March 15, 2016

         Electronics manufacturers constantly hunt for ways to make faster, cheaper computer chips, often by cutting production costs or by shrinking component sizes. Now, researchers report that DNA, the genetic material of life, might help accomplish this goal when it is formed into specific shapes through a process reminiscent of the ancient art of paper folding.

The researchers present their work today at the 251st National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS). ACS, the world's largest scientific society, is holding the meeting here through Thursday. It features more...

March 10, 2016

Altium has announced that in the coming weeks a major software update is going to be released: Altium Designer 16.1. With this release, Altium will implement several new features that will drastically change the way users design:

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March 10, 2016
 

The Altium Designer Roadshow Series is coming to a city near you in April! Altium isbringing the industry’s latest technology and experts together to share PCB design secrets, tips, and tricks, including:

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March 7, 2016

XJTAG Ltd. (Cambridge, England), a supplier of boundary scan technology for system debug, has developed design for test (DFDT) software that acts as an extension to Altium's Designer software.

The software is free and increases the DFT capabilities of the schematic capture and PCB design system.

With the increasing use of dense packing of array pinned packages on PCBs physical contact at nodes and pins for test equipment is becoming practically impossible. It therefore becomes more important to include boundary scan chains at the design stage. XJTAG DFT Assistant for Altium Designer helps validate correct boundary scan chain connectivity, through full integration with Altium Designer.

"While the first prototype is being manufactured, XJTAG DFT...

March 3, 2016

Altium is scheduled to show a pre-release BETA of a new PDN analysis solution at Embedded World 2016 for their flagship PCB design platform, Altium Designer. The PDN Analyzer extension will allow engineers to easily resolve Power Distribution Network (PDN) issues as they arise in a board layout process without having to rely on physical prototypes to identify voltage and current issues. Altium will be in attendance at Embedded World 2016 at booth 4-260 to showcase this upcoming PDN analysis technology along with several other offerings including a new circuit testing solution and the...

February 29, 2016

Cadence Design Systems’ OrCAD Capture now provides export capability for Intel Schematic Connectivity Format (ISCF), targeted at automating Intel-based design reviews. ISCF was developed by Intel to streamline the collaboration process with its customers. Intel worked with Cadence to develop a direct ISCF generation capability in OrCAD Capture to make this collaboration process simpler and more efficient. Customers requiring a review with Intel's Customer Solutions Team in its Sales and Marketing Group (SMG) can now exchange design data in an Intel-approved...

February 17, 2016

  New opportunities and answers to industry challenges will abound as leaders in the electronics manufacturing industry debut cutting-edge products and services at IPC APEX EXPO, March, 15–17, 2016, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. In keeping with the event’s theme, “Forward Thinking for Tomorrow’s Technology,” a significant number of exhibitors will be introducing new products at the show. Exhibitors will also feature chemicals, materials, and equipment for PCB manufacturing, as well as design software and printed electronics.

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February 11, 2016

The stock of Altium Limited (ASX:ALU) is a huge mover today! The stock is down 1.49% or $0.08 after the news, hitting $5.28 per share. About 406,707 shares traded hands. Altium Limited (ASX:ALU) has risen 18.32% since July 8, 2015 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 25.84% the S&P500.
The move comes after 5 months negative chart setup for the $709.35M company. It was reported on Feb, 4 by Barchart.com. We have $5.02 PT which if reached, will make ASX:ALU worth $35.47M less.

Altium Limited is engaged in the development and sales of computer software for the design of electronic products. The company has a market cap of $709.35 million. The Company’s divisions include Americas, which includes sale of products across the United States, Canada and South America;...

February 2, 2016

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Altium has announced their partnership with VOX, Industry-Leading Musical Equipment Manufacturer, with the goal to reduce development time on the company’s electronic designs for their award-winning guitar amps. With the use of Altium Designer, VOX was able to reduce development time by 50%, citing ease of use, ECAD-to-MCAD collaboration tools, and powerful productivity features as the primary catalysts for their streamlined development success. Altium will be in attendance at DesignCon 2016 to showcase all of the powerful features...

February 2, 2016

Continuing its tradition of promoting and recognizing printed circuit board (PCB) design excellence, Mentor Graphics Corporation announced the winners of its 26th annual PCB Technology Leadership Awards. Started in 1988, this program is the longest running competition of its kind in the electronic design automation (EDA) industry. It recognizes engineers and designers who use innovative methods and design tools to address today's complex PCB systems design challenges and produce industry-leading products.

Prominent experts in the PCB industry judged entries from around the world in six categories that represent a wide variety of industries:

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