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Course ID:  ES_86081_16.6-2015

"The topics covered are very relevant; and it sparked some good discussion among the attendees which is great. The labs and instructions are very easy to follow, and being able to work with the tools hands-on help reinforce the learning. The Instructors have been very helpful in customizing and being flexible about the course material to fit our needs. It is a very admirable effort from them”
Satisfied Cadence Customer, Ericsson

Course Description

This Engineer Explorer course is designed around advanced topics and exploration of the software. This course does not cover basic operations. If you are not actively using the software, then you need to complete the Allegro® PCB Editor, the Allegro Package Designer, or the Allegro Design Entry HDL Front-to-Back Flow course.

In this course, you apply and verify high-speed constraints across a design process. You learn to schedule nets, control impedance on nets, control the propagation delay from your drivers to receivers, and match the propagation delay of driver and receiver pairs.

This course requires the SPB16.6-2015 (HotFix 51) software or later

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Define specific net scheduling of high-speed nets

  • Match the propagation delay of nets and connections
  • Define minimum and maximum propagation delays for nets and connections
  • Identify high-speed constraint violations
  • Identify all the high-speed constraints that you can apply to the nets in your designs
  • Create spacing and physical constraints as well as area constraints and class-to-class rules
  • Customize worksheets
  • Create formula-based constraints
  • Create customized constraints using the SKILL® programming language

Software Used in This Course

  • Allegro PCB Designer, High Speed Option

  • Allegro Design Entry HDL

Software Release(s)

  • SPB 16.6-2015 (Hotfix 51

Course Agenda

Note that this course can be tailored to better meet your needscontact the Cadence training staff for specifics.

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Day 1

  • Database setup

  • User-defined net scheduling
  • Propagation delay

  • Relative propagation delay
  • Impedance constraints

Day 2

  • Total etch-length constraints

  • System constraints
  • Physical and spacing constraints
  • Formula-based constraints

  • Custom constraints


  • Logic Designers

  • PCB Designers


You must have experience with or knowledge of one of the following tools:

  • The Allegro PCB Editor, Allegro Package Designer, or Allegro Design Entry software

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