Jan 15, 2020

EMA Design Automation, a full-service provider and innovator of Electronic Design Automation (EDA) solutions, today announced CADSync™, providing a streamlined way to accurately pass high-fidelity design data and changes between Cadence PCB and SOLIDWORKS. “ This patent pending technology provides native bidirectional collaboration and traceability,” said Manny Marcano, president and CEO of EMA. “ Design teams can now work in concert for early communication and data sharing, enabling them to successfully launch mechatronic products on time and on budget.”

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Jan 10, 2020

This article was written by Nolan Johnson with PCB007.  Original source

I recently spoke with Lawrence Romine, VP of corporate marketing at Altium, about what he thinks design customers need to know and the importance of education and communication between designers and manufacturers.

Nolan Johnson: Given what Altium is working on and developing and what you're hearing from your customers about the cloud, etc., look at the next 12–24 months. What do your design customers need to learn and know to be successful in the future?

Lawrence Romine: That's an…

Dec 20, 2019

“How many here can remember manually taped artworks?” No more than three hands were raised in an audience of over 230 at the AltiumLive 2019 European PCB Design Summit in Frankfurt, Germany, as IPC Advanced Certified Interconnect Designer Carl Schattke introduced his keynote, entitled “Making and Breaking the Rules.”

Carl Shattke

Schattke had learned PCB layout as his father’s apprentice, hand-taping several hundred PCB designs in the 1970s and 1980s before becoming a CAD user with a Protel system—the precursor of Altium. He also ran a design bureaux , starting up a company designing acceleration systems for computer…

Dec 17, 2019

PCB Design Software Market to Witness Rapid Expansion during 2019-2026 Focusing on Leading Players Mentor Graphics, Cadence, Zuken, Altium, CadSoft

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This report provides detailed business profiles, project feasibility analysis, SWOT analysis, and several other details about the key companies operating in the Global PCB Design Software Market, presents a detailed analytical account of the market’s competitive landscape. The report also overviews the impact of recent developments in the market and the market’s future growth prospects.…

Dec 11, 2019

Today Altium launched the next evolution of easy, modern and powerful PCB design software: Altium Designer 20. Spanning more than two decades of electronic design innovation, Altium Designer 20 improves the design experience with a faster schematic editor, high-speed design and enhanced interactive router capabilities enabling faster board design.

“Most of my design time is spent on routing. The new routing capability in AD20 will save me at least 40% of design time,” said Mark Ross, an Electronics Designer at Progressive Dynamics, Inc. “If I was not already an Altium Designer user, I'd switch just for the new routing capability."

New and advanced capabilities include:

  • Best in class interactive routing - new “push & shove’’…
Dec 02, 2019

I-Connect007 editors Andy Shaughnessy and Nolan Johnson recently spoke with Lee Ritchey of Speeding Edge about the direction of PCB design. Lee also discusses some of the changes that he has seen in this industry over the past 40 years and some of the technological drivers that are causing designers to think more like electrical engineers than ever before.

Lee Ritchey Speaking

Andy Shaughnessy: Lee, can you start with a 30,000-foot view of the PCB design? You said you have an example of how drastically speeds have increased in the last 25 years.

Lee Ritchey: When I…

Nov 26, 2019

Introduced by Lawrence Romine, Altium’s VP of corporate marketing, as a “low impedance presenter with a passion for his topic,” Rick Hartley delivered the opening keynote at the AltiumLive 2019 European PCB Design Summit in Frankfurt, Germany. His inspirational, relaxed style—founded on the wisdom of 50 years of experience in printed circuit design and his expertise in resolving noise, electromagnetic interference, and signal integrity issues—encouraged the packed audience to listen, observe, and understand.

“Now the learning begins!” Hartley recalled his first couple of years after graduation when he was able to get by on what he had learned in college, although it became increasingly apparent that there were things he didn’t understand. He had been accumulating knowledge ever…

Nov 19, 2019

ExpressPCB is excited to announce several enhancements to its ExpressPCB Plus Layout Software.  These upgrades to the Plus software will allow our customers to continue designing their next project with greater success. New finer pitch parameters are now available in version 2.0 allowing 5 mil trace and space routing, 6 mil finished vias (10 mil drilled holes) and up to 6 copper layers.  In addition, we have removed the size/shape constraint on our popular Miniboard Plus products, no longer are you restricted to a 2.5” x 3.8” rectangle. The new Miniboard parameters will allow you to build almost any shape up to 10 square inches per board (some restrictions apply). 

“As the electronic industry heads towards tighter pitch components, smaller and faster processors and shrinking…

Nov 07, 2019

UPCOMING ALTIUM WEBINARS

IN NOVEMBER

 
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Nov 04, 2019

In conjunction with the official launch of its DesignSpark online engineering and design community in North America, RS Components (RS), a global multi-channel provider of industrial and electronic products and solutions, is debuting DesignSpark PCB Pro, a professional-level upgrade to its already popular free online PCB design tool, DesignSpark PCB.

A screeenshot of a PCB being designed using DesignSpark software.

DesignSpark PCB is an award-winning, free-to-use electronic computer-assisted design (ECAD) rapid prototyping tool offering workflow integration; unlimited schematic size, sheets, nodes, pads and connections…