If you migrated from CR-5000 Board Designer you might recall my ToolTip a few years back, specific to using the Parameter Resource file, in order to save and reuse settings you define within the tool such as route parameters or dimension parameters. The data resource file in the Design Force is the equivalent to that parameters resource file.
A function that pushes tracks away and avoids obstacles when a via is moved has been added. This is a great advantage for the designer when routing. What use to take a lot of time to move traces and vias to move a via to a new location has been greatly enhanced using the “Activ-45 Router”.
In DF 2019 we have new feature call “Checking the Unconnected Length”. But this feature is not in the What’s New online help, since it is execute by simple macro syntax...
Every day, more and more of our lives become connected with IoT technology. With billions of smart products already out there.
Believe it or not, you can use your Circuit Block Library for architectural planning too!
In part 1 of this blog we took a back-to-basics approach and discussed line impedance and its effects in signal integrity. As every electrical conductor comprises capacitance, an inductance, and a frequency-dependent ohmic resistance, and with increasing frequencies, these electrical characteristics will influence and distort the signal.
PCB design tools were built on 2D software methods in the 1980s. Many of today’s design tools still use that 2D code base. Mechanical tools have moved on to native 3D design. PCB has been stuck more or less in the 2D world. Extensions to the 2D code base made 2.5D and 3D visualization possible. But designing in 3D requires the tool to be built on a 3D kernel.
Impedance and impedance control belong to the oldest and most often discussed topics in PCB design. They are especially important with the high-speed design when related to signal integrity. In this, the first of a two-part blog, we’ll go back to the basics of impedance/impedance control and consider what influences line impedance. In part two, we’ll set about controlling it.
And it's easier than you think. A reuse library can boost productivity and product reliability. Read and watch our video to learn more.
Calculate the track width value from the characteristic impedance and layer configuration by using a field solver.
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.