Cadence is a leader in electronic design, building upon more than 30 years of computational software expertise. The company applies its underlying Intelligent System Design strategy to deliver software, hardware and IP that turn design concepts into reality. Cadence customers are the world’s most innovative companies, delivering extraordinary electronic products from chips to boards to systems for the most dynamic market applications including consumer, hyperscale computing, 5G communications, automotive, aerospace, industrial and health.
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OrCAD PCB products offer a professional PCB layout solution from Cadence Design Systems at a very reasonable starting price. OrCAD PCB software is scalable as needed and expandable to the Allegro product family on the same database. The PCB Design flow includes OrCAD Capture for schematic entry and a constraint manager to drive real time design rule checks (DRC). It is capable to easily and efficient PCBs with i.e. DDR3 memory and differential pairs as well as power supplies.
The Allegro PCB Design flow is the higher performance part of the scalable PCB layout solution from Cadence. It enables users to run signal and power integrity checks and simulations directly in the PCB tool. In an engineering team users can work in parallel for small projects or complex systems on one circuit schematic or a PCB layout together. Direct flawless integration for SI, PI and RF of Cadence simulation tools enable highest accuracy of virtual measurements. Today the most complex electronic designs are made with Allegro PCB Designer.
PSpice A/D is a full featured analog circuit simulator with support for digital elements. It integrates easily with Cadence PCB schematic entry solutions like OrCAD Capture and comes with an easy-to-use graphical user interface. This equips the user with the complete design process to help solve virtually any design challenge from high-frequency systems to low-power IC designs. Due to its wide popularity PSpice models with built-in mathematical functions and behavioral modeling techniques are available from many IC vendors.
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For Cadence users, Sigrity technology has been consolidated into deep integrated simulation and is offered as a scalable Allegro Sigrity solution. Essentially, the Sigrity methodology is divided into two categories, the analysis of the power supply system (power integrity - PI) and the signal integrity (SI), taking into account fluctuations in the power and voltage supply. Simulations can be done separately or in the background in the Allegro PCB Editor.
To support increasing functionality, printed circuit boards (PCBs) employ more complex board structures designed for a range of specialized applications. Offering a layout-driven design methodology for complex RF PCBs, AWR Design Environment supports accurate modeling of PCB transmission media from the RF signal path to digital control and DC bias lines. Circuit/system and electromagnetic co-simulation provides first-pass design success with complete PCB analysis of surface-mount components, interconnecting transmission lines, embedded and distributed passive elements, as well as EM verification.