Arrow Electronics and Cadence launch tool to speed circuit board design

Wednesday January 31, 2018 0 comments Tags: Centennial, Arrow Electronics, Cadence Design , OrCAD Entrepreneur, Matt Anderson

CENTENNIAL/SAN JOSE, Calif.-- Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW) and Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) announced they have expanded their ongoing collaboration, launching the Cadence® OrCAD®Entrepreneur package for OrCAD Capture Cloud on the design center.

The new software tool suite cuts in half the time that it takes a designer to move from design to prototype, when compared to the traditional process of manually designing and simulating across separate systems, Arrow said.Arrow_logoUSE

“Thousands of design engineers already use OrCAD Capture Cloud on,” said Matt Anderson, Arrow chief digital officer.

“OrCAD Entrepreneur goes even further, helping engineers bring their design ideas to life more quickly and easily than ever before. Arrow looks forward to continuing our successful collaboration with Cadence, and to bringing cutting-edge online design tools like OrCAD Entrepreneur to the engineers who rely on our digital platform.”

Designers can use OrCAD Entrepreneur to capture their system-level design in the familiar OrCAD Capture Cloud design environment, which is accessible directly from

They can then download the design onto their desktop for simulation and layout -- moving seamlessly from design through advanced circuit simulation and PCB layout, and all the way to manufacturing.

From within the cloud-enabled design environment, designers can also select from existing Arrow reference designs, pick components from the existing Arrow parts library and generate a complete bill of materials, all in one seamless flow.

Designers can also print, share and upload new designs, the companies said.

“We are pleased to achieve this latest milestone in our ongoing collaboration with Arrow,” said Tom Beckley, Cadence senior VP and GM.

“By more tightly coupling OrCAD Capture Cloud with Arrow’s extensive online resources and further streamlining the PCB design flow, OrCAD Entrepreneur advances Cadence’s System Design Enablement strategy and helps engineers bring differentiated products to market more efficiently.”

For more information on the OrCAD Entrepreneur package now available through Arrow, visit