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One scalable PCB design software engine is used in all levels of OrCAD and Allegro,

So you will never have to learn another PCB GUI again

 

OrCAD Lite  Free 

OrCAD Lite can be used as a viewer to open any size .DSN schematic or .BRD for PCB. Lite also allows you to draw schematics, edit PCB designs and run small PSpice simulations. You will only be able to save designs up to a certain size limit. If you are looking to evaluate then you will need a temporary license of the correct level to unlock the specific features 
 

OrCAD PCB Designer STANDARD  £1,795  Comparison matrix

(floating license including 12 months maintenance)

OrCAD Standard features include schematic entry, PCB editing, manufacturing outputs, STEP 3D visualization, Intelligent PDF output, Impedance Calculator, Constraint Manager, Crossprobe Crossplace, Digikey Partlink, 44,000 components, PCB footprint wizard, push shove routing, FPGA Design In, No pin limits, No layer limits and many more features

 

OrCAD PCB Designer PROFESSIONAL  £4,495 Comparison matrix

(floating license including 12 months maintenance)    

OrCAD Professional includes more functionality for constraint management, advanced PCB editing, and upgraded placement. The Professional Suite brings advanced technology to the mainstream, allowing designers to define rules in the initial stages of the design process using a simple spreadsheet interface. This constraint-driven design flow accelerates the time to first-pass design success, while reducing the overall costs of end products. With constraint manager you can define rules for: Individual nets, differential pairs, regions, specific layers, specific rules for nets on layers, and more.

 

Allegro PCB Designer (Rental or Perpetual) Comparison matrix

 (floating license including 12 months maintenance)    

In addition to the features in the OrCAD level PCB Editor, Allegro PCB Designer uses a scalable, base plus options model that allows designers to cost-effectively match the technological and methodological needs to the capabilities of their tool. With this scalability designers can be confident that Allegro has the tools necessary for even the most complex of tasks. PCB Designer is production-proven to increase productivity and help engineers quickly ramp up to volume production.

 

Allegro PCB High Speed Option (Rental or Perpetual)  Overview Video

The Allegro PCB High Speed Option is not only for high speed designs such as USB3, SATA3 etc it is also excellent for speeding up the design process. With customer testimonials stating this option has reduced the design cycle by months, it's worth knowing just how quick this can take a complex design to completion.

  

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 Mike Thain - Apple

 

 

LICENSING AND SUPPORT

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Floating Networked License

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12 Months Maintenance Support Included In Purchase Price

 

SCHEMATIC ENTRY + DATA MANAGEMENT

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Graphical, flat and hierarchical page editor and Picture block hierarchy

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OrCAD Capture Market place for Apps, Models, Symbols and more

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Net Groups - Complex bus definition

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Intelligent PDF creation

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AutoWire

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44,000 Schematic symbols

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3D Footprint Viewer

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Coloured Components / nets

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Tcl TK scripting support

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Online design rule check including custom DRC capability and Waive DRC

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Forward and back-annotation of properties / pin-and-gate swaps

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Schematic Part and Library editor

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Cross-probing and cross-placing

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FPGA design-in / pin import & export

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Multiple PCB netlist interfaces

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SI Topology creation

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Digi-Key (PartLink App) Component Parametric data directly from web

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Property editor for pins, components, nets

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Component Information System

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Windows ODBC compatible format

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Interface to relational database and management systems

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Database query for part selection and parametric properties

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Schematic and BOM Variants Manager (Parts not Fitted and more).

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ActiveParts.com over 2,000,000 schematic parts ready to place

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CIS Database Management Interface (access control and more)

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Part search DIGIKEY, FARNELL, FUTURE, MOUSER, ARROW

 

PCB EDITOR

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Physical, Spacing, Same net, Netclass and Class to Class rules

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DFM Pad Entry / Exit Rules 

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Interactive Routing using Working Layer (layer selection popup)

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Multiple placement options, manual, quickplace, auto and room

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Placement directly from schematic, individually or window select

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Dynamic Shapes  (dynamic copper pours) Plow and Heal

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Snake Routing for Hex pattern ICs

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Push, Shove and Hug interactive editing 

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Embedded net names

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Curve Routing

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Auto Finish (Route Completion Tool)

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Through Board Transparency (OpenGL)

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Multi‐line routing  (Group Routing)

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Fan‐out generators

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Flip Board

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Dynamic pad suppression / Unused Pad removal 

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STEP 3D In/Out - IDF 3.0 In/Out - DXF In/Out

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STEP 3D viewer for selected item or complete PCB.

