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  • Allegro PCB Editor Demo

    Allegro PCB Editor Demo

    The Cadence® Allegro® PCB Editor helps bring your innovative and bleeding-edge designs to life.

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  • FLEXing Like a PCB Expert

    FLEXing Like a PCB Expert

    Flex PCB design has many advantages. Along with those benefits come new design challenges that weren’t present in “standard” 2D PCBs.

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  • Can You Afford to Skip the CAM Process When You Tape Out a Printed Circuit Board?

    Can You Afford to Skip the CAM Process When You Tape Out a Printed Circuit Board?

    You may have seen the advertising already. Some PCB fab shops will provide a quotation based on a questionnaire that details the pertinent factors...

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  • How the Role of a PCB Designer Changes With the Size of the Company

    How the Role of a PCB Designer Changes With the Size of the Company

    Board design is board design, right? In terms of polygons and traces, it’s the same process but the approach you have to take is quite different from start-up to tech-giant.

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  • Design Rule Check Demystified

    Design Rule Check Demystified

    Performing design rule checks early on helps ensure the manufacturability of your PCB.

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  • RF Design: The Wave of the Future

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  • What Is Documentation in PCB Manufacturing?

    What Is Documentation in PCB Manufacturing?

    Documenting your entire design process may seem tedious or inconvenient at times, but it ends up being a critical piece of creating a great product. PCB design is no exception.

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  • EDA 101: Schematic Capture and Logical Design

    EDA 101: Schematic Capture and Logical Design

    Every PCB design starts out as a circuit diagram. Remember those universal symbols you used to represent resistors, capacitors, and other components in a circuit diagram?

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  • PDN: Gives Your Board Life

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  • Introduction to Hierarchical Schematic Design

    Introduction to Hierarchical Schematic Design

    PCB designs can get pretty complex. If you’ve ever struggled with matching net names and resolving errors across traditional multi-page flat schematics, it may be time to give hierarchical...

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  • Lost in Transmission: Solving Common Issues in High-Speed Design

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  • EK Power Success Story

    EK Power Success Story

    When we are thinking about what is best for the customer in the long-run, the answer is that we need to push the organization forward and align us with the customer’s needs. Using OrCAD Capture CIS...

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  • The Ethernet is Coming For Your Ride

    The Ethernet is Coming For Your Ride

    Automotive Ethernet. It really is a thing. Our cars will have to outsmart our phones if we’re going to hand over the reins in any meaningful (and safe!) way.

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  • 3D PCB Design and Analysis: ECAD/MCAD and Where They Converge

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  • Early Stage Design Considerations of Starting a PCB Project from Scratch

    Early Stage Design Considerations of Starting a PCB Project from Scratch

    There’s nothing quite like the smell of hot solder on a Sunday afternoon, tinkering in your basement as you bring a new electronic concept to life. PCBs are the foundation of modern electronics.

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  • Five Tell-Tale Signs of a Bad Power Distribution Network

    Five Tell-Tale Signs of a Bad Power Distribution Network

    Given multiple power supply voltages, PCBs with high layer counts, or split planes, designing a PDN can be a daunting process. Here are five signs that a PDN needs some design adjustments.

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  • DDR Bus Design for PCB Engineers

    DDR Bus Design for PCB Engineers

    Last summer, Cadence and Micron prototyped the first IP interface in silicon for a preliminary version of the DDR5-4400 IMC. The new chip clocked in at an impressive....

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  • DRC Browser

    DRC Browser

    Double check your DFM rules before signoff with a forced batch check of all rules for your whole design. If you do find something awry, it’s easy to locate and fix in your design.

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  • Real-Time DFT Rules

    Real-Time DFT Rules

    Easily ensure test points are accessible in your designs.

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  • Techniques for Optimizing Return Paths

    Techniques for Optimizing Return Paths

    That return path may or may not be the one that was designed for the circuit. A poorly designed return path will result in the return currents wandering around and escaping as electromagnetic...

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  • Electronic Interconnects: Maintain Connectivity in a Multi-Board PCB System

    Electronic Interconnects: Maintain Connectivity in a Multi-Board PCB System

    Electronic interconnects are imperative to managing a multi-board PCB system in electronics design. Find out the necessities for connectivity here.

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  • 10 Common Design for Manufacturing (DFM) Issues and How to Solve Them

    10 Common Design for Manufacturing (DFM) Issues and How to Solve Them

    Every day is a busy for PCB Designers; strict schedules and tight deadlines are a normal occurrence. From layout to manufacture and testing, a single holdup can...

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  • Electrical System Design: Component Placement Strategies and Board Functions

    Electrical System Design: Component Placement Strategies and Board Functions

    For any engineer, electrical system design requires proper strategy whether working on a couple of circuit boards or a massive array of circuit technology.

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  • The Next Generation of DDR5 Is Near: Here’s How to Prepare

    The Next Generation of DDR5 Is Near: Here’s How to Prepare

    This past summer, Cadence and Micron teamed up to demo the first IP interface in silicon for a preliminary version of the DDR5-4400 IMC. The chip was fabricated with TSMC’s 7nm...

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