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Ultra Librarian Desktop Software Gets Advanced PDF Scraping Capabilities from Existing EMA TechnologiesJuly 18, 2017 | EMA Design Automation
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EMA Design Automation today announced the release of Ultra Librarian desktop software version 8.2 and an expanded library giving designers access to symbols, footprints, and 3D models for over 12 million parts. “This is the first collaborative development effort for the Ultra Librarian desktop software since EMA acquired Accelerated Designs,” said Manny Marcano, president and CEO of EMA. “This allowed us to very quickly enhance the software to give our customers faster part creation and higher fidelity output with a significant reduction in download size.”
The latest release of the desktop software uses innovative techniques to extract datasheet information into the part building process. Users can load the datasheet into the Ultra Librarian desktop software, extract the information they need to create the part, and copy it directly into the software. One such function allows a user to select a pin list table from the PDF and copy the contents into the symbol creation software. Another allows overlaying the datasheet image of a footprint on top of the software created footprint as an adaded quality assurance step. These types of copy/paste operations speed creation of symbols and footprints providing unparalleled accuracy of component creation based on manufacturer data. “Accuracy of data collection is always a critical facet of creating parts, but has historically been prone to error since the data is often manually entered,” said Marcano. “These new techniques allow a user to quickly specify the data required and get the information into the software correctly.”
The internal library team is also a user of the Ultra Librarian desktop software, and this new capability has helped them create parts at a faster-than-ever rate, bringing the library size to over twelve million parts. This addition of several million parts includes some of the latest parts from companies like Analog Devices, AVX, Cypress, Freescale, Infineon, Linear Technology, Samtec, Samsung, Texas Instruments, Vishay, and more.
About Ultra Librarian
Ultra Librarian is a comprehensive electronic component solution for PCB design. www.UltraLibrarian.com allows visitors to search a database of over 40 million components to make part selection and sourcing decisions. Registered users can download pre-authored and verified components from the world’s largest database of over 12 million CAD neutral library parts. Symbols, footprints, and 3D models from over 400 manufacturers can be exported to over 20 different CAD tools. Library creation software includes templates for over 600 part types and allows easy customization and export to the same 20+ CAD tools. Ultra Librarian is owned by EMA Design Automation. Visit www.UltraLibrarian.com for more information.
About EMA Design Automation, Inc.
EMA Design Automation is a trailblazer in product development solutions offering a complete range of EDA tools, PLM integrations, services, training, and technical support. EMA is a Cadence Channel Partner serving all of North America. EMA develops Ultra Librarian, TimingDesigner, CircuitSpace, CIP EDABuilder, and a host of custom solutions to enhance the OrCAD products, and all are distributed through a worldwide network of value added resellers. EMA is a privately held corporation headquartered in Rochester, New York. Visit EMA at www.ema-eda.com for more information.
Siemens Joins Semiconductor Education Alliance to Address Skills and Talent Shortage in Global Semiconductor Industry02/29/2024 | Siemens Digital Industries
Siemens Digital Industries Software announced today it has joined the Semiconductor Education Alliance to help build and nurture thriving communities of practice across the integrated circuit (IC) design and Electronic Design Automation (EDA) industries, from teachers and schools to universities, publishers, educational technology companies and research organizations.
At DesignCon, the I-Connect007 Editorial Team met with Brad Griffin, product marketing group director for the System Analysis Group at Cadence Design Systems. Brad explains how this analysis tool enables designers to address SI and PI issues early in the design process, before they become costly errors, and why he believes his late co-worker Dennis Nagel would be proud to see his efforts come to fruition.
Sondrel, a leading provider of ultra-complex chips for leading global technology brands, announces that it has secured two new contracts to supply Design Consultancy Services for a Network processor chip and a Radio Transceiver chip.
With the seemingly endless ways that electronic products are worming their way into our lives, what was once “nice to own” is increasingly considered indispensable. The capabilities of these products have been driven by relentless improvements at every level of the manufacturing chain, from individual transistors (which are approaching Angstrom levels) to systems the size of buildings supporting Bitcoin mining and increasingly distributed AI products.
Indium Corporation to Showcase Proven EV Products and High-Reliability Alloys at Productronica China02/28/2024 | Indium Corporation
As a materials pioneer and trusted partner in electric vehicle (EV) and e-Mobility manufacturing, Indium Corporation is proud to showcase its high-reliability alloys and soldering solutions at Productronica China, March 20-22, in Shanghai.