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Now Live! OrCAD Capture Marketplace with Industry-First Online PCB Apps

The evolution of the Internet and online design content has forever changed the way engineers access information. Utilizing online design content is no longer a preference but an integral part of the design process. Cadence® OrCAD® PCB designers need their EDA tools to evolve as well—they need a more integrated, optimized online experience to obtain PCB- and OrCAD-specific content within the design environment, and to easily access new features and capabilities.

Realizing this necessity, Cadence is leading the way with OrCAD Capture Marketplace, which revolutionizes the way designers gather information, stay educated, and discover new resources. OrCAD Capture Marketplace offers two key advantages:

Higher productivity through convenience: within a single design environment, PCB designers can efficiently and easily conduct research and locate essential materials, with direct access to the latest PCB design-centric or OrCAD-specific know-how—all at the click of a button.

An extendable and customizable design environment: with access to an online store, PCB designers can find and download apps that give them greater control over their design processes and flows through new and enhanced features or capabilities.

Closely aligned with the EDA360 vision, which advocates moving beyond traditional EDA boundaries to meet today’s business and technology challenges, OrCAD Capture Marketplace provides all the resources needed to take a design from concept to final board implementation.

A PCB design “universe” at your fingertips
From component research to locating simulation models to staying educated and informed, the evolution of online content has supplanted previously manual methodologies for daily design activities. Until now, accessing online content required engineers to perform these activities outside the design environment, relegating them to generic browsers that have no concept of design- or tool-specific requirements.

The new OrCAD Capture Marketplace, embedded within Cadence OrCAD Capture, provides a web conduit that delivers OrCAD-specific information directly to the engineer’s fingertips. This OrCAD-centric product and design information includes component information, simulation models, and PCB services. It also includes OrCAD-centric multimedia (application notes, whitepapers, product tips, movies, etc.), which can reduce ramp-up time on new features and releases.

An online store for OrCAD apps
PCB engineers are also exploring ways to enhance their EDA tool’s capability while optimizing its design flow, even though the newest features are always a release away. Within OrCAD Capture Marketplace, Cadence provides an industry-first online store for apps, which enables powerful productivity and customization capabilities. OrCAD apps deliver new power to add features and to customize the user interface, command structure, and design database. Through apps or scripting customization, designers can apply automation to manual processes to complete tasks faster, and difficult operations can be streamlined. Custom features that do not exist natively can be created or downloaded, further enhancing and extending the OrCAD environment.

A bold step in the evolution of EDA
A manifestation of the EDA360 vision, the new OrCAD Capture Marketplace provides users with more than just another feature in their EDA tool. It extends the user’s design experience and capability far beyond the EDA tool itself. OrCAD Capture Marketplace provides embedded ecosystem access and productivity-expanding apps directly within the engineer’s design environment. It is a bold step in the evolution of Cadence EDA tools, moving beyond disparate or proprietary methods of integrating content and creating a customized environment.



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