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  • Five Reasons to Assign Rules in your PCB Designs

    Five Reasons to Assign Rules in your PCB Designs

    Designs are increasing in complexity, which means there are more rules for engineers to maintain. Unfortunately, this also means more room for errors. How does a design engineer combat this?

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  • Combating Signal and Power Integrity Issues with Stephen Newberry

    Combating Signal and Power Integrity Issues with Stephen Newberry

    An interview with Stephen Newberry, a signal integrity engineering expert, about how to produce efficient designs as well as common SI/PI issues.

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  • Quick Tutorial: New 3D Mapping in OrCAD

    Quick Tutorial: New 3D Mapping in OrCAD

    The latest update of OrCAD PCB Designer 17.4 includes significant improvements to 3D Mapping. Now accessed through the 3D canvas, there are multiple options for accurate and efficient mapping of...

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  • A Puzzling PCB Passion - A Conversation With Susy Webb

    A Puzzling PCB Passion - A Conversation With Susy Webb

    In a world that is constantly changing, so too is the world of PCB. As new engineers enter the field, it is important for them to know all the ins and outs of their career path to succeed.

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  • In-Design Analysis With Sigrity Aurora

    In-Design Analysis With Sigrity Aurora

    Perform SI and PI analysis without leaving your PCB design environment.

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  • Cadence Wins Gold Stevie® Awards in the 2020 International Business Awards® Program

    Cadence Wins Gold Stevie® Awards in the 2020 International Business Awards® Program

    Cadence Wins Gold Stevie® Awards in the 2020 International Business Awards® Program Awards Include Most Innovative Tech Company of the Year and Innovation of the Year for the Cadence Clarity 3D Solver

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  • A 7th Clarity vs. HFSS Benchmark

    A 7th Clarity vs. HFSS Benchmark

    CLARITY VS. HFSS WINS PILING UP: And now, in this report, we have EIGHT users validating Clarity is real.

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  • 6 Clarity vs. HFSS Benchmarks

    6 Clarity vs. HFSS Benchmarks

    A year ago -- while everyone else missed it -- I *scooped* how Anirudh announcing his Clarity 3D solver at CDNlive'19 was actually a direct frontal attack against Ajei Gopal's Ansys HFSS.

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  • Antenna Analysis from Ham Radio to PCBs

    Antenna Analysis from Ham Radio to PCBs

    Has anyone else ever thought about why so many engineers are also active amateur radio operators? My theory is that there's just so much passion for the science and practical use of these complex elec

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  • Placement by Groups with Quickplace in OrCAD

    Placement by Groups with Quickplace in OrCAD

    With customizable component placement options using Quickplace in OrCAD, you can quickly and easily layout your board with placement by groups.

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  • Virtual Workshop: Design for Reliability, Component Tolerance

    Virtual Workshop: Design for Reliability, Component Tolerance

    With OrCAD PSpice Designer Plus, easily simulate your circuit & ensure it is behaving as expected. This tutorial will show you how to optimize your design's overall performance & cost with PSpice.

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  • Virtual Workshop: Design for Reliability, Component Stress

    Virtual Workshop: Design for Reliability, Component Stress

    The smoke analysis tools in PSpice makes it easy to find stressed components, so you can design a more reliable circuit. This step-by-step tutorial shows how to use these tools.

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  • Virtual Workshop: Shapes and Planes

    Virtual Workshop: Shapes and Planes

    Waiting for shapes to repour each time an adjustment is made is no longer an option. The shape creation management tool within OrCAD allows you to easily create and adjust shapes in real-time.

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  • Virtual Workshop: Interactive Routing

    Virtual Workshop: Interactive Routing

    Routing dense, complex boards is a time-consuming process, but with the interactive routing capabilities in OrCAD, it no longer takes a significant time investment. This tutorial will show you how.

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  • Virtual Workshop: In-Design Analysis

    Virtual Workshop: In-Design Analysis

    Ensuring established rules are met is essential to produce quality designs. In-design impedance & coupling checks with OrCAD empower designers to screen for signal quality without being an SI expert.

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  • Virtual Workshop: Design Rule Check

    Virtual Workshop: Design Rule Check

    Design Rule Checks find manufacturing errors as you design so you can be sure your product electrically performs as intended and can be manufactured. This tutorial will show you how to use OrCAD DRC.

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  • Virtual Workshop: Constraint Management

    Virtual Workshop: Constraint Management

    Embedded rules and constraints allow PCB design intent to be conveyed clearly, reducing overall confusion among stakeholders. These instructions walk through Constraint Manager for OrCAD.

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  • Virtual Workshop: Fanouts & Vias

    Virtual Workshop: Fanouts & Vias

    Fanouts and vias are simple in OrCAD with just one command and step. This document is intended to provide step by step instructions on the capabilities of fanouts and vias in OrCAD PCB Designer.

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  • Alliance 3D Helps Fight COVID-19 PPE Shortage with 3D Printing

    Alliance 3D Helps Fight COVID-19 PPE Shortage with 3D Printing

    It is no secret the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic has affected all industries. Supply chain shortages have made it hard for medical personnel to get the supplies they need. All over the world,...

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  • [17.4] OrCAD PCB Walk-through: 3D Modeling

    [17.4] OrCAD PCB Walk-through: 3D Modeling

    This OrCAD PCB Editor tutorial demonstrates complete STEP Model mapping and collision detection.

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