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Allegro X System Capture offers a complete ecosystem for PCB designing. Schematic or system design becomes easy with the in-built data management capabilities of Allegro X System Capture.
To help beginners get started with schematic design, we have launched a new course— Allegro X System Capture Basics. This course takes you from creating a schematic to generating the board netlist.
The easy-to-use and intuitive modules help designers become more productive by designing faster schematics with a nearly flat product learning curve.
Some of the main topics in the current training course that might interest you are discussed in this post.
Before accessing the library and tool setup files, you must set the CDS_SITE system environment variable. After that, you can start Allegro X System Capture, create a new project, set the project preferences, and start designing.
Design integrity helps you detect schematic design errors based on component parameters and rules that help locate potential design defects early in the process.
You can run design integrity checks to calculate electrical performance parameters, such as power dissipation, voltage, and current for mixed-signal, analog, digital, and RF components, including power supplies.
Design Rule Checks (DRC) detect electrical and physical aspects of a schematic design. DRCs ensure that the schematic complies with all the manufacturing considerations specified for a board.
You can run these checks in Allegro X System Capture and identify errors and violations, such as bus mismatches, unconnected pins, missing capacitors, dangling nets, and so on.
A Bill of Materials (BOM) report lists all the components used in a design, along with the properties of each component. In this course, you’ll learn to generate a BOM report, along with the part numbers and values of the various properties of each component.
You can create and manage design variants on schematic sheets in Allegro X System Capture. Multiple variants of a base design can be created by modifying or deleting components in the base schematic.
A netlist file contains a list of electronic components and connectivity information in a schematic design. You can export the netlist to create a layout.
By importing netlist to a layout editor, you can proceed with the physical layout of your PCB.
To learn more about this course, enroll in the Allegro X Capture Basics course on the Cadence Support portal. Click training byte or visit Cadence Support and search for training bytes under Video Library. If you find the post helpful and want to delve deeper into Allegro X System Capture, enroll in the Allegro X System Capture Basics v23.1 (Online) course.
You can become Cadence Certified once you complete the course.
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