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Learn OrCAD and Allegro Essentials

After this course, you will know how to design your own boards in Cadence OrCAD + Allegro. A switching power supply design is used as an example to demonstrate the whole process of designing a board. You can follow all the steps based on the video, repeat them and then design your own boards.

This course is perfect for beginners and anyone starting with OrCAD & Allegro. Ideal for companies with fresh hires or young engineers. You will get a lot of useful tips about designing a switching power supply and using OrCAD and Allegro.

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What you will learn in this course

1
Starting Schematic
Starting a new project using OrCAD and Allegro software. How to create a schematic symbol library and work with design cache. Creating and placing new symbols such as ISL6236A, 1uF/100nF/10nF/220nF/10uF capacitors, and 1R resistor on the schematic for your project. Comprehensive understanding of how to work with schematic symbol libraries using OrCAD and Allegro.
2
Drawing Schematic
Creating symbols such as 0R / 10R / 200K / TBD / 10k resistors, 4.7uF / 330uF capacitors, SI4816BDY Dual MOSFET, 2.2uH / 3.3uH inductors. Placing symbols into a schematic and drawing the necessary connections between them. Tips and tricks for working with schematics, including connecting pins, understanding power and net names, using resistors and pull up/downs effectively.
3
Improving Schematic
Creating special components. Creating and placing symbols like PAD, test points, mounting holes, fiducials, and PCB schematic symbols. Learning more features in schematic. Adding and explaining pages like the cover page, block diagram, revision history. Having schematic on more pages and using off-page connectors. Working and customizing the title block.
4
Starting with Allegro and Footprints
Creating an 0805 capacitor footprint in Cadence Allegro using Footprint Wizard. How to use the Padstack editor. Various aspects of working in Allegro, such as grid, origin, layers, priority, modes, commands, filter panel and more. Creating and updating layers like silkscreen, assembly, soldermask, pastemask. Adding a 3D model into the footprint.
5
Creating footprints - Capacitors, Inductor, Fiducials
Creating custom footprints for 1210, 1206, and 7343-43 capacitors, as well as a fiducial and DR125 inductor. More about the features in Allegro, such as loading templates, copying and rotating footprints, jumping to specific points, creating pins and vertices, and drafting. How to update schematic with the new footprints.
6
Creating Footprints - Chips & Mechanical
Creating footprints for ISL6236A chip, mounting hole, PAD, 0805 resistor, SI4816BDY dual MOSFET, testpoint and VIA. You will also learn more features in Allegro such as off-grid measuring, copying and updating pads, updating text, drawing circles, changing units, and more. Additionally, you will learn how to update the schematic with new footprints.
7
Finishing Schematic, BOM, Variants
How to finish the schematic by adding annotation and reference designators, intersheet references, and performing a DRC check. You will also learn how to create various types of BOMs, including simple BOMs, variant BOMs, and BOMs for purchasing, as well as how to create and specify variants with the variant name parameter. Generating a netlist.
8
Starting new PCB & Placement
Create a new project in Allegro and set up the canvas, origin, grid, outline, colors, visibility, keep-in layers, and views. Placing components in PCB. General and placement edit, shadow mode, rats, align, and more. Furthermore, you will learn how to create shortcuts. Creating shortcuts. Using a 3D view to see your board in a three-dimensional perspective.
9
Layout
Checking your footprints and placement. Setting up PCB stackup by adding, renaming, and reordering layers, setting their thickness and more. Setting up PCB rules such as minimum track width, default VIA, power nets, and minimum space/clearance, net classes. Doing layout. Creating shortcuts for easier layout. Routing and connecting all components in your board.
10
Improving PCB
Cleaning and finishing the PCB by clearing violations, adjusting tracks, setting up thermal relief, and others. Calculating maximum currents through tracks and VIAs. How to update changes across your project. More advanced features in Allegro. Tips and tricks in schematic, such as updating the board version, using the property editor, searching in the schematic.
11
Finishing PCB
Creating layers necessary for manufacturing outputs. Creating films for silkscreen, pastemask, soldermask, mechanical drawing, and manufacturing notes. Export and import clipboard files. Adding new layers and subclasses, adding vertex, creating assembly drawings for variants, and running SKILL scripts. How to perform a final DRC check for your PCB.
12
Generating Manufacturing Outputs
Generating all necessary files and documents for PCB manufacturing and board assembly. Generating and checking a 3D model of your board. Additionally, you will learn how to print schematics into PDF format for all variants of your board and how to properly archive your project for future reference.

Pricing Plans

Choose from three different pricing plans that meet your needs and expectations. Begin your learning journey today.

Online

$199
  • Ideal for Students & Hobbyists
  • Online video access for 14 weeks for 1 person
  • Every online access can be extended for free for 1 month
  • First lesson available after payment (subsequent lessons open every 7 days)
  • Certificate (after completing activities) for 1 person
  • 100% money-back guarantee (up to 30 days from order)
  • Unlimited video access (once downloaded)
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Online and Download

$399
  • Ideal for Individuals and Companies with smaller teams
  • Online video access for 14 weeks for up to 3 people
  • Every online access can be extended for free for 2 months
  • All lessons available immediately
  • Certificate (after completing activities) for up to 3 people
  • 100% money-back guarantee (up to 30 days from order)
  • Unlimited video access (once downloaded)
  • Video download available after 30 days
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$499
  • Ideal for Professionals and Companies with more than 3 engineers
  • Online video access for 14 weeks for up to 5 people
  • Every online access can be extended for free for 3 months
  • All lessons available immediately
  • Certificate (after completing activities) for up to 5 people
  • 100% money-back guarantee (up to 30 days from order)
  • Unlimited video access (once downloaded)
  • Video download available immediately
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Your instructor
Robert Feranec

With over 20 years of experience in the electronics industry, Robert Feranec is a distinguished engineer who has contributed to numerous high-profile projects. His diverse roles include hardware designer at VOIPAC Technologies and senior hardware engineer at EUROTECH.

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