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Constraint Manager Course Description

CA Design’s one day Cadence Allegro Constraint Manager course is an in-depth introduction to the Cadence platform covering high speed constraints.  We show the engineer how to properly set up complex and technically challenging constraints including DDR3, LVDS, USB, and PCIe constraints.  Most importantly, we show options and work-arounds to constraint limitations.  There are many items within Constraint Manager which must be set for the constraints to actually work.  Without specific training, it’s extremely difficult for any engineer to find all  of the settings required for a valid design.  As always, we teach real world applications of the software, with workarounds when they’re needed and how to optimize it’s strong points.  The class is designed as an engineer-to-engineer class, giving real-world solutions to real-world problems.

Included below are some of the topics covered:

Physical and Spacing rule sets

Controlled Impedance

Design Set-up

Differential Pairs

Differential Pairs

Controlled Lengths


Sig Explorer

Saving Constraints

Re-using Constraints

Specific hi-Speed Rule Set-ups with Examples