Altium Accelerates IoT and AI Hardware Development through Geppetto and Seeed Collaboration

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Altium, announces that Seeed, the IoT hardware enabler, has embedded the Geppetto electronic design application into its Seeed platform. Seeed users can now go straight from creating a design, to manufacturing a working printed circuit board in just one session.

Geppetto is a ground-breaking cloud-based design tool that allows anyone to design electronics. Until now, Gumstix was the only company using Geppetto