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  • Quick Tutorial: How to Identify Obsolete Parts and Find Viable Alternatives within your Design

    Quick Tutorial: How to Identify Obsolete Parts and Find Viable Alternatives within your Design

    Component availability and lifecycle aren’t static. With supply chain issues on the rise this can create many issues during the design process, regardless of the length of your design cycle....

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  • PSpice Walk-through 8: Save as and Archive

    PSpice Walk-through 8: Save as and Archive

    This tutorial demonstrates the “Save As” and “Archive” features in version 17.4 (2021).

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  • PSpice Walk-through 7: Generating a Smart PDF

    PSpice Walk-through 7: Generating a Smart PDF

    This tutorial demonstrates how to create a Smart PDF of your schematic design in version 17.4 (2021) that you can view from a PDF reader. The Smart PDF includes a hierarchy that you can navigate...

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  • PSpice Walk-through 6: Non-Ideal Components

    PSpice Walk-through 6: Non-Ideal Components

    This tutorial demonstrates use of the Modeling Application in version 17.4 (2021).

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  • PSpice Walk-through 5: Additional Simulations

    PSpice Walk-through 5: Additional Simulations

    This tutorial demonstrates how to setup additional PSpice simulations in version 17.4 (2021).

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  • PSpice Walk-through 4: Probes and Simulations

    PSpice Walk-through 4: Probes and Simulations

    This tutorial demonstrates how to setup a PSpice simulation in version 17.4 (2021).

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  • PSpice Walk-through 3: Wiring and Net Aliases

    PSpice Walk-through 3: Wiring and Net Aliases

    This tutorial demonstrates how to connect and wire PSpice parts in version 17.4 (2021).

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  • PSpice Walk-through 2: Placing Parts

    PSpice Walk-through 2: Placing Parts

    This tutorial demonstrates how to place PSpice parts into a Capture schematic in version 17.4 (2021).

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  • PSpice Walk-through 1: Introduction

    PSpice Walk-through 1: Introduction

    This tutorial introduces OrCAD PSpice Designer version 17.4 (2021). OrCAD PSpice Designer allows you to perform accurate advanced mixed signal simulation with direct integration to OrCAD Capture,...

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  • Quick Tutorial: How to detach the timing meter in OrCAD

    Quick Tutorial: How to detach the timing meter in OrCAD

    Meeting timing requirements is crucial in high-speed designs and is often accomplished by length matching and delay tuning for critical nets. To help accomplish this, OrCAD PCB Designer...

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  • The Case of the Missing PDN Owner

    The Case of the Missing PDN Owner

    As technology trends towards smaller, faster, cheaper, the challenges around good PDN design are getting more difficult. With multiple requirements needed from many disciplines, the demands of the...

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  • How to Create a PSpice Model from a Text File

    How to Create a PSpice Model from a Text File

    Realistic simulations are required to ensure the functionality of your schematic designs. With this in mind, many manufacturers will create accurate spice models of their components for use in...

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  • Why Buy When You Can Spend More Time and Money Making Your Own?

    Why Buy When You Can Spend More Time and Money Making Your Own?

    We've all been there: you've got a problem to solve and are faced with the make versus buy decision.

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  • Quick Tutorial: How to Optimize Your Manufacturing Panels in OrCAD PCB Editor

    Quick Tutorial: How to Optimize Your Manufacturing Panels in OrCAD PCB Editor

    To accelerate fabrication and decrease costs, PCBs are manufactured on panels; however, these panels have a direct effect on manufacturing costs. The more panels required to produce the desired...

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  • 5 PCB Design Myths Debunked by Rick Hartley

    5 PCB Design Myths Debunked by Rick Hartley

    PCB design is becoming increasingly complex as designs and components decrease in size. While you might make design decisions based on common rules of thumb and theories you have learned in...

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  • Your PDNs Other Job – Closing the Loop with the Return Path

    Your PDNs Other Job – Closing the Loop with the Return Path

    We’ve discussed the importance and care required when routing the power delivery network (PDN) of modern printed circuit boards. From how to support current supply needs, loop inductance, to...

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  • How to Foster Team Collaboration and Improve Engineering Outcomes

    How to Foster Team Collaboration and Improve Engineering Outcomes

    Learn how fostering a culture of team collaboration can help your engineering team communicate and solve problems effectively.

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  • Rules to Make Schematics Clear and Easy to Understand

    Rules to Make Schematics Clear and Easy to Understand

    Schematics are an essential tool to help engineers communicate design intent to multiple stakeholders. This piece will walk you through how to create effective, easy-to-understand schematics.

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  • Electronic Component Selection Guidelines

    Electronic Component Selection Guidelines

    Poor component selection can lead to many problems. Luckily, there are ways to choose parts that will deliver projects on time and produce functional boards, leaving both you and your clients happy.

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  • When Is My Printed Circuit Board Considered ‘High-Speed’?

    When Is My Printed Circuit Board Considered ‘High-Speed’?

    You may think if your devices are operating at lower frequencies then your board is not high-speed; this not the case. This blog post helps you identify whether your PCB is considered high-speed.

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