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  • Learning How To Crawl Before You Can Walk: Why Understanding Solid Circuit Board Design Is Essential For Manufacturing Success

    Learning How To Crawl Before You Can Walk: Why Understanding Solid Circuit Board Design Is Essential For Manufacturing Success

    The Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the fastest growing markets in the world right now. How does someone tackle designing IoT devices? We had the opportunity to chat with Rick Hartley, an...

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  • Executive Insights: The Rise of the Mechatronic Digital Twin

    Executive Insights: The Rise of the Mechatronic Digital Twin

    Manny Marcano, President and CEO of EMA Design Automation, spoke with Olivier de Percin, Dassault Systemes' Vice President of high tech sector, to discuss the partnership as well as other topics...

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  • 10 Questions to Ask for Effective ECAD MCAD Collaboration

    10 Questions to Ask for Effective ECAD MCAD Collaboration

    With many of us working from home, it is more important than ever to find ways to actively communicate with our mechanical counterparts. The first step is asking the right questions throughout the...

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  • How to Perform Signal Integrity Analysis on Nets in OrCAD PCB Designer Professional

    How to Perform Signal Integrity Analysis on Nets in OrCAD PCB Designer Professional

    This tutorial will provide step-by-step instructions on how to use the SI Design Setup wizard and SigXplorer included in OrCAD PCB Designer Professional to perform analysis for your high-speed...

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  • A Letter from CEO Manny Marcano

    A Letter from CEO Manny Marcano

    We understand it is vital for engineers to have access to the software they need to effectively do their jobs from home--especially now. During this time, we wanted to do whatever we can to ease...

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  • PCB Editor Keyboard Shortcuts Cheat Sheet

    PCB Editor Keyboard Shortcuts Cheat Sheet

    Keyboard shortcuts save time by taking out the need to search through options, especially for repetitive tasks.

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  • PS Engineering: A 30-Year OrCAD Success Story

    PS Engineering: A 30-Year OrCAD Success Story

    PS Engineering has been using OrCAD for over 30 years and shows no signs of stopping.

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  • From Student to Electrical Engineer: 5 Career Skills You Should Know by Graduation

    From Student to Electrical Engineer: 5 Career Skills You Should Know by Graduation

    When I graduated with my bachelor’s degree in electrical and electronics engineering, I felt like an imposter. Like someone merely pretending to be an engineer; there were so many things I didn’t...

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  • Featured Article: Software Success Was a Leap of Faith

    Featured Article: Software Success Was a Leap of Faith

    In celebration of our 30-year anniversary, Printed Circuit Design & Fab sat down with our CEO, Manny Marcano, to talk about the journey of 30 years in the business.

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  • 30th Anniversary Giveaway

    30th Anniversary Giveaway

    This year marks EMA's 30th anniversary and to celebrate we are doing a giveaway!

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  • Quick Tutorial: Free Real-Time OrCAD Capture CIS Apps

    Quick Tutorial: Free Real-Time OrCAD Capture CIS Apps

    Manually tracking part information and status throughout your design and keeping your database in sync with your design can be an exercise in futility. Luckily, there are two FREE apps available...

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  • Open Compute Project; A Look Under the Hood with PCB Design Expert Robert Feranec

    Open Compute Project; A Look Under the Hood with PCB Design Expert Robert Feranec

    Have you ever looked a board designed by someone else and wondered, how or why certain decisions were made (good or bad)? Robert Feranec offers an in-depth look into PCB design through a video...

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  • Quick Tutorial: Real-Time Interactive 3D

    Quick Tutorial: Real-Time Interactive 3D

    This tutorial will show you how to flex your design, measure paths in the x, y, and z directions, and perform collision detection in real-time directly within OrCAD PCB Designer Professional.

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  • Quick Tutorial: Real-Time Design for Test (DFT)

    Quick Tutorial: Real-Time Design for Test (DFT)

    Incorporating testing into your design is critical for the success of your project. By setting Design for Test (DFT) constraints, you can check items such as testpoint spacing or testpoints under...

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  • Quick Tutorial: Real-Time Routing Analysis

    Quick Tutorial: Real-Time Routing Analysis

    Design Rule Checks are usually performed to identify and resolve any features that may be troublesome for your design, including signal quality and manufacturing issues. Easily find route-quality...

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  • Tutorial: Managing Signal Integrity Analysis Results with User Directed Groups in OrCAD

    Tutorial: Managing Signal Integrity Analysis Results with User Directed Groups in OrCAD

    Creating Directed Groups within OrCAD PCB Designer

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  • Tutorial: Real-Time Impedance and Coupling Analysis

    Tutorial: Real-Time Impedance and Coupling Analysis

    This tutorial will show you how easy it is to simulate and view impedance and coupling issues in your traces with no additional steps or modeling by utilizing the included workflow manager.

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  • Tutorial: Real-Time Placement Analysis

    Tutorial: Real-Time Placement Analysis

    With designs increasing in complexity and speed, it is more important than ever to ensure your design functions properly. For some device signals, this means ensuring timing of your components....

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  • Tutorial: How to Identify Stressed Components with Smoke Analysis in OrCAD PSpice

    Tutorial: How to Identify Stressed Components with Smoke Analysis in OrCAD PSpice

    How do you know if a component will fail in your circuit? As the designer, it’s your job to ensure that the parts in your design are within their stress limitations. This can be tedious and time...

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  • An Engineering-Themed Valentine’s Day

    An Engineering-Themed Valentine’s Day

    Need Valentine’s Day cards for the Engineers in your life or are you an engineer wanting to spread the electrical love? Check out our Engineering-themed Valentine's Day Cards.

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