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  • PCB Design for Manufacturing & Assembly

    PCB Design for Manufacturing & Assembly

    Before defining DFM and DFA and how to best utilize them, we explain the manufacturing process and the importance of optimizing this stage of PCBA development.

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  • Top DFM Issues to Check and Avoid During PCB Layout

    Top DFM Issues to Check and Avoid During PCB Layout

    Knowing and avoiding the top DFM issues is a requirement for efficient PCBA design and development.

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  • PCB DFM and Assembly Guidelines and Principles Explained

    PCB DFM and Assembly Guidelines and Principles Explained

    Following good DFM guidelines and principles based on your CM’s equipment and processes is essential for efficient PCBA development.

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  • PCB Design Process: Schematic to Manufacturing

    PCB Design Process: Schematic to Manufacturing

    Optimizing your PCB design process requires understanding the stages, following good guidelines and using the best tools.

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  • Quick Tutorial: How to Verify Signal Integrity for DDR Interfaces

    Quick Tutorial: How to Verify Signal Integrity for DDR Interfaces

    This quick tutorial will provide step-by-step instructions on how to use the SRC - SI Metrics Check workflow in Sigrity to analyze the effects of crosstalk and reflection for DDR.

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  • Quick Tutorial: How to Adjust OrCAD for High Resolution Displays

    Quick Tutorial: How to Adjust OrCAD for High Resolution Displays

    This quick tutorial will provide step-by-step instructions for quickly adjusting how OrCAD displays on high resolution (4k) monitors using environmental variables in windows.

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  • Quick Tutorial: How to Verify Signal Integrity for Serial Link Interfaces

    Quick Tutorial: How to Verify Signal Integrity for Serial Link Interfaces

    This quick how to will provide step-by-step instructions on how to use the SI Metrics Check workflow in Sigrity to analyze crosstalk for serial link interfaces.

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  • Quick Tutorial: How to Estimate the Board Space Required for the Components in your Design

    Quick Tutorial: How to Estimate the Board Space Required for the Components in your Design

    This quick how-to will provide step-by-step instructions on how to determine the space required for components on the PCB during the schematic design with the CircuitFit App.

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  • Quick Tutorial: How to Automatically Group Components for Optimized Layout with PCB Clustering

    Quick Tutorial: How to Automatically Group Components for Optimized Layout with PCB Clustering

    This quick how-to will provide step-by-step instructions on how to use the PCB Clustering App to automatically group components based on schematic pages and functionality in OrCAD.

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  • Quick Tutorial: How to Quickly Group Components using a PDF with PCB Clustering

    Quick Tutorial: How to Quickly Group Components using a PDF with PCB Clustering

    This quick tutorial will provide step-by-step instructions on how to quickly group components using a PDF of the schematic with the PCB Clustering App.

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  • Quick Tutorial: How to Reuse IP and Replicate Component Placement with PCB Clustering

    Quick Tutorial: How to Reuse IP and Replicate Component Placement with PCB Clustering

    This quick tutorial will provide step-by-step instructions on how to use templates in the PCB Clustering app to repliate component placement for similar circuitry.

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  • Quick Tutorial: How to Efficiently Place Components by Connectivity with PCB Clustering

    Quick Tutorial: How to Efficiently Place Components by Connectivity with PCB Clustering

    This quick tutorial will provide step-by-step instructions on how to automatically place components based on schematic connectivity with the PCB Clustering App.

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  • Quick Tutorial: How to Find Designs Containing Specific Components

    Quick Tutorial: How to Find Designs Containing Specific Components

    This quick how-to will provide step-by-step instructions on finding every design where specific components are used by searching the design repository and sub folders with the Find in Design App.

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  • Quick Tutorial: How to Create a BOM with pre-defined Excel Templates

    Quick Tutorial: How to Create a BOM with pre-defined Excel Templates

    This how-to provides step-by-step instructions on how to use the CIS Template Based BOM App to generate a bill of material using an excel template.

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  • Quick Tutorial: How to Highlight Parts by Property Within the Schematic

    Quick Tutorial: How to Highlight Parts by Property Within the Schematic

    This quick how-to will provide step-by-step instructions on how to color-code components on the schematic canvas based on a specific property with the Highlight by Property App.

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  • Quick Tutorial: How to Perform Electrical Rule Checks and Improve Signal Integrity with Sigrity

    Quick Tutorial: How to Perform Electrical Rule Checks and Improve Signal Integrity with Sigrity

    This quick tutorial will provide step-by-step instructions on how to perform impedance, coupling, and reference checks to improve signal integrity with Sigrity.

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  • Quick Tutorial: How to Perform Impedance and Coupling Analysis

    Quick Tutorial: How to Perform Impedance and Coupling Analysis

    This quick tutorial will provide step-by-step instructions on how to perform impedance and coupling analysis during the PCB design with OrCAD PCB Designer Professional.

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  • Quick Tutorial: How to use Intersheet References in Hierarchical designs

    Quick Tutorial: How to use Intersheet References in Hierarchical designs

    This quick tutorial will provide step-by-step instructions on how to configure intersheet references for complex hierarchical designs in OrCAD Capture.

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  • Quick Tutorial: How to Automatically Optimize Pin Assignments with SKILL

    Quick Tutorial: How to Automatically Optimize Pin Assignments with SKILL

    This quick tutorial will provide step-by-step instructions on how to use SKILL to automatically optimize pin assignments and the PCB layout.

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  • Quick Tutorial: How to Shield RF Signals

    Quick Tutorial: How to Shield RF Signals

    This quick tutorial will provide step-by-step instructions on how to quickly shield signals in your RF designs when routing in OrCAD PCB Designer with the Shield Router in Allegro Productivity Toolbox

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