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PADS is a software package from Mentor Graphics used for schematic capture, PCB layout, and circuit simulation.

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Is there a way in Mentor Graphics (Siemens) Pads Designer VX2.2 / Pads PCB to route through unused pads without generating a DRC error?

I am using an eMMC memory in one of my designs. It is in a 153 ball package (which appears to be one of two industry standard packages for this type of memory). The pads for the BGA balls have 0....
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Circuit Frequency Check - Mentor PCB Layout

I have a problem - this is my created layout for the HMC414 amplifier. I'm wondering, if looking at this layout you can see that this circuit is at 50 Hz or at 2.4 GHz? Apparently, you can tell just ...
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PCB Layout Mentor Graphics - basic question about transmission lines and components

I am currently doing a PCB Layout for an amplifier and would like to know if there is any way to add a transmission line to the Layout. As far as I noticed there is no corresponding symbol for such a ...
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PADS Logic: how do I select parts by attributes/properties?

I don't know if this question fits this site. I will try to explain the detail, but my question is specific to a tool set; how to use the "Mentor graphics PADS Logic" schematics capture tool....
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PADS 9.5 to KiCAD

I have a .pcb file which was made in PADS 9.5, and I wish to view it in PcbNew in KiCad. The current method that I have found on the internet is to first import the PADS project to an Altium project ...
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Schematic of an amplifier with bandpass filter and impedance matching

I am having trouble creating a block diagram in PADS Professional Designer. My HMC414 amplifier has IN input, two OUT outputs, and additionally VCC, VPD1, VPD2 and GND pins (there is also NC [Not ...
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Symbol for SAW filter - DEA142450BT-3028A1

I wanted to create a symbol for the SAW filter to use for my project in PADS Professional Designer, but when I try to download the part through "PartQuest" it has no symbol or footprint. In ...
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Mentor Graphics Xpedition DxDesigner Print

Does anyone know how to fix this? One day my SSD died and after a system restore, I found a clean list of printers. I tried to reinstall MG EE but the problem persists.
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creation of a symbol on pads

I did simulations with the PA107 amplifier from Apex and now I want to go to the creation of PCB. For the simulation I downloaded the lib of the amp and I created the symbol. On the other hand for the ...
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Why the GND is visible for 2 layer design in PADS layout?

I am facing an error while practicing a reference design of the DLP-2232M-G board downloaded from Mentor's website. The design engineer of this board has used 2 layer (TOP and BOTTOM ) keeping 3 to ...
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Reference pcb design by PADS layout [closed]

Let me ask you few questions for those who know how to design PCB in PADS. In case of PCB design in PADS layout, manually routing is bit time consuming, cant I depend on auto routing ? When you ...
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Adding multiple thermal relief spokes to a large pad in Mentor-PADS

Regarding Mentor PADS Layout software (v9.5)... I have a large rectangular pad (the tab on a power FET) which is surrounded by a large copper pour (for current and thermal capacity). When I pour the ...
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Best approach/practice to design PCB which can handle 50-80A current?

I'm designing a PCB which needs to handle high currents across various fuses, relays and connectors. The current ratings would be 8A, 20A, 50A, 80A. So I would like to know which is best approach to ...
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Draw routing on PCB without components

Is there any way to draw routing on a PCB in the software PADS Layout without any components, like the CAD images below? If PADS Layout doesn't work, does Eagle have this function? Also, can I resize ...
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Which layer contains the board outline in PADS Layout?

TL:DR If I create or import a board outline on PADS Layout, in which layer(s) is it drawn? Can I make it visible/invisible? On Mentor Graphics PADS, I'm trying to import a board outline from a ...
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EAGLE for 10 layer boards with 337-ball BGA?

I have been using EAGLE for some years. The boards I have designed had the following specs: up to 4 layers 6 mil spacing densest package: QFN, 0.4 mm pitch only "ordinary" vias mainly (low ...
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Import DXF file into PADS Logic

I have a drawing border in DXF format that I need to get into PADS. Is there a sensible way of doing this, without needing some add-on software?
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