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Real-Time PCB Design

To complete a working design, you need to run a series of signoff checks before you can call it done. The best designers already know what errors the analysis tools will throw at them before running signoff checks. The New OrCAD and Real-Time PCB Design makes it possible for everyone to design high-speed boards, for everyone to be improve the manufacturability of their designs, and for everyone to create the next generation of high-performance high-density electronics. Use real-time design insights in OrCAD to go from prototype to production in less time, with fewer respins.

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Real-Time High-Speed Signal Routing

OrCAD is the best PCB design tool for high-speed designs. Packed with industry-leading technology from Cadence, you can complete your complex high density and high-speed designs in a fraction of the time with automated real-time signal-aware analysis.

Real-Time Route Analysis

Real-time interactive checks help you easily find and fix common route quality issues that manufacturing DRC signoff checks miss.

Real-Time Placement Analysis

Visual indicators of length constraints help you meet delay propagation and total etch length goals when placing components.

Real-Time Impedance Analysis

Easily and quickly identify impedance discontinuity issues visually, without simulation models or extensive signal integrity expertise.

Real-Time Dynamic Differential Pair Routing

Easily meet length and phase pin-to-pin constraints as traces bend without creating electrical issues.

Real-Time Coupling Analysis

Easily and quickly identify coupling issues without always having to rely on the SI expert.

Z-Axis and Package Pin Delay

Measure from true signal origin to end point through vias and through packages, not just the etch, so you can get timing right and ensure signal performance.

Configure Backdrilling in Padstack Editor

Remove unused sections of plated through holes in high-speed designs to improve signal integrity on your designs.

Support for Nested Net Groups

Nested Net Groups allow you to create hierarchies within your design for better organization. For example, in terms of DDR, you can further group your signals into byte lanes.

Define Constraints for XNets (Extended Nets) Through Discrete Components

Easily constrain your entire XNet from driver to receiver through a discrete component such as a resister.

Real-Time Design for Manufacturability (DFM)

Post-design DFM checks are too late. Even if you’re able to find a mistake, you’re going to lose hours, days, even weeks adjusting your design. OrCAD gives you the full DFM, Design for Fabrication (DFF), Design for Assembly (DFA), and Design for Test (DFT) checks you need in real-time while you design, so you can complete your design fast and signoff with confidence.

DFM Rules Wizard

Easily create and assign constraints for manufacturing based on IPC standards and common PCB rules.

DFF Rules

Check for common copper and component spacing issues that could potentially derail manufacturing and cause a respin.

DFT Rules

Easily ensure test points are accessible in your designs.

DRC Browser

Double check your DFM rules before signoff with a forced batch check of all rules for your whole design. If you do find something awry, it’s easy to locate and fix in your design.

DesignTrue DFM Ecosystem

Connect with the world's leading manufacturers to easily request and implement custom manufacturability rules. Learn more.

Real-Time Interactive3D

Your products all have three dimensions. And viewing them in 3D is great, but going back and forth from a 2D design and a 3D visualization feels a lot like trial and error. Don’t just view in 3D, design in 3D, with the OrCAD Interactive3D canvas.

3D Movement

Move and place components in 3D, where it’s easiest to find and fix collisions.

3D Measurements

Get accurate measurements of a component and copper spacing in the natural and intuitive Interactive3D canvas.

Flexible Circuit Bending

Bend flex circuitry in your design individually or in groups to verify assembly and fit, and see any collisions that might happen when folded.