CAD: Cadence Allegro/OrCAD

CAD: Cadence Allegro/OrCAD
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Cadence Allegro/OrCAD is a printed circuit board (PCB) design and layout CAD tool that is available for both LINUX and Windows operating systems.

The following are part of this CAD tool suite:

  • Circuit schematic capture
  • Printed circuit board (PCB) layout
  • Assorted parts libraries
  • System-in-Package design
  • PCB Auto-routing
  • PSpice simulator
  • Signal and power integrity checking (SIGRITY)
  • Utilities for translating file formats and setting up simulations.


Technical Details

Software Version 17.20.047 (September, 2018)
Operating System
  • Windows: 7, 8.1 and 10
  • LINUX: RHEL 5 to 7; SLES 11
Bit Level 64-bit only
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What You Get

  • Faculty: receive a pass that allows you, your students, and your research staff to access Cadence Allegro/OrCAD suite for Windows.
  • One pass allows only one user at a time, to access a shared license pool.
  • Contact CMC if you wish to obtain multiple passes for your research group.
  • Access for one year.



Allegro/OrCAD Quickstart Guide

Licensing Requirements or Restrictions

  • Use of this design tool is restricted to university research only.
  • Access to the software license keys is limited to faculty, their students, and research staff.
  • Any NDN university Designer or Prototyping subscriber is authorized to access this product.

If you need more help, contact our Licensing Administrator at 613-530-4787 or

Acknowledging CMC

If your research benefits from products and services provided by CMC Microsystems, please acknowledge this support in any publications about your work. For more information, please visit Acknowledge CMC.