Arrow Electronics and Cadence accelerate PCB design process
Cadence Design Systems and Arrow Electronics launch OrCAD Entrepreneur on the distributor’s website, Arrow.com. The online tools enables a seamless path from design, through simulation and layout to manufacturing to accelerate PCB design.
Arrow Electronics and Cadence Design Systems already collaborate on projects and this expands their offering. The launch of the Cadence OrCAD Entrepreneur package for OrCAD Capture Cloud on the Arrow.com design centre halves the time that it takes a designer to move from design to prototype, when compared to the traditional process of manually designing and simulating across separate systems.
“Thousands of design engineers already use OrCAD Capture Cloud on Arrow.com,” said Arrow chief digital officer, Matt Anderson. “OrCAD Entrepreneur goes even further, helping engineers bring their design ideas to life more quickly and easily than ever before. Arrow looks forward to continuing our successful collaboration with Cadence, and to bringing cutting-edge online design tools like OrCAD Entrepreneur to the engineers who rely on our digital platform.”
Designers use OrCAD Entrepreneur to capture their system-level design in the familiar OrCAD Capture Cloud design environment, which is accessible directly from Arrow.com. They can then download the design onto their desktop for simulation and layout, moving seamlessly from design through advanced circuit simulation and PCB layout, and then to manufacturing.
From within the cloud-enabled design environment, designers can also select from existing Arrow reference designs, pick components from the existing Arrow parts library and generate a complete bill of materials, all in one seamless flow. Designers can also print, share and upload new designs.
Tom Beckley, senior vice president and general manager, Custom IC and PCB Group at Cadence, described it as a milestone: “By more tightly coupling OrCAD Capture Cloud with Arrow’s extensive online resources and further streamlining the PCB design flow, OrCAD Entrepreneur advances Cadence’s System Design Enablement strategy and helps engineers bring differentiated products to market more efficiently.”