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CES for Expedition PCB

Categories: Expedition

Using CES for Expedition┬«, learn to quickly define and refine design constraints accessible from many Mentor Graphics PCB design systems, to improve design accuracy. View course details ↓

Online

Self-paced online training lets you acquire course skills any time, from any computer, complete with software access and hands-on lab exercises. Start your training within minutes of registration! Learn more about on-demand training

Date Language Price
Anytime! English 800 USD Register

Live Online classes deliver all the interactivity and depth of the traditional classroom, from the convenience of your own computer, with hands-on exercises and course materials. Learn more about Live Online training

Date Time Language Price
Nov 3–62014 8–2 PM
PST
English 1,400 USD Register

Classroom

Full instructor-led courses in a Mentor training facility, with complete course materials and access to classroom computers.

Date Location Time Language Price
Aug 7–82014 Seoul Korea 9–6 PM
KST
English 810,000 KRW Register
Aug 18–192014 Singapore Singapore 9–5 PM
SGT
English 1,000 USD Register
Aug 21–222014 Longmont Colorado 9–5 PM
MDT
English 1,400 USD Register
Sep 4–52014 Munich Germany 9–5 PM
CEST
English 1,300 EUR Register
Sep 25–262014 Fremont California 9–5 PM
EDT
English 1,400 USD Register
Oct 16–172014 Munich Germany 9–5 PM
CEST
English 1,300 EUR Register
Oct 22–232014 Meudon France 9–5 PM
CEST
French 1,300 EUR Register
Oct 23–242014 Marlborough Massachusetts 9–5 PM
EDT
English 1,400 USD Register
Nov 9–102014 Herzliya Israel 9–5 PM
IST
English 4,048 ILS Register
Nov 13–142014 Meudon France 9–5 PM
CET
French 1,300 EUR Register
Nov 13–142014 Longmont Colorado 9–5 PM
EST
English 1,400 USD Register
Dec 4–52014 Munich Germany 9–5 PM
CET
English 1,300 EUR Register
Dec 11–122014 Fremont California 9–5 PM
PST
English 1,400 USD Register
Jan 15–162015 Marlborough Massachusetts 9–5 PM
EST
English 1,400 USD Register
Feb 12–132015 Longmont Colorado 9–5 PM
MST
English 1,400 USD Register
Mar 12–132015 Fremont California 9–5 PM
PDT
English 1,400 USD Register
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Course Details

In this course, Mentor PCB design experts will teach you to use CES as a constraint system in the DxDesigner-to-Expedition PCB flow, giving you the detailed knowledge you need to define design constraints.

You will learn to quickly document your design constraints in a spreadsheet paradigm with formulas, references, hierarchy and reuse. Hands-on lab exercises will reinforce lecture topics and facilitate efficient constraint definition for complete design, e.g., complex buses, Gigabit channels, DDR, etc.

What you'll learn

Lecture/demonstration discussions will be followed by hands-on lab experiences to reinforce knowledge gained from the lecture material. This course steps you through the following lectures and exercises:

CES overview

  • Using the CES graphical user interface and customizing it
  • Define, navigate and manipulate constraints hierarchies in CES

Mechanical constraints

  • Partition design data using net classes, constraint classes and schemes
  • Set up mechanical constraints such as trace widths, via assignments, and clearances

High-speed constraints

  • Assign physical high-speed constraints such as minimum/maximum/matched delays, delay formulas, custom or complex topologies, differential pairs and parallelism rules to nets/net groups
  • Autoroute constrained nets and evaluate routing results

Design validation and constraint reuse

  • Validate the layout against constraints directly within the editor
  • Employ constraint templates to reuse already-defined constraints in other designs

Course Information

Intended for

PCB engineers and layout designers who want to increase productivity by adopting efficient, flow-wide constraint methodology

Prerequisites

Familiarity with concepts of PCB design and technology

Course Part Number
  • Classroom: 236552
  • Live online: 239700
  • On-demand: 259649
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