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PCB Design Blog

What's Good About Capture’s Auto Part Reference? 16.6 has a Few New Enhancements!

The 16.6 release of OrCAD Capture has a couple new productivity enhancements centered around how reference designators are assigned to components in the schematic. Read on for more details … Design Level Auto-Reference Designator Assignments In...  Read More »
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What's Good About DEHDL “How To” Videos? The Secret's in the 16.6 Release!

While there are several videos available for Allegro Design Entry HDL (DEHDL) in Cadence Online Support as well as in the product installation documentation folder ($CDSROOT/doc), there are times when a new specific video is produced for product features...  Read More »
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What's Good About ADW’s Board File Management? 16.6 Has a Few New Enhancements!

There are two new use models for PCB designers using Allegro Design Workbench (ADW) in 16.6. In 16.5, only a single PCB designer could work on the physical view of the design at one time. Now, the 16.6 Team Design Authoring (TDA) - also known as the Team...  Read More »
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What's Good About DEHDL’s Cross Referencing of Hierarchical Nets? 16.6 has Several New Enhancements!

The 16.6 Design Entry HDL (DEHDL) Cross Referencer has some new enhancements to report on hierarchical nets. Read on for more details … Just a quick post this week to share with you a couple new capabilities in the DEHDL Cross Referencer. There...  Read More »
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Multi-Fabric Planning for Efficient PCB Design

Recently, an article was published in Printed Circuit Design and Fab by Cadence product manager Kevin Rinebold talking about Multi-Fabric Planning for Efficient PCB Design (see page 22 of printed magazine). Today's BGA-style packages have a significant...  Read More »
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What's Good About Allegro/OrCAD/Sigrity Quarterly Incremental Releases (QiRs)? Check Out 16.6!

You’ve no doubt seen announcements (either via customer emails, on the Cadence website, on the Cadence Customer Support portal, etc.) about Quarterly Incremental Releases (QiRs). QiRs have been made available for over a year now with a focus on...  Read More »
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What's Good About Allegro PCB Editor CM Analysis Control? 16.6 Has a Few New Enhancements!

Beginning with the 16.6 version of Allegro PCB Editor , you can now toggle the Analysis flag directly from the Constraint Manager (CM) column header without using the “Analysis Modes” dialog. Read on for more details … The Constraint...  Read More »
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What's Good About Allegro PCB Editor New Ratsnest Display Option? Check Out 16.6!

The 16.6 Allegro PCB Editor release has a ratsnest display option that is designed to reduce the density of rat display in the workspace. Rats seen as pass-through, ones not terminating to a pin in view, are automatically filtered from the display. Read...  Read More »
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What's Good About AMS Multi-Core Engine Support? It’s in the 16.6 Release!

The 16.6 AMS Simulator (PSpice) release now includes support for multi-core capabilities. There are several runtime options available to enhance the performance of simulation runs. Read on for more details… Performance of multi-core capabilties...  Read More »
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Customer Support Recommended - Implementing Jumpers in Allegro PCB Editor

Over the time, jumpers have found their importance in multiple applications . The following blog is aimed to provide more insight on their usage and implementation using Cadence Allegro PCB Editor . What is a jumper? A wire jumper is typically a short...  Read More »
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