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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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  • 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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