UK electronics students get free industry grade PCB design tools

Cadence is offering UK engineering students free licences for its OrCAD PCB design tools, to the equivalent of £20,000.


“So far just in the UK over the last year we have issued £5,380,000’s worth of licenses to UK students at no cost to them at all,” said Simon Wood at Parallel Systems, Cadence Channel Partner.

Free student licences are available for the following tools:

  • OrCAD Capture CIS –
  • OrCAD PCB Designer professional
  • PSpice AD
  • PSpice Advanced Analysis
  • OrCAD SigXplorer Signal Integrity
  • PSpice SLPS integration with MATLAB and Simulink

The license will be available to them as long as they are a full time student in a university or college.

These are not restricted, student demo, lite editions these are the full versions.

There are over 150 dedicated tutorial videos on the internet


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