Cadence PCB Solutions

Cadence PCB solutions is a complete front to back design tool to enable fast and efficient product creation. Cadence enables users accurately shorten design cycles to hand off to manufacturing through modern, IPC-2581 industry standard.

  • Designing to PCB Creepage and Clearance Standards in Circuit Board Layouts

    Designing to PCB Creepage and Clearance Standards in Circuit Board Layouts

    This article discusses the importance of maintaining PCB creepage and clearance standards in your circuit board layout and methods for accomplishing that.

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  • Exploring the Difference Between Single-Ended and Differential Signals

    Exploring the Difference Between Single-Ended and Differential Signals

    This article will explore the differences between single-ended and differential signals and show you how to use each to your advantage in your designs.

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  • Avoiding PCB Layout Errors With the Right Design Tools

    Avoiding PCB Layout Errors With the Right Design Tools

    Read on to learn how to avoid creating PCB layout errors by using the full features and functionalities of your design tools.

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  • Effective PCB Trace Width and Spacing

    Effective PCB Trace Width and Spacing

    This article is about the challenges of routing with the correct PCB trace width and spacing, as well as some design tooltips to help with that.

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  • Top PCB Layout Recommendations for BGA Packages

    Top PCB Layout Recommendations for BGA Packages

    This article explains ball grid array parts used in the design of circuit boards and discusses some best practice PCB layout recommendations for BGA packages.

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  • PCB Component to Edge Clearance Considerations

    PCB Component to Edge Clearance Considerations

    This article discusses the potential problems with PCB component to edge clearances that are too tight and what the designer can do about it.

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  • PCB Thermal Management Techniques

    PCB Thermal Management Techniques

    An overheated PCB is likely to malfunction, which is why proper PCB thermal management is such a vital part of ensuring the reliability of an electronics design.

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  •  IPC Component Spacing Guidelines

    IPC Component Spacing Guidelines

    IPC component spacing guidelines exist to minimize physical overlap and electrical interference that could have detrimental effects on PCB performance.

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  •  How to Reduce Ground Noise

    How to Reduce Ground Noise

    Ground noise refers to electrical fluctuations that may cause PCB performance problems. Learning how to reduce ground noise is an important part of PCB design.

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  • Understanding Standing Wave Patterns on Interconnects and Antennas

    Understanding Standing Wave Patterns on Interconnects and Antennas

    Read our guide to learn about standing wave patterns on your electrical transmission lines and interconnects.

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  • Applying IPC Through-Hole Standards In PCB Design

    Applying IPC Through-Hole Standards In PCB Design

    This article explores figuring out the right IPC through-hole standards in PCB design and how to apply them in calculating pad size.

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  • High-Power PCB Design Considerations

    High-Power PCB Design Considerations

    Special considerations are required for high-power PCB design, including thermal management, layout, component arrangement, and more.

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  • Deriving the Instantaneous Power Equation

    Deriving the Instantaneous Power Equation

    How do you form an instantaneous power equation and is it useful in all types of circuits? Get your questions answered in this article.

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  • How To Prevent Solder Bridging

    How To Prevent Solder Bridging

    Wondering how to prevent solder bridging when you have little control over the assembly process? Using an IPC-compliant footprint is a good start.

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  • PCB Design Principles for Beginners

    PCB Design Principles for Beginners

    These PCB design principles help beginners ensure design reliability and manufacturability for their PCB designs. Learn how to put them into practice.

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  • Understanding the Fundamentals of Power Supply Design

    Understanding the Fundamentals of Power Supply Design

    Getting the fundamentals of power supply design right is critical to ensuring the reliability of a circuit. Here are some common challenges and key tips.

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  • Optimizing Your PCB Using Design for Reliability (DfR) Principles

    Optimizing Your PCB Using Design for Reliability (DfR) Principles

    When designing a PCB, it is important to use design for reliability (DfR) concepts to avoid PCB failures and unreliability. Read on to learn how to implement these concepts.

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  • Working with PCB Design Standards

    Working with PCB Design Standards

    What are the most common PCB design standards and why does your design need to comply with them? Let us show you the answers and more.

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  • Single-Point vs. Multipoint Grounding in PCB Layouts

    Single-Point vs. Multipoint Grounding in PCB Layouts

    This article explores the differences of single-point vs. multipoint grounding in PCB layouts as well as some ground plane design best practices.

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  • Understanding RF Reflection

    Understanding RF Reflection

    RF reflection is a phenomenon that you need to pay attention to in high-speed designs. Learn why it occurs and how it affects circuit performance.

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