10/6/2004 - Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NYSE: CDN) (Nasdaq: CDN) announced availability of two new product suites, OrCAD® PCB Designer and OrCAD PCB Designer with PSpice®. These are included in the new OrCAD 10.3 release, which features additional enhancements to the entire OrCAD product line. Offering PCB designers high-performance tools at affordable prices, this latest release to the OrCAD product line continues to deliver enhanced productivity and provide easy scalability to the full range of Cadence® Allegro® PCB offerings.
"We are pleased to see Cadence leverage existing Allegro PCB technology that we have used for the past five years to enhance its OrCAD product line," said Joe Merola, Trueposition, Inc. "Cadence PCB technology helps us address our toughest wireless location design, testability and manufacturability challenges."
OrCAD PCB Designer and OrCAD PCB Designer with PSpice are full-featured suites with time-proven and new OrCAD technology. Both feature the new OrCAD PCB Editor, a constraint-driven PCB layout editing tool derived from the Cadence Allegro PCB editor.
OrCAD PCB Designer also includes SPECCTRA®, the industry-leading autorouter and OrCAD Capture® for design entry. Capture provides an interactive environment in which to create and edit complex, multi-layer PCBs. PCB Designer with PSpice incorporates PSpice A/D for analog/mixed-signal simulation. Both product suites help small project teams improve productivity and easily expand to the next level of technology to keep pace with their design capability growth. In addition, OrCAD 10.3 introduces new features and technologies for OrCAD Capture, OrCAD Layout®, and PSpice.
"OrCAD PCB Designer strengthens the OrCAD product line by offering a scaleable, cost-effective solution for our customers," said Steve Kamin, director of the OrCAD product line at Cadence. "Along with the improvements we've made to OrCAD Capture, OrCAD Capture CIS, OrCAD Layout, and PSpice, Cadence continues to provide our customers with the tools they need to meet their design challenges and bring their products to market."
The OrCAD 10.3 release with OrCAD PCB Designer will be available in November. It paves the way for easy upgrade from the OrCAD product line to the Cadence Allegro® 200 Series, and on to the Allegro 600 Series, without the need to translate design databases or change use models. OrCAD products are distributed by a worldwide network of solution providers. For more information on OrCAD, please visit www.orcad.com.
Cadence is the largest supplier of electronic design technologies and engineering services. Cadence solutions are used to accelerate and manage the design of semiconductors, computer systems, networking and telecommunications equipment, consumer electronics, and a variety of other electronics-based products. With approximately 4,850 employees and 2003 revenues of approximately $1.1 billion, Cadence has sales offices, design centers, and research facilities around the world. The company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., and traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol CDN. More information about the company, its products and services is available at www.cadence.com.
Cadence, the Cadence logo, OrCAD, OrCAD Capture, OrCAD Layout, PSpice, Allegro and SPECCTRA are registered trademarks of Cadence Design Systems.
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