Author: 911EDA News Desk
January 19, 2017

Altium has been shaking up the EDA world for quite some time. The Australian company once slashed the cost of Altium Designer by 75% to grow market share, and who could forget their famous (or infamous) “Bunny”...

Author: 911EDA News Desk
October 24, 2016

While at PCB West in Santa Clara in mid-September, I had the chance to sit down with Charles Pfeil of Altium and learn more about their exciting new tool, ActiveRoute, that was introduced and demonstrated in their booth during PCB West 2016. I also learned a bit about Pfeil, who is a living history lesson in PCB design.

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Author: 911EDA News Desk
August 17, 2016

Increasingly designs have electronics at their core, but importing electronic CAD into mechanical models can be clunky at best. Tim Fryer reports on a package aiming to challenge that.

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Author: 911EDA News Desk
February 12, 2016

This series of articles discusses the different steps of PCB development from the basics of creating a design schematic with specific requirements, to finalizing a board and preparing it for fabrication. The articles are written in the context of the National Instruments circuit design tools NI Multisim and NI Ultiboard.

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Author: 911EDA News Desk
February 12, 2016

This is the first of several articles in the PCB Design Best Practices series, which discusses the different steps of PCB development from the basics of creating a design schematic with specific requirements, to finalizing a board and preparing it for fabrication. The articles will use examples from National Instruments circuit design tools...

Author: 911EDA News Desk
August 26, 2015

Analyzing Crosstalk’s Impact on BER Performance: Methods and Solutions
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Author: 911EDA News Desk
August 21, 2015

Mentor Graphics has released a White Paper that provides a comparison between PADs and two competetior's products, although Mentor does not specify which products those are.  This is essentially a sell sheet for Mentor's...

Author: admin
July 12, 2013
DFM DFT Design Verification

PCB layout plays a core role in the manufacturing of a printed circuit board. The layout process produces a graphical representation of the circuitry that is necessary to manufacture a PCB. PCB design is a detailed description and graphical representation of the circuit. Most of the circuit boards manufactured today are assembled and tested by automated machines, driven in part by the data...

Author: admin
June 20, 2013
Designer Dilemmas with New Software Tools

The Dilemma

PCB Layout CAD software programs are undergoing dramatic and significant changes as companies release new versions at an increasingly rapid rate. These new versions not only fix bugs, but they add additional features and versatility. Altium Designer is arguably the fastest up and coming CAD tool on the market. ...

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