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MCAD/ECAD Incremental design data exchange (IDX) 

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Excellon NC Drill File export

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Gerber 274X, 274D artwork Output 

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IPC2581 Import / Export

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Mentor® ODB++ and universal viewer 

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DFM Checks including soldermask, solderpaste and more

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Route cleanup, optimization (Glossing) 

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Cross Section Editor

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Impedance Calculator

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Interactive / Automatic Silkscreen generation 

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Single Click multiple via instantiation 

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Manual Design For Test (DFT) / Test Prep 

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Component Height DRC

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Aligment x and y for components and modules

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Associative Dimensioning 

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CAD Translators - Import PADS, PCAD, OrCAD Layout

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Shape based curve fillet support, tapered traces

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Placement replication, template based design reuse 

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Differential Pairs Physical rules and routing 

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Constraint Regions, region based rules (Rigid‐Flex; BGA regions)

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Total Etch Length - Max/Min Length

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Interactive Delay Tuning 

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Automatic Design For Test (DFT) / Test Prep 

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CAD Translators - Import Mentor® Boardstation

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Max Via Count rules

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Dynamic Heads‐up Display for critical rules 

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Dynamic DFA rules based interactive placement

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Differential Pair Static Phase Control rules 

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Offset Routing

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Layer set rules

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Extended (X)net rules

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Propagation delay rules (Min/Max, Relative) for nets or groups

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Pin Pair rules

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Net Scheduling, T‐Point rules (pin to T‐point), T-Point definition

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Via array / Shielding - Shape and Trace based

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Design planning ‐ Create hierarchical Bundles

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Design planning ‐ Create, Edit Flows

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Design planning ‐ Assign Flows to Layers

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Dynamic Shape based curve fillet support, tapered traces

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Group route via pattern

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Design Planning ‐ Plan Spatial Feasibility analysis & feedback

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Design Planning ‐ Generate Topological Plan

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Design Planning ‐ Convert Topological plan to traces (CLINES) 

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Auto Interactive Delay Tune (AiDT)

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Auto Interactive Phase Tune (AiPT)

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Timing Vision (Coloured tracks based on constraint adherence)

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Electrical Constraint rule set (ECSets) / Topology Apply 

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Electrical rules (Reflection, Timing, Crosstalk)

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Package Pin Delay (for die‐2‐die delay) rules 

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Dynamic Differential Pair Phase Control rules 

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Z‐Axis delay feedback 

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Advanced Constraints (formulas, relational) 

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Backdrilling 

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Segment over void detection 

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Spread lines between voids 

 

Constraint Manager: HDI rule set

 

Micro-via and associated spacing, stacking and via-in-pad rules

 

Constraint driven HDI design flow

 

HDI micro-via stack editing

 

Line Fattening

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Hug Contour routing (Flex) 

 

Manufacturing rule support for embedding components 

 

Embed components on inner layers

 

Support for Cavities on inner layers 

 

Concurrent Team Design ‐ Layer by Layer

 

Concurrent Team Design ‐ Functional block partitioning 

 

Concurrent Team Design ‐ Team design dashboard 

 

Concurrent Team Design ‐ Soft nets 

 

Concurrent Team Design - Constraint Editing per Partition

 

Concurrent Team Design - Manage Netclasses per Partition

 

Swap pins on a FPGA (based on FPGA rules) in PCB Editor

 

Reoptimize pins on a FPGA (using FPGA rules) 

 

Parameterized RF etch elements

 

Asymmetrical Clearances 

 

RF Etch elements editing 

 

Bi‐Directional interface with Agilent ADS 

 

ADS schematics Import Agilent into DE‐HDL 

 

Layout‐driven RF design creation

 

Flexible Shape Editor 

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PSpice SIMULATION

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DC sweep, AC sweep, & transient analysis

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Parametric Analysis

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Learning PSpice Free Templates

 

Analog behavioural modelling

 

Stimulus editor

 

Model Editor for device characterization

 

Interactive waveform viewer & analyzer

 

IBIS / DML model support

 

Sensitivity: Identifies critical circuit components

 

Optimizer: Optimizes key circuit components

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Monte Carlo: Analyzes statistical circuit behaviour and yield

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Smoke: Detects component stress

 

Parametric Plotter: Examine solution through nested sweeps

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Example Design Simple Circuit 1

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Example Design Simple Circuit 2

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Example Design Simple Circuit 3

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Example Design Simple Circuit 4

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Example Design Simple Circuit 5

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Example Design Simple Circuit 6

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Example Design Simple Circuit 7

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