PS Engineering: A 30-Year OrCAD Success Story

February 12, 2020 Team EMA

About PS Engineering -

PS Engineering is a leading manufacturer of both general aviation and special mission audio control systems. They are dedicated to designing and manufacturing top tier audio control systems. With a network of over 600 authorized dealers/installers worldwide, the company is a leader in retrofit avionics as well as a supplier to other major avionics manufacturers for their audio panel requirements.

The Story -

PS Engineering has been using OrCAD for over 30 years and shows no signs of stopping. The company’s president, Mark Scheuer, explained the top reason PS Engineering continues to stay with OrCAD is because, “not only are we familiar with it, but it works.”


As a small business of 17 employees, efficiency has been a crucial part of their process. Having an integrated package that makes their employees very efficient has kept the business focused on designing for its customers.

The process in using OrCAD, according to Scheuer can be summed up in one word, “seamless.” Being able to go from concept to schematic capture to layout in the same software package is a huge benefit for the company.

Instead of being frustrated with back and forth design issues, PS Engineering and Scheuer are confident in knowing that OrCAD is dependable. Having different levels of sophistication, customization, and scalable options are reasons why PS Engineering has found a path to success with OrCAD. “Having a smorgasbord of functionality and selecting things that would fit our needs is really nice,” Scheuer said.


PS Engineering has been able to stay ahead of their competition by using OrCAD and being able to quickly serve their customers while having the best price performance.

“The process has been streamlined, the product works, and is reliable. That’s why we continue to use OrCAD,” Scheuer said. By having these features in the designing process, PS Engineering has the confidence in the software’s ability to be as efficient as possible so the company can focus on best serving its’ customers.

For more information on how OrCAD can help make your design process more efficient, contact EMA Design Automation, a Cadence Channel Partner.


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