Our sister site, Castle Microwave, have teamed up with principal, Cadence, in the UK - which is just one of the multiple principals available at Castle Microwave. With the capability of providing multiple AWR environments, Cadence have simulation software which can now be sold through Castle Microwave.
Cadence PCB tools now available from Castle Microwave!
Castle Microwave has recently been appointed agent for Cadence in the UK supporting the AWR Design Environment for RF/circuit design and simulation, in addition to two other software packages, Allegro for pcb design and InspectAR which is a unique application designed to simplify the transition from design to manufacture for complex electronic circuits.
Cadence® Allegro® PCB Editor
Allegro helps to bring your innovative and leading-edge designs to life. With a comprehensive, powerful and easy-to-use suite of tools, simple or complex projects can be easily realised. The constraint driven environment provides real-time visual feedback and ensures the functionality and manufacturability of your PCBs, while reducing design time.
Analysis Driven Design - Quickly analyse your layout at any stage of your design cycle so you can detect and resolve potential SI and PI issues and reduce design re-spins.
Real Time Analysis - High speed and high frequency designs contain critical signals that need to be managed early on. Using real-time analysis checks, you can identify and resolve any conflicts between signal lengths and complete your designs faster
Layout and Routing - Routing algorithms make it easy to tackle both simple and complex routes whether your designs are low or high density. With various routing modes and checks available, you can quickly complete complex routes on dense boards. Avoid rule violations and meet electrical, mechanical, spacing, and manufacturing requirements with the help of real-time visual cues.
Miniaturization & HDI - HDI technology helps you meet your compact and sleek design requirements without compromising on quality.
Manufacturability - Rely on real-time manufacturability checks to help you reduce the number of design iterations and get your designs to production quickly. Real-time manufacturing checks such as Design for Fabrication (DFF), Design for Assembly (DFA), and Design for Test (DFT) can help you identify potential problems while you design so you can avoid costly re-spins that could derail your project timeline.
A new product to the Cadence portfolio, InspectAR is a platform through which physical electronics work is performed faster than ever before, with fewer mistakes. To resolve issues with PCB Debug, Rework, Assembly, Inspection, and Test, the augmented reality technology provides the capability to:
- Instantly locate any net, component, or layer
- View part information & datasheets
- Collaborate: Comment, tag teammates, link to BOM
- Create test and rework instructions
- Draw on & mark-up screenshots
- Inspect, debug, rework, and assemble PCBs in less time
- Enable interactions with circuits intuitively
- 50% time-savings with assembly, bring-up, test, and validation
- Ease of information sharing between design/test/manufacturing/QA teams
The InspectAR platform enables users to overlay every aspect of a design directly onto the circuit board enabling: