Cadence Allegro and OrCAD (Including ADW) 17.2
Cadence Allegro系统互连平台能够跨集成电路、封装和PCB协同设计高性能互连。应用平台的协同设计方法，工程师可以迅速优化I/O缓冲器之间和跨集成电路、封装和PCB的系统互联。该方法能避免硬件返工并降低硬件成本和缩短设计周期。约束驱动的Allegro流程包括高级功能用于设计捕捉、信号完整性和物理实现。由于它还得到Cadence Encounter与Virtuoso平台的支持，Allegro协同设计方法使得高效的设计链协同成为现实。
Cadence OrCAD产品以其直观的操作界面以及强大的功能而深受广大电子工程师们的喜爱。作为世界上使用最广泛的EDA软件，早在上个世纪八十年代起，OrCAD就开始为上百万的电子工程师个体以及企业团队提供全套的设计工具，它通过所有工具之间的无缝集成，以其前所未有的生产力为个人和企业带来了巨大的经济效益。 而OrCAD最新版本17.0很好的沿袭了这些传统。
Cadence Design Systems, Inc., a leader in global electronic design innovation, has released the update (HF05) of Cadence Allegro and OrCAD 17.0 design solution with new features, enhanced customization capabilities, and simulation performance improvements that provide customers a shorter, more predictable path to product creation.
17.0, as with all major dot zero releases, contains a number of architectural changes that will have an adoption overhead for customers, such as 64Bit only operating system, database changes that require a database update and a new library padstack structure. Through discussions with customers around the world we have learned that a 2015 mandatory update to 17.0 may require more preparation at some customer sites. Therefore the OrCAD and Allegro management team have decided to create and release a new feature packed 2015 version of 16.6 (16.6-2015) that will deliver new OrCAD and Allegro products as well as new functionality tiering of the OrCAD and Allegro base PCB products and pull forward some of the key 17.0 features such as Shape Edit application mode. This new 16.6-2015 release is being planned for June’2015. Therefore 17.0 is being re-positioned as a limited access Early Adopter Program (EAP) release, available and supported for production work for those companies using Allegro who want/need to move to a 64Bit operating system and/or begin to take advantage of the new database Padstack support. With the new feature-rich 16.6-2015 release we do not expect a large number of customers will want to upgrade to 17.0.
About Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
Cadence enables global electronic design innovation and plays an essential role in the creation of today’s integrated circuits and electronics. Customers use Cadence software, hardware, IP, and services to design and verify advanced semiconductors, consumer electronics, networking and telecommunications equipment, and computer systems. The company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., with sales offices, design centers, and research facilities around the world to serve the global electronics industry.
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