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OrCAD PCB Designer 65% OFF the RRP - now only $1,399

To entice more engineers to add the enhanced features of OrCAD PCB Designer to their arsenal of world-class tools, we're offering a strictly limited special deal for Australian and New Zealand customers.

With features such as 2D-3D visualisation and auto-collision detect for EDA/MCAD inter-operability, and with a more powerful engine to make even basic operations such as sliding vias, connecting tracks or moving parts considerably faster than other PCB layout tools, now is the best time to make the move to OrCAD.

But hurry. The chance to save $2,655 ends August 31, 2017.

PSpice 'Advanced Analysis' technical update

Discover the latest enhancements available in PSpice AA and how they can speed design times, help avoid errors and cut manufacturing costs while optimising yields.

New On-demand Webinar: "Combining MATLAB & Simulink with PSpice to Streamline PCB design"

PSpice's popularity and utility derives from its powerful simulation capabilities, as well as its interoperability with MATLAB and Simulink.

This capability allows electrical behaviour to be co-simulated with system-level models to analyse the behaviour of PCBs under different temperature, vibrational, etc, regimes - without the need to create yet more prototype PCBs to put through physical testing.

Discover more in this 40 minute video presentation.

Enhanced 'Advanced Analysis' makes PSpice more powerful than ever

The latest enhancements to PSpice Advanced Analysis (AA) allow users to run manufacturing yield analyses on existing designs without having to update parts or part models.

This video demo shows how this is achieved.

And with PSpice Advanced Analysis Option now 40% OFF the RRP, and with PSpice Designer (required to run AA features) still 80% OFF the RRP, now is the perfect time to add this great productivity tool to your design arsenal.

What's new in QIR#3 Release?

OrCAD® Quarterly Interim Release 3 is packed with new features and enhancements, including a fully interactive 2D-3D visualiser that greatly improves your ability to optimise layouts and avoid errors such as collisions with mechanical elements.

Learn more about the enhanced interactive 2D-3D editing functions in this 4 minute video.

PSpice-MATLAB Visualisation Interface is here!

The powerful waveform analysis capability of PSpice gets another boost by enabling simulation results exporting to MATLAB. Now PSpice users have complete and seamless access to MATLAB plotting capabilities, can view PSpice simulation results in MATLAB, and can customize waveform processing on export.

Capture Cloud is here - and it's FREE!

OrCAD® Capture Cloud gives you access to a reduced-functionality version of OrCAD's schematic entry application on any computer with a web browser - and that includes iOS and Android devices. There is nothing to install and nothing to configure.

So if you want to experience the convenience of creating schematics anywhere, anytime, just fire up your browser and login to to get access to 'Capture Cloud' and Arrow Electronics' symbol and component libraries - all FREE.

And your data is secure because the OrCAD-Arrow environment uses VPC (Virtual Private Cloud), not Public Cloud infrastructure.

PSpice & Simulink Co-simulation Enhancements

The integration of Cadence PSpice® with MathWorks MATLAB® and Simulink® provides a complete system-level simulation solution for PCB design and implementation. Customers can now utilise PSpice for analogue/mixed-signal simulation and perform MATLAB/Simulink behavioural-level modelling, analysis, and visualisation in a single, integrated system design and debug environment, improving productivity and accelerating time to market.

The new option, called 'PSpice System Option' (product code PO4500), is now available.

Users with SLPS can upgrade to the new bi-directional 'PSpice System Option' package by ordering product code PO4500UG2.

PSpice 17.2 - More powerful AND affordable than ever!

Regardless of what design app you use, PSpice offers design engineers the most powerful SPICE simulation and analysis tool of them all.

For a limited time, PSpice Designer is only $1,650 (GST inclusive) - that's more than 80% OFF the RRP!

Note sure what value PSpice offers? This 17 minute overview video is a must-see!

Or learn more about the special offer by clicking here.

FREE XJTAG DFT Assistant plug-in for OrCAD 'Capture'

The new XJTAG® DFT Assistant for OrCAD® Capture software plugin allows design engineers to identify and correct potential JTAG testability problems early in the design cycle. Because many IC packages are inaccessible for testing using physical probes, failure to provide JTAG test access to these chips could result in a board re-spin and an expensive project delay.

Visit the XJTAG website to discover more and download the free 'Design For test' (DFT) plugin.

New Schematic HTML Viewer for 'Capture'

From OrCAD Capture 17.2 QIR #1, you can now export your schematic design to a single HTML file, and view your design in any web browser (Google Chrome recommended). With this new feature, sharing your design with your team members or external design chain partners is easier than ever before.

graphical design viewer

New Interactive 3D Canvas for OrCAD 'PCB Designer'

The new 3D canvas brings a high quality 3D visualization engine to help you design your PCB board with great accuracy and confidence. Key features are:

  • Layer and symbol visibility controls
  • Ability to eliminate unnecessary ECAD/MCAD iterations with 3D collision detection
  • Cross probing 3D view to 2D canvas
  • Ability to empower your flex PCB designs with Bend Editor

  • New Padstack Editor for OrCAD 'PCB Designer'

    Introducing OrCAD's updated user interface for convenient padstack creation. Includes addition of new geometries and support for counter-bore/counter-sink definitions and several new drill features.

    New in 17.2.001 - New Productivity Enhancements

    Productivity enhancements features in OrCAD Capture provide overall productivity increases for schematic designers.

  • Export design differences into MS Excel format to quickly analyze large numbers of differences
  • Updated and flow-wise property spreadsheet filters
  • Configure library and Place part function from CIS Part Browser directly

  • What's New in 17.2?

    Enhanced Schematic Entry

  • Design Difference Viewer
  • Open Demo Design
  • Export-import XML
  • Export PDF
  • Extended preferences setup
  • ISCF export
    Discover OrCAD Capture >>

    Enhanced Simulation & Analysis

  • Virtual prototyping
  • 64-Bit Simulation Engine and Result Analysis
  • New functions for behavioural models
  • New PSpice models
  • Support for TCL 8.6
    Discover OrCAD 'PSpice Designer Suite' >>
  • Enhanced PCB Layout

  • Rigid flex
  • Cross section editor
  • Layer set based DRC and routing
  • New padstack editor
  • Shape edit application mode
  • Colour and visibility enhancements
  • 64 Bit Support
  • Display segment over voids
  • Spread line between voids
  • Via2Via line fattening
  • Contour routing
  • Group routing
  • Gloss commands
  • Differential pair routing and DRC
  • Layer set DRC and routing
  • Interactive 3D Canvas with 3D collission detection
    Discover OrCAD 'PCB Designer Suite' >>

  • Ready to start using the world's leading PCB Design Software?