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Cadence’s OrCAD Capture Supports Intel Schematic Connectivity FormatFebruary 17, 2016 | Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
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Cadence Design Systems’ OrCAD Capture now provides export capability for Intel Schematic Connectivity Format (ISCF), targeted at automating Intel-based design reviews. ISCF was developed by Intel to streamline the collaboration process with its customers. Intel worked with Cadence to develop a direct ISCF generation capability in OrCAD Capture to make this collaboration process simpler and more efficient. Customers requiring a review with Intel's Customer Solutions Team in its Sales and Marketing Group (SMG) can now exchange design data in an Intel-approved format, optimizing the design review process.
By enabling the user to directly export hierarchical schematic designs in ISCF, OrCAD Capture improves upon the traditional method, which required Intel engineers to manually migrate the schematics. Customers can benefit from having their designs reviewed against specific guidelines early in the design cycle. They can then address issues sooner in the process, improving time to market.
"We review many schematics in OrCAD Capture/CIS format," said Rui Wang, vice president and general manager of the Technical Enablement Group in Intel's Sales and Marketing Group. "We expect this export capability from Cadence tools will significantly improve our efficiency and our customers' time to market."
"By integrating OrCAD Capture with ISCF, we are able to enable designers of IoT, wearable and mobile applications to receive faster Intel design reviews, reducing risk and cost and speeding time to market," said Steve Durrill, senior product engineering group director of the PCB Group at Cadence. "Many of Intel's growing customer base are already using our tools, and they can now leverage ISCF export to streamline their process of bringing innovative products to market."
Cadence enables global electronic design innovation and plays an essential role in the creation of today's integrated circuits and electronics. Customers use Cadence software, hardware, IP, and services to design and verify advanced semiconductors, consumer electronics, networking and telecommunications equipment, and computer systems. The company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., with sales offices, design centers, and research facilities around the world to serve the global electronics industry. More information about the company, its products, and services is available at www.cadence.com.
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Cadence Design Systems, Inc. announced it has expanded its design IP portfolio on TSMC’s 3nm (N3E) process—most notably with the addition of the flagship Cadence® 224G Long-Reach (224G-LR) SerDes PHY IP, which has achieved first-pass silicon success.
PCB prototyping is a critical juncture during an electronic device’s journey from concept to reality. Regardless of a project’s complexity, the process of transforming a design into a working board is often enlightening in terms of how a design can be improved before a PCB is ready for full production.
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Z-zero founder Bill Hargin has been studying stackup design techniques for years. He developed the company’s PCB stackup planning software, and he wrote an I-Connect007 eBook, The Printed Circuit Designer’s Guide to… Stackups: The Design within the Design. In this interview, Bill shares his thoughts on designing rigid-flex stackups, the challenges they bring, and what rigid board designers need to know about designing stackups in 3D. “Flexperts” Mark Finstad of Flexible Circuit Technologies and Nick Koop of TTM Technologies also offer insight into the many tradeoffs that rigid-flex designers face.