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Altium to Launch Update of Flagship Design Tool at PCB WestSeptember 16, 2015 | PRWEB
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Altium Limited is announcing the next major update to their flagship PCB design tool, Altium Designer, at PCB West, an annual PCB design conference in Santa Clara, California. Attendees at PCB West 2015 will get an exclusive first look at all of the new features coming to Altium Designer 16 before its scheduled release in the fall. This update will allow engineers to get their designs done even faster and error-free with the addition of new automation and productivity tools.
"The increasing complexity of today's electronic designs requires the most productive design environment for engineers to remain competitive," said Christopher Donato, VP Americas at Altium. "Our focus for this release is to provide PCB designers with the most productive and efficient PCB design platform available to meet the demands of every engineering challenge."
Pushing Productivity Further
As a longtime sponsor of PCB West, this year Altium will be unveiling all of the new features available in Altium Designer 16 to attendees. Visitors to Altium at booth 311 will have the opportunity to demo all of the new productivity and automation features in this major update, including:
- A new alternative part choice system allows designers to fully control their component selection process with backup part choices for manufacturing.
- Visual clearance boundaries allow designers to understand the impact of their routing decisions in real-time with visual clearance boundaries between objects on a board.
- A new component placement system allows designers to create the most organized and efficient board layouts with new component placement options.
"The new features we've developed in Altium Designer 16 reflect our commitment to the on-going value and growth of the Altium Designer platform," said Sergey Kostinsky, VP of Engineering at Altium. "This release furthers our goal of creating the best design tool for mainstream PCB designers who need to meet increasingly tight deadlines and budget."
Remember when PCBs were all shaped like squares and rectangles? Things were so much simpler in the olden days. Now boards are designed, fabricated and assembled in all shapes, including stars, human hands, octopuses, triangles, and cursive signatures, just to name a few. And the wearables and automotive segments are driving the development of PCBs in odd shapes.
It makes sense to optimize your board using design for manufacturability (DFM) techniques. But applying DFM best practices can be confusing without formal training. The results are designs that are often incomplete, poorly designed, or too complex. When these issues arise, your PCB manufacturing partner rejecting the design can be considered a best-case scenario because it means they have your back. If your design is simply dropped into an automated queue without concern for manufacturability, the output can be a batch of unusable boards.
Siemens Digital Industries Software announces availability of a new process design kit (PDK) from Samsung Foundry that helps mutual customers boost the reliability, quality and robustness of their next-generation integrated circuit (IC) designs manufactured using the foundry’s latest processes.
RS Group Selects Siemens' EDA Simulation Technology for New Cloud Native DesignSpark Circuit Simulator12/05/2023 | PRNewswire
Siemens Digital Industries Software announced that the RS Group plc, a global provider of product and service solutions to more than 1.1 million industrial customers, has selected Siemens as its strategic electronic design automation (EDA) provider for its new, cloud native, DesignSpark Circuit Simulator tool – empowering users to streamline the design process.
EMA Design Automation to Spin-Off IP & Services Group to Enable Digital Transformation for the Entire CAD Industry12/04/2023 | EMA Design Automation
EMA Design Automation, the world's premier EDA VAR, is spinning off their IP, content, and services group as a new company named Accelerated Designs, LLC with a focus on CAD agnostic solutions.