Home

  • 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...

    Read Article
  • Design for Fabrication in OrCAD

    Design for Fabrication in OrCAD

    With the speed at which technology is advancing, the need for new designs to be completed quickly and accurately is more important than ever. Any delay in design or manufacturing could be...

    Read Article
  • Autorouting in OrCAD

    Autorouting in OrCAD

    Manually routing large, complex, high-density boards can be tedious and time consuming. With the number of routing possibilities, your board becomes a puzzle that could take hours, days or even...

    Read Article
  • Replicating Redundant Circuits in OrCAD

    Replicating Redundant Circuits in OrCAD

    You’ve spent countless hours creating the perfect layout for a specific circuit on your PCB. Now you need to create the same layout for matching circuits in your design. Replicating redundant...

    Read Article
  • Get the Guide!
  • Dynamic Zone DRC with OrCAD

    Dynamic Zone DRC with OrCAD

    Rigid- Flex boards result in increasing complex designs and constraints. Many constraints need to be considered that are not necessary in standard PCB designs. These Design Rules can be difficult...

    Read Article
  • OrCAD Free Trial

    Try OrCAD Today
  • Inter Layer DRC with OrCAD

    Inter Layer DRC with OrCAD

    Design Rules can be difficult to manage in Rigid-Flex designs, especially in transition zones due to different rules for flex and rigid areas and layer specific constraints. With increased design...

    Read Article
  • Design for Fabrication in OrCAD

    Design for Fabrication in OrCAD

    When working with different manufacturers, it can be difficult to keep track of the specific minimum tolerances for production. Incorrect values can lead to manufacturing errors such as the...

    Read Article
  • Test Points in OrCAD

    Test Points in OrCAD

    Manually adding test points can be a lengthy process and can cause errors in your design. Fabrication and Assembly houses may have specific requirements for testpoint to testpoint spacing and...

    Read Article
  • Via Array/Shielding with OrCAD

    Via Array/Shielding with OrCAD

    With the size of devices decreasing and frequencies increasing, the need for managing electromagnetic interference in RF Designs is more important than ever. This disturbance by an outside source...

    Read Article
  • Dynamic Shape Fillets with OrCAD

    Dynamic Shape Fillets with OrCAD

    Manually adding fillets and teardrops can add weeks to your design. And allowing a board house to add them after design completion, will leave you unaware of effects on your board. By automating...

    Read Article
  • Etch Over Void/Split Planes in OrCAD

    Etch Over Void/Split Planes in OrCAD

    Running traces over voids and split planes can cause impedance and noise control issues. Signal traces must be routed over an uninterrupted copper plane to ensure continuous loop or return path...

    Read Article
  • Interactive Delay Tuning with OrCAD

    Interactive Delay Tuning with OrCAD

    Resolving length matching issues can be difficult and time consuming, especially on densely populated boards when space is in high-demand. However, by automating this process you can save time and...

    Read Article
  • Net in Groups with OrCAD

    Net in Groups with OrCAD

    Matching trace lengths for large-bit buses and differential pairs in your design is vital. However, this can be a tedious process and mismatched lengths can result in signal quality and integrity...

    Read Article
  • Contour Etch Routing with OrCAD

    Contour Etch Routing with OrCAD

    Getting arcs equally spaced when routing a bus around a curved, flex circuit is not easy. With routing software offering a grid-based approach, this often leads to sloppy spacing and inadequate...

    Read Article
  • Get the Guide!
  • 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.

    Read Article
  • OrCAD Free Trial

    Try OrCAD Today
  • The Shapes of Things to Come

    The Shapes of Things to Come

    Once upon a time, the power would have an entire layer devoted to a single voltage domain. That would be the whole solution to making everything turn on. The definition of "everything" has changed...

    Read Article
  • Flex Circuit Cheat Sheet

    Flex Circuit Cheat Sheet

    So, you think you might want to do some Flexible Printed Circuit layouts? Pull up a chair; there's a lot to talk about. The first thing to know about FPCs is that they are almost entirely...

    Read Article
  • Anywhere but here – Getting the Traces Away from the core

    Anywhere but here – Getting the Traces Away from the core

    Somewhere along the way, electronics changed. Of course, technology is continuously evolving with incremental improvements. Once in a while, there is a game-changer advancement that opens new...

    Read Article
  • So, You Want to be a CAD PCB Layout-er

    So, You Want to be a CAD PCB Layout-er

    Knowledge workers are of the variety that knows and does something that their manager probably doesn't. Even the schematic capture experts struggle with the layout software. It has always been a...

    Read Article
  • loading
    Loading More...