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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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  • Whiteboard Wednesday: Designing for Testing, JTAG

    Whiteboard Wednesday: Designing for Testing, JTAG

    A brief overview of why design for test is important with a focus on what JTAG testing is and when it makes sense to utilize it.

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  • Whiteboard Wednesday: What is Coupling

    Whiteboard Wednesday: What is Coupling

    This episode of Whiteboard Wednesday will review what coupling is and what you can do to combat crosstalk caused by undesirable coupling.

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  • Whiteboard Wednesday: Uses for Copper Planes and Pours

    Whiteboard Wednesday: Uses for Copper Planes and Pours

    An overview of common uses for Copper Planes and Pours within your design including: power distribution, electromagnetic interference reduction, EMI shielding, ESD guard bands, and heat sinks.

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  • SiliconExpert CONNECT BOM Risk Overview

    SiliconExpert CONNECT BOM Risk Overview

    Discovering issues with part status and availability late in the design process can be detrimental to your project, causing production delays and costly respins due to bill of materials (BOM)...

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  • Whiteboard Wednesday: Best Practices for PCB Part Placement Part 1

    Whiteboard Wednesday: Best Practices for PCB Part Placement Part 1

    PCB Part placement is a very important part of the design process as it will drive the success of the entire project. Part Placement effects everything from manufacturing to electrical...

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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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  • Whiteboard Wednesday: What is Impedance and Why Should You Care

    Whiteboard Wednesday: What is Impedance and Why Should You Care

    You learned about impedance in school, but how does it relate to PCB design? This episode of Whiteboard Wednesday will discuss impedance and how to implement controlled impedance in your designs.

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  • Whiteboard Wednesday: Via Selection

    Whiteboard Wednesday: Via Selection

    This episode of Whiteboard Wednesday will discuss Via Selection. This video will cover: - What is a via - The types of vias, what they are typically used for, and cost considerations - Why...

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  • OrCAD Engineering Data Management: Validation

    OrCAD Engineering Data Management: Validation

    Automatically generate a report that compares footprints versions placed on the board to the corresponding footprint found in your promoted library- verifying all parts are up to date.

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  • OrCAD Engineering Data Management: Libraries

    OrCAD Engineering Data Management: Libraries

    Reduce errors and save time with approved parts in OrCAD Engineering Data Management. Import schematic symbols, PCB footprints and pad stacks. Once components are approved, parts are promoted and...

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  • Whiteboard Wednesday: Best Practices for PCB Part Placement Part 2

    Whiteboard Wednesday: Best Practices for PCB Part Placement Part 2

    In our last Whiteboard Wednesday episode, Best Practices for PCB Part Placement Part 1, we reviewed the general guidelines for part placement, however there are a few other factors that need to...

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  • Whiteboard Wednesday: How to Measure Impedance

    Whiteboard Wednesday: How to Measure Impedance

    You understand the importance of controlling impedance in a PCB layout, but how is it accomplished? This episode of Whiteboard Wednesdays will discuss how to measure impedance.

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  • How does your stack-up, stackup?

    How does your stack-up, stackup?

    In this webinar, you'll learn: Why your stackup is critical to overall design success Key elements that comprise PCB board stack-ups (power planes, balance, flex / rigid-flex, etc) Material...

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  • OrCAD Engineering Data Management: Templates

    OrCAD Engineering Data Management: Templates

    Ensuring consistency with multiple engineers for all your designs can be an overwhelming task. With OrCAD Engineering Data Management, you can now include your company’s templates as part of...

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  • OrCAD Engineering Data Management: Titleblocks

    OrCAD Engineering Data Management: Titleblocks

    Preparing your design drawing data can be a tedious and time-consuming task, often prone to typos and errors. With OrCAD Engineering Data Management, you can now transfer this pertinent design...

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  • OrCAD Engineering Data Management: Package for Release

    OrCAD Engineering Data Management: Package for Release

    Properly executing the generation of manufacturing data is vital to the success of your board. OrCAD Engineering Data Management makes this process quick and error-free with the new Package for...

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  • Real-Time Part Selection

    Real-Time Part Selection

    New part creation can be time consuming and error-prone, OrCAD makes it simple without ever leaving your CAD environment with real-time part data.

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  • OrCAD CIP Release 5.0 Overview

    OrCAD CIP Release 5.0 Overview

    Learn how CIP 5.0 provides a complete library management solution for OrCAD users.

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  • Whiteboard Wednesday: Designing for Manufacturing and Assembly

    Whiteboard Wednesday: Designing for Manufacturing and Assembly

    This episode of Whiteboard Wednesday discusses how Designing for Manufacturing (DFMA) can help you reduce any potential manufacturing pitfalls. This episode will review factors you should consider...

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