September 29, 2016

Distributor Farnell element14, in partnership with Altium, has released version 1.2 of Altium CircuitStudio; the package is a full professional PCB design tool with schematic capture, feature-rich PCB editing and centralised component management. It is now available at a price point of €957 / £753.

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September 28, 2016

Mentor Graphics Corporation today announced that Siemens Building Technologies has deployed Mentor's SystemVision product with Siemens printed circuit board to (PCB) design teams around the world, providing an upfront, mechatronic simulation environment and a qualified, central library for the Mentor Graphics Xpedition Enterprise PCB design flow. Early simulation using the SystemVision tool allows designers to make design decisions regarding component tradeoffs, find design mistakes, and verify their designs before PCB layout. The central library allows teams to exchange projects around the world, which eliminates errors due to using different libraries and tools for simulation and PCB layout.

The SystemVision multi-discipline collaboration environment lets designers at Siemens...

September 16, 2016

The Evolution of Altium: Road to a Record-Breaking Year

September 14, 2016 | Judy Warner, I-Connect007


Chris Donato, VP of sales for Altium Americas, sat down with me recently to discuss what he and Altium have been up to lately, where they came from (Australia) and what the future holds for Altium. This company has evolved from flying well under the radar during the acquisition frenzy of the ‘80s, to achieving a record $100 million in sales for fiscal year 2016.

Judy Warner: Chris, it's great to speak with you. I'm excited to hear about Altium and what you're doing. Let’s start by telling our readers about yourself, your background, and how you came to be the...

September 6, 2016

PentaLogix announces the completion of its Gerber X2 input and output. Working closely with Ucamco, the developer of the Gerber format, PentaLogix has successfully implemented Gerber X2. The output has been fully verified by Ucamco, who confirm it conforms to the X2 specification.

Ucamco launched Gerber X2 with a single goal in mind: to provide a robust, standardized method for automatically transferring layout data and valuable PCB design information from CAD to CAM. Extended Gerber has always done a great job of handling the first part; the image data. But now with Gerber X2, the PCB industry's de facto standard image format is even better. That's because Gerber X2 offers...

September 2, 2016

How do you intuitively engineer good impedance controlled PCB stack-up and routing plans for each new design which meet all of their specific impedance control design requirements?  

-  Search on the Internet?

-  Do hand calculations?

-  Ask a friend?

-  Always force the design into the same one or two because they worked in the past?

-  Buy a very expensive and complex tool like Polar?

-  “Feel” the best solution?

-  Hire an “expert” to do it?

Can you intuitively visualize and understand what it’s doing and how to reliably use it?

How do you efficiently approach gathering the raw data to make the final choices?

This webinar, presented by Nine Dot Connects on August 31, will answer these questions, and many more....

August 31, 2016

Altium has announced the completed acquisition of Perception Software, an industry leading provider of enterprise PLM integration solutions. Perception Software will bring over a decade of enterprise integration expertise and technology to the Altium portfolio, allowing engineers and manufacturers to design, build, and support innovative products. As part of this acquisition, Perception Software will continue to operate independently as they bridge the data and information gap between EDA design teams and the enterprise supply chain. 

“With Perception’s innovative technology and expertise in enterprise integration, the EDA industry as a whole stands to benefit with a more connected and seamless product design ecosystem,” said Henry Potts, Chief Operating Officer at Altium. “Our...

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Attend Cadence's complimentary two-day workshop to learn how you can do a more thorough job of verifying your SoC designs. Cadence experts will guide you through new protocol developments and demonstrate the application of Verification IP (VIP) to debug these interfaces: PCI...

August 15, 2016

Mentor Graphics Corporation today announced the first phase of the new Xpedition printed circuit design (PCB) flow to address the increasing complexity of today's advanced systems designs. The increasing densities of electronics products are forcing companies to develop highly compact system designs with more functionality, and at lower costs. To efficiently manage the density and performance requirements for advanced PCB systems, the new Xpedition flow provides advanced technologies to enable design and verification of 3D rigid-flex structures, and to automate layout of high-speed topologies with advanced constraints.

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August 12, 2016

Kaynes Technology, a leading EMS company based in Mysore, India,  has selected Mentor Graphics to provide a complete design-to-manufacturing solutio,n comprising Mentor Graphics Xpedition Enterprise, HyperLynx, Valor Process Preparation, Valor NPI and Valor Parts Library products. 

“As an end-to-end EMS solutions provider for the medical, defense, telecom, energy,  industrial controls, and IT markets, we need to rely on best-in-class technologies to ensure that our systems are manufactured exactly as intended,” stated Ramesh Kannan, managing director, Kaynes Technology. “Mentor Graphics PCB design and manufacturing products help us reduce lead time, cost and needless duplications for first-pass success.”

Kaynes Technology is replacing its legacy home-grown systems with...

July 28, 2016

Taking a product design from concept to creation can be a complicated process of decisions and tradeoffs. Attention to every detail is required, particularly for the analog, mixed-signal portions of your design.

This webinar will introduce designers to the PADS AMS Design Suite, a complete design capture solution and analog, mixed-signal (AMS) virtual prototyping environment. With this suite, you will be able to create electronic product designs faster and easier while ensuring design intent, performance, and reliability.

What Attendees Will Learn

-  Types of circuit simulation and analysis for behavioral verification, scenario exploration, and component optimization

-  The power and flexibility of VHDL-AMS and SPICE-based simulation and...

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