem

    DesignTrue DFM Ecosystem

    Connect with the world's leading manufacturers to easily request and implement custom manufacturability rules. Learn more.

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  • DRC Browser

    DRC Browser

    Double check your DFM rules before signoff with a forced batch check of all rules for your whole design. If you do find something awry, it’s easy to locate and fix in your design.

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  • DRC Browser

    DRC Browser

    Double check your DFM rules before signoff with a forced batch check of all rules for your whole design. If you do find something awry, it’s easy to locate and fix in your design.

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  • DFT

    DFT

    Easily ensure test points are accessible in your designs.

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