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Session 3D  (3:30 - 4:30, Room 3)


Speaker: Mike Catrambone, Cadence

Title: Routing Complex Interfaces Utilizing Intelligent Design Planning Techniques

Abstract: Intelligent planning plays a critical role through all stages of the design process. 
Looking at interfaces from a hierarchical level while fine tuning and optimizing
connections lowers your risk of unexpected rip-ups at the wrong time late in a project. 
This paper will talk about the design challenges encountered by PCB designers today and
how careful planning of these complex routing interfaces can accelerate routing and
tuning signals by as much as 75%.  The paper also provides techniques that designers
can apply to breakout sequencing, point to-point routing, and tuning of signals

Bio: Michael Catrambone is a Sr. Principal Product Engineer for Allegro PCB products at Cadence Design Systems, focusing on Allegro Core Functionality (Constraint Management, High Speed Interfaces & Interconnect and Emerging Technologies).  Mike joined Cadence in 2012 as a Principal Product Validation Engineer prior to moving into his current role in 2015. Prior to joining Cadence he had over twenty four years’ experience in PCB development, Library Management, EDA software support and value-added process improvement working for such companies as Automated Systems, US Robotics, 3Com Corporation, CommWorks, UTStarcom and Plexus Engineering Solutions.  He is deeply involved with the Cadence user community, a Past Chairman of CDNLive - Cadence User Group and a Past Board Member of the International Cadence Users Group.