“With Allegro TimingVision, the routing process has sped up dramatically, from four weeks, down to four days,”

Bill Munroe - Cavium


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The Cadence solution reduces our PCB development time by 80 percent

- Gisbert Thomke, Group Leader, IBM R&D Lab

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The Cadence solution enables us to enter up to 99 percent of signals in table format, which, along with improved analytics and a unique integrated environment, reduces our PCB development time by 80 percent

Gisbert Thomke, Group Leader, IBM R&D Lab


“It’s just a pleasure to route and design these boards. We actually broke our previous tool, component-wise and net-wise. .. Now doing these really tight, difficult boards with the Allegro tools is great,”

The Cadence Allegro system interconnect design platform has significantly changed our high-speed board design process. Our partnership with Cadence has allowed us to decrease our time to market and increase our confidence in first pass success for our designs. Projects that used to take quarters to complete now take only months, and we trust that the first spins will come back functioning as intended.

- Tim Kent, Vice President of Engineering, Liquid Computing Corp.

During the design of the GS0036, we at Gnodal found the new Design Replicate feature in Allegro helped to considerably reduce our timescales. Initially we were able to use the feature to reproduce placements of similar circuits from previous designs in our placement studies. We then used it to very easily repeat the placement and routing of complex circuits and finally it allowed us to have more than one layout engineer working on the design simultaneously. This feature has helped Gnodal target an aggressive timescale on an important design.

- Jim Corke - Gnodal

As a designer I have used similar features in medium to high end CAD systems before with some level of success.  With this powerful enhancement to the routing functionality, Cadence have managed to up the game and take PCB design to next level of evolution. I can see myself using these key features a lot within our forthcoming designs and of course ultimately, it will save us a lot of time and effort into getting what we want done quickly and effectively.

Joe Kotvics Acano

If you ever need a reference from a small customer, I am very happy to vouch for the professionalism of your team.  I am really happy with the way your team managed the whole process of selling the OrCAD suite to me, I just wish to express my thanks

- Florin Stroiescu - Strasmax

As a result of using the OrCAD solutions for PCB development, "home2net" has achieved a 30% faster development cycle, has reduced costs by 15%, and can readily meet its stringent timeto-market goals.Home2Net Success Story

"The majority of our PCB layouts are complex, highly constrained designs that demand a signal integrity-based design-flow. The Cadence Allegro v16 schematic entry, PCB layout and SI analysis tools, provided through Parallel-Systems, give us the ability to handle the most challenging designs and maximise our competitive edge. Continual feature development, expert technical support and a high level of productivity are just three reasons why weve built our company around Cadence Allegro."

- Chris Halford, Advanced Layout Solutions

We chose PSpice for several reasons. The availability and selection of models is vast and updated online. Time saving features like the Checkpoint Restart allows me to store simulation states at various time-points and then restart simulations from any of the simulation states. All in all its a great product and is a key part of our design team. I can see why it is the industry standard

- Paul Overton - Senior Electrical Engineer - Viper Subsea

With an integrated tool flow in Cadence Allegro, we have seen increased productivity for PCB design. Now that our designs are heavily constrained, the PCB design might be expected to take a lot longer. However, the design checking process is so much shorter, that the overall time is less. More importantly, with all the necessary nets constrained in the schematic, the chances of a PCB revision for signal integrity reasons have been vastly Reduced. Cadence Allegro design entry HDL has had advanced features (such as constraint editor) for a long time, and it has been stable for us. We have not seen any bugs with the software. This compares favourably with our experience with competitive tools which promised good things, but in VMETROs experience were not stable.

- Hugh Tarver  Engineering manager at VMETRO Ltd.

Cadence Allegro has helped us push the technological envelope for designing layouts using multi site BGA, high density, RF, digital and high layer counts. As a leader in ATE hardware fixtures, we have found the alliance between Cadence and Parallel Systems a useful synergy, where both companies have given their expert advice towards new software tools, updates and training programmes, helping us to make sure that we keep ahead of our game.

- Nigel Rowe Shane Consultants Limited

I am thoroughly impressed with the Orcad Unison package as a whole; the software has proved to cater for all my demands as a design engineer. Complex and large-scale schematics are easily realised and intuitively managed. The integration between the PCB layout and the schematic is seamless and enormously simplifies the development process. The SPECCTRA PCB auto-router is both powerful and simple to use. This has resulted in a faster time to market compared with previous software packages.

- ZaferJarrah - Hybrid Instruments UK

OrCAD PCB Designer with PSpice provides my business with an integrated development tool that works from the first schematic concept, through simulation and on to product realisation - all straight out of the box. It's even useful during hardware debug as the link between the Capture and PCB Designer allows for quick and easy track tracing. Add in the effective and intelligent customer support and you have a first class package. OrCAD Capture allows me to get on with the job of designing electronics without having to fight my software. From jobs with 10 components on a single sheet through to complex hierarchical systems with 30 schematic pages, Capture has handled it all

- Craig Britton  Supply Design

We purchased OrCAD Layout and it was good value for money. We felt that it was not meeting the requirements for todays high speed technology and complex designs, and were pleased to hear that the product was to be upgraded. The new, OrCAD PCB Designer utilises the highly regarded Allegro PCB Design Editor which has brought greater efficiency in component placement and routing; we were very impressed with the way it handled routing in planes/copper pouring etc. Library management is significantly improved and there is a general feeling of increased productivity. It is fully compatible with the high end Allegro product range 

Jim Hurford. Dayford Designs.

OrCAD PCB Designer is a great tool for a service bureau like us. With PCB Designer, we can use OrCAD Capture, the popular schematic entry tool used by many of our customers.  We also do PCB layout based on the solid Allegro database format. This allows us to reuse designs, if necessary, and addresses high-speed issues within the Allegro Environment.

- Ronald Weber, PCB designer at DesConTec

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