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PCB Design Blog

What's Good About Allegro PCB Editor Dual-Side Contact Components? It’s in the 16.6 Release!

The use of dual-sided contact components when placed on internal layers of the PCB allows connections to be made from either side of the device. One of the benefits of using this emerging technology is the reduction of core vias that may have been used...  Read More »
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What's Good About Allegro PCB Editor Design Partitioning? 16.6 Has Several New Enhancements!

The 16.6 release of Allegro PCB Editor has several new enhancements for team design work (design partitioning) that help reduce the number of .DPF (design partition file) import/export iterations the PCB Design team experiences in the physical team design...  Read More »
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What's Good About Allegro PCB Editor IPC 2581 Data Transfer Standard? 16.6 Has It!

The 16.6 Allegro PCB Editor now has IPC 2581 data transfer capabilities. Thanks to Ed Hickey – the Allegro Sr. Product Engineering Manager - for preparing this information below. Read on for more details … IPC 2581 Overview PCBs have changed...  Read More »
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What's Good About Allegro PCB Editor Offset Routing? 16.6 Has a Few New Enhancements!

The Add Connect with Offset command in Allegro PCB Editor 16.6 is designed to primarily address the requirement to route with non-standard angles to help minimize impedance discontinuities while routing across fiberglass substrates. Other routing applications...  Read More »
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What's Good About Allegro PCB Editor Show Measure for Dual Units? 16.6 Has It!

The Allegro PCB Editor 16.6 ‘Show Measure’ command now displays results in database and alternate units. Alternate unit display requires the enablement of the user preference variable ‘showmeasure_altunits’. ‘Show Measure’...  Read More »
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What's Good About Allegro AMS Simulator PSpice Model Encryption? It’s in the 16.6 Release!

With the 16.6 Allegro AMS Simulator (PSpice) release, you now have a new AES 256-bit encryption algorithm. This makes the encryption utility of PSpice and the Model Editor both faster and more robust. You will still be able to decrypt models encrypted...  Read More »
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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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