How to Use Cadence OrCad Component Information Portal (CIP) v5.0.6 to Manage Your Electronic Design Data
If you are an electronic design engineer or a PCB designer, you know how important it is to have accurate and up-to-date information about the components you use in your projects. You need to know the availability, price, specifications, datasheets, compliance, and lifecycle status of each component, as well as how to source them from reliable suppliers.
But managing all this data can be a daunting and time-consuming task, especially if you have to deal with multiple databases, spreadsheets, websites, and catalogs. That's why you need a tool that can help you streamline and automate your component information management process.
That's where Cadence OrCad Component Information Portal (CIP) v5.0.6 comes in. CIP is a cloud-based solution that integrates with your OrCad design environment and provides you with access to millions of components from leading manufacturers and distributors. With CIP, you can:
Search and compare components based on various criteria, such as part number, description, category, manufacturer, distributor, price, availability, etc.
View detailed information about each component, including datasheets, specifications, compliance documents, 3D models, symbols, footprints, etc.
Add components to your design directly from CIP or export them to your local library.
Track the lifecycle status of each component and get alerts when they become obsolete or discontinued.
Update your design with the latest component information and avoid errors and delays in your project.
CIP is designed to help you save time and money, improve your design quality and reliability, and reduce your risk of using outdated or incompatible components. With CIP, you can focus on your core design tasks and leave the component information management to the experts.
To learn more about CIP and how to use it in your OrCad design environment, visit https://www.cadence.com/en_US/home/tools/pcb-design-and-analysis/pcb-layout/orcad-component-information-portal.html or contact us today.
How to Use CIP in Your OrCad Design Environment
To use CIP in your OrCad design environment, you need to have OrCad Capture CIS installed on your computer and an active subscription to CIP. You can sign up for a free trial of CIP here: https://www.cadence.com/en_US/home/tools/pcb-design-and-analysis/pcb-layout/orcad-component-information-portal.html
Once you have CIP installed and activated, you can access it from the OrCad Capture CIS toolbar or menu. You will see a CIP icon that looks like this:
When you click on the CIP icon, you will see a CIP window that looks like this:
The CIP window has four main tabs: Components, Distributors, Lifecycle, and Reports. You can use these tabs to search, compare, view, and manage component information from various sources.
The Components tab allows you to search for components by part number, description, category, manufacturer, or any other criteria. You can also filter your search results by availability, price range, lifecycle status, compliance status, etc. You can view detailed information about each component by clicking on it. You can also add components to your design or export them to your local library by right-clicking on them and selecting the appropriate option.
The Distributors tab allows you to view and compare the availability and price of components from different distributors. You can also view the contact information and website of each distributor by clicking on their name. You can also add components to your shopping cart or export them to your local library by right-clicking on them and selecting the appropriate option.
The Lifecycle tab allows you to track the lifecycle status of each component in your design or database. You can see if a component is active, obsolete, discontinued, or has a replacement. You can also get alerts when a component changes its lifecycle status or has a new replacement available. You can also update your design with the latest component information by right-clicking on a component and selecting the appropriate option.
The Reports tab allows you to generate and view various reports about your components, such as bill of materials (BOM), compliance reports, lifecycle reports, etc. You can also export these reports to various formats, such as PDF, Excel, CSV, etc. aa16f39245