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Late-stage design changes are incredibly costly. The later the change, the more rework is required, and the more expensive the project becomes. So naturally, you want to find those errors as soon as possible. But here’s the thing, no matter how early you find that error, you’ve still made an error.
Finding mistakes, fixing mistakes; you’re missing the point.
Don’t make mistakes.
Make It Work: Allegro Vision and Analysis Technology
It takes creativity to solve the complex design challenges of cramming more components and more traces in a smaller space. Even if everything fits, the biggest question is “will it work?” The unique Cadence® Allegro® vision and analysis technology, driven by our proven constraint-driven design flow, makes it easy for designers of all skill levels and experience to improve design quality in your high-speed, high-density designs.
Visual indicators and automatic channel optimizations help designers place traces and components perfectly for optimal performance, without needing any off-sheet calculations.
Performance insights are more complex than manufacturing constraints. The Allegro vision and analysis technology shows designers how placement impacts propagation, timing, and delay constraints, something a simple distance-based manufacturing check can’t do.
Ultimately, the biggest challenges designers face are signal integrity issues. The integrated analysis technology helps designers avoid return path and impedance issues, coupling and crosstalk issues, and more, visually, by highlighting problematic traces in real time while designing; without sending the board off to an SI expert, and without having to wait for results.
Make It Fit: Interactive 3D
The thing you’re designing is not 2D. A final PCB exists in the real world in all three dimensions, and you need to think three-dimensionally when you’re designing.
View the enclosure and other mechanical elements of the final product in your PCB design environment and verify fit in the interactive 3D canvas, without going back and forth with the mechanical designer. Mechanical engineers and PCB designers can push and pull changes between Allegro PCB Editor and the mechanical design environment.
Get placement of all your components just right by moving things around in the interactive 3D canvas or move them in 2D and see the update in 3D, side by side in real time. Automated collision checks can even show issues that you can’t see from any angle.
Make It: Allegro PCB DesignTrue DFM Technology
Manufacturing is the last step of the design process. But manufacturability problems in the design can only be fixed by going back and re-designing. Leave manufacturability checks to the end, and you’ll have to start your design all over when you find a problem.
Allegro PCB DesignTrue DFM Technology applies your manufacturing, fabrication, test, and assembly rules before you start designing so that every route and every component placement is verified against your unique rules.
Visual error markers flag copper and non-copper feature-related fabrication, assembly, and test issues so designers can correct them in real time without cascading consequences to the design later.
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