Top 10 Tech Tips of 2018 – try saying that one 5 times fast! 2019 is off to a great start! We thought it was a good time to reflect on the best-of-the-best Tech Tips from 2018. The following are the most popular Tech Tip posts published 2018.
PCB designers working with advanced and complex designs are constantly pushing the boundaries to satisfy the signal integrity of routed differential pairs and busses. Those who work with flexible and flex-rigid PCB designs are perhaps the most demanding of all. A while ago, the introduction of the curved corner style for routing trunks in CADSTAR made a big difference to this group of users.
In this tech tip, we will explore how you can clear a routed trace pattern on multiple conductive layers. Watch our video to go through the steps with us.
Follow along with this step-by-step video and learn how to import DXF data into the CR-8000 Design Gateway symbol editor.
Learn how to find a one pin net using a batch program and then output the one pin net information in the netlist text file.
DS-CR maintains electronics design data in a vault with controlled access and revision control. That data must be distributed outside the vault to support various business activities such as fabrication, assembly, and supply chain management.
Oftentimes when we’re working on schematics, the panel menus take up a ton of space on the screen. This is where the Design Gateway auto-hide feature comes in handy.
Simply draw a Dragon area around your BGA. Then select the Dragon area and create a strategy to fanout the pads of your BGA - Watch movie
Creating pin pairs in the Constraint Browser is fine for one or two nets at a time, but if you want to create pin pairs for a whole design, I recommend using an easy, single-step macro.
Did you know when editing lengthening patterns in CR-8000 Design Force, you can modify the lengthening pattern, and meet your constraints all in one step?
CR-8000 Design Force 2017 has improved the offset via function by adding efficiency in pulling out tracks from vias, creating BGA designs and build-up designs. The controls are based on the following...
A common task that is often dreaded among PCB designers is having to relocate a large point-count BGA that’s fanned out, and even partially escaped routed, to the opposite side of a PCB.
One of the more powerful capabilities of a good data management system such as DS-CR (formerly known as DS-2) is searching and the ability to generate reports. A great example is the ability to generate Where-used information. These types of reports are extremely useful when performing impact assessments where ...
Have you ever finished generating the manufacturing release package for the latest product design and then it occurred to you that something may be wrong? Imagine, it’s Thursday night and you just finished a nice dinner with the family. Your daughter’s soccer team won and the Broncos are playing the Chiefs tonight. It will be great to relax and enjoy the game.
DDR4, the fourth generation of DDR SDRAM technology, is the latest and greatest SDRAM standard and will continue to be until the fifth generation is released. The new standard features a point-to-point architecture that offers superior timing margins.