Application Note

EM Simulation/Verification of a Cadence Allegro PCB

This application example outlines the electromagnetic (EM) simulation and verification flow that exists between Cadence Allegro printed circuit board (PCB) design software and NI AWR Design Environment, specifically Microwave Office circuit design and AXIEM EM analysis software, for a simple PCB design. The PCB itself consisted of a transmission line, two discontinuities, and ground via arrays. Step-by-step instructions explain how to first export a PCB design created within the Cadence Allegro PCB editor via an IPC2581 compatible file and then how to import the IPC2581 file into NI AWR Design Environment through its PCB import wizard.

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