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Allegro PCB Manufacturing

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Finalizing the PCB design data for release-to-manufacturing is a critical and often fragile step within the new product introduction (NPI) process. The Allegro PCB Designer Manufacturing Option and its three key modules—DFM Checker, Documentation Editor, and Panel Editor—assist designers with an efficient and successful handoff to manufacturing by ensuring that the design adheres to all manufacturer's rules, and that the fabrication assembly intent is clearly specified in the PCB manufacturing documentation package. DFM Checker Manufacturing flaws discovered by manufacturers prior to production result in costly time-to-market delays as designs need to be updated and reprocessed to address these issues. While manufacturers are fully capable of addressing minor issues, their resolutions are rarely fed back into the source CAD data, resulting in same set of iterations of modifications on future design revisions. In worst-case scenarios, design intent can unknowingly be sacrificed when the manufacturer alters the source design files prior to production. The Manufacturing Option's DFM Checker module is a powerful, yet easy-to-use suite of manufacturing analysis toolsets. It is designed for engineers and designers who appreciate the benefits of manufacturing analysis and want to conduct it in a robust environment, with ease and sensibility at all phases of the PCB design process. DFM Checker offers comprehensive analysis for all major PCB design tools, Gerber files, intelligent manufacturing files, and NC data to ensure the content supplied to the manufacturer will minimize costly delays. DFM Checker identifies design content with the potential to result in low manufacturing or assembly yields, or costly scrap, including: • Insufficient spacing between design objects including pads, tracks, copper, drills, and vias of all types including blind, buried, laser, and back drilled • Insufficient annular rings of pad, copper, or mask • Insufficient spacing between SMD or through hole pads or parts • Copper, mask slivers, and pin holes • Acid traps, solder bridge potential, isolated or starved thermal reliefs, and trace antennas • Insufficient mask spacing, missing paste, missing solder mask, extra mask areas, or poor mask-to-pad ratios • Overlapping, coincidental, or redundant drills, mill path errors, and poor drill-to-board thickness ratios Design Analyzer Design Analyzer correlates features within a PCB design—such as minimum trace width/spacing, number of layers, board size, and drill/via technologies—to the requirements of your preferred PCB fabricator. This correlation guarantees submitted designs will be fabricated without hidden costs or unexpected delays. Design Analyzer's design reports contain all of the information required by a PCB fabricator for cost and delivery estimates of the fabricated PCB. Working collaboratively with the Cadence ® Allegro ® PCB Designer Manufacturing Option is a comprehensive, powerful, easy- to-use suite of tools that makes it efficient and cost effective for PCB designers to streamline the development of a release-to-manufacturing package for their products. The Manufacturing Option includes three modules: Design for Manufacturing (DFM) Checker, Documentation Editor, and Panel Editor. Allegro PCB Designer Manufacturing Option Powerful DFM checker, efficient documentation process, and intelligent panel design

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