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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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  • Quick Tutorial: How to Design Spiral Inductors on a PCB

    Quick Tutorial: How to Design Spiral Inductors on a PCB

    This quick tutorial provides step-by-step instructions on how to efficiently design spiral inductors for RF applications directly in the PCB canvas with Coil Designer in Allegro Productivity Toolbox.

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  • RIT PCB Design Program - Visit Your Fab Day

    RIT PCB Design Program - Visit Your Fab Day

    RIT's PCB Design Program teaches electrical engineering students to design and build printed circuit boards according to DFM standards, visit your fab day helped underscore the importance of this.

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  • Quick Tutorial: How to Import Designs in Sigrity

    Quick Tutorial: How to Import Designs in Sigrity

    This quick tutorial will provide instructions on how to import different file formats into Sigrity to perform signal integrity and power integrity analysis.

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  • How to Expedite PSpice Analysis with Saved Measurements

    How to Expedite PSpice Analysis with Saved Measurements

    This tutorial will provide step-by-step instructions to view a simulation with the same settings as the previous simulation and how to create and apply a template containing display settings and more.

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  • How to Create a Power Diode SPICE Model

    How to Create a Power Diode SPICE Model

    Modeling designs help engineers verify whether their circuit will function as intended. This tutorial will teach you how to create a Power Diode SPICE model.

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  • How to Create a Transient Voltage Suppressor SPICE Model

    How to Create a Transient Voltage Suppressor SPICE Model

    Modeling designs help engineers verify whether their circuit will function as intended. This tutorial will teach you how to create a Transient Voltage Suppressor SPICE model.

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  • How to Create Transformer SPICE Models

    How to Create Transformer SPICE Models

    Modeling designs help engineers verify whether their circuit will function as intended. This tutorial will teach you how to create a Transformer SPICE model.

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