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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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  • PSpice Up Your Valentine's Day

    PSpice Up Your Valentine's Day

    This Valentine's Day, try out these equations for love in PSpice and see what comes of it.

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  • Winter 2018 OrCAD Release

    The latest OrCAD update brings you access to new and improved tools and features. The new release will help users shorten time to identify and fix high-speed signals with real-time, visual...

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  • Hitchhikers Guide to PCB Design Authors’ Round Table with PCB Chat Podcast

    Podcast Interview with the authors of The Hitchhikers Guide to PCB Design eBook by Mike Beutow with PCB Chat.

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  • Start Designing for AI, Machine Learning, and More: Introducing the Jetson Xavier Developer Kit ver2

    Start Designing for AI, Machine Learning, and More: Introducing the Jetson Xavier Developer Kit ver2

    Last week, NVIDIA announced the release of the Jetson Xavier developer kit. The Jetson Xavier, which was developed in OrCAD, is designed to help developers prototype with robots, drones, and other...

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  • The First Helpful or Intelligible Guide Anyone Has Ever Given You

    The First Helpful or Intelligible Guide Anyone Has Ever Given You

    Introducing the culmination of months of handwork and collaboration. The Hitchhikers Guide to PCB Design is a play off the original Douglas Adams novel and contains over 100 pages of contains...

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  • MakerFaire 2018: Making the Future

    MakerFaire 2018: Making the Future

    A circus of 3D printed robots, articulated metal squid, and giant, walking exoskeletons. Reflections of our time at Maker Faire Bay Area 2018.

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  • 5 Ways to Assess PCB Constraint Management Systems for High-Speed Designs

    5 Ways to Assess PCB Constraint Management Systems for High-Speed Designs

    A sound constraint management design process helps to foster a correct-by-design approach, reduces time-to-market, and ultimately optimizes the design process—eliminating the undefined,...

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  • Igniting Inspiration at the Annual CDNLive! Cadence User Group Conference

    Igniting Inspiration at the Annual CDNLive! Cadence User Group Conference

    As online communities continue to grow in popularity, it is important to remember nothing beats human interaction. Attending live user conferences like CDNLive! Silicon Valley provide a...

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  • How Photographer Benjamin Von Wong is Using Discarded Tech to Power the Future

    How Photographer Benjamin Von Wong is Using Discarded Tech to Power the Future

    Viral photographer Benjamin Von Wong recently partnered with Dell to create a gorgeous photo series emphasizing the importance of recycling everyday e-waste.

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  • Technology’s Effect on PCB Design Fundamentals

    Technology’s Effect on PCB Design Fundamentals

    Has the surge of technological advances created a fleet of designers who lack fundamental PCB design knowledge, or has it spurred innovation by no longer allowing designers to be bound by rules?

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  • Running Out of Time: Four Reasons Why Your Timing May Be Failing

    Running Out of Time: Four Reasons Why Your Timing May Be Failing

    Getting the timing just right in your PCB design is critical to ensuring accurate results. Software like our TimingDesigner tool can report status of timing requirements in real time; helping to...

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  • Design Anywhere, Create Everywhere with OrCAD in the Cloud

    Design Anywhere, Create Everywhere with OrCAD in the Cloud

    Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have the freedom to design from anywhere? To have a fully functional PCB design tool at your fingertips when inspiration strikes? To be...

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  • Seven DFM Issues Potentially Lurking in Your PCB Design

    Seven DFM Issues Potentially Lurking in Your PCB Design

    From conversations with customers and our years of industry involvement, we have complied a list of the top DFM issues which prevent PCB manufacturability. While some of what is listed below can...

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  • What's New: OrCAD 17.2 QIR 5

    What's New: OrCAD 17.2 QIR 5

    The OrCAD® 17.2-2016 Quarterly Incremental Release 5 (QIR5) is now available and adds new functionality to OrCAD 17.2. The latest features will help you to be more efficient in product design by...

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  • Electronics Products Magazine Names Cadence One of Their 42nd Annual Product of the Year Award Winners

    Recently, Electronics Products Magazine announced their 42nd Annual Product of the Year award winners, with Cadence Design Systems winning for their Virtuoso® System Design Platform. According to...

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  • Harmonize your ECAD and PLM Systems with an Integrated Solution

    Harmonize your ECAD and PLM Systems with an Integrated Solution

    Managing all the facets of PCB design data can be a difficult task to tackle. As the electronics market continues to thrive, circuits have become more complex with shorter design cycles and less...

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  • Rochester Makers Create a Schematic in OrCAD Capture

    Rochester Makers Create a Schematic in OrCAD Capture

    This past weekend’s Rochester Mini Maker Faire was full of inspiration. With over 125 makers including hobbyist, craftsman, and start-ups, along with 3600 attendees, the showcase floor was packed...

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  • Common Questions About Constraint-Driven Design with OrCAD Capture

    Common Questions About Constraint-Driven Design with OrCAD Capture

    Our most recent webinar, Constraint-driven design with OrCAD Capture, provided attendees with an overview of Constraint Manager for OrCAD. It is a new option available directly within the OrCAD...

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