CAD: Cadence Allegro/OrCAD software

CAD: Cadence Allegro/OrCAD software
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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:

  • Allegro Design Entry (Capture, Capture CIS, HDL and System Capture)
  • Allegro/OrCAD PCB Editor and Integrated Analysis and Checking
  • Allegro EDM Solution and ECAD-MCAD Library Creator
  • Allegro/OrCAD PSpice Simulator
  • Allegro Package Designer

Note: Not all modules are available for both operating systems.

Technical Details

Software Version Latest release
Operating System Platform Support
Bit Level 64-bit only
Software Access
Software Access Key
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What You Get

  • Faculty with a Professor Research Subscription receive access that allows you, your students, and your research staff to access Cadence’s Allegro/OrCAD software.
  • Five concurrent use instances per tool from the subscriber’s research team, to access a shared license pool.
  • Access for one year.



Allegro/OrCAD Quick Start Guide

Licensing Requirements or Restrictions

Academic Use

  • Access is authorized within the geographic boundaries of Canada only.
  • Licenses may be used for academic research and teaching only.
  • Licenses may not be used for commercial purposes
  • Access to the software license keys is limited to faculty, their graduate students, PDFs, and research staff.
  • Any NDN university Professor Research subscriber is authorized to access this product.
  • Only users from institutions that have executed the "Letter of Consent for the Acceptance of Academic Use Software License and Maintenance Terms and Conditions " with CMC may access this design tool. Please contact our Licensing Administrator at to see if you qualify.

Industrial Use

Please contact to discuss your needs.

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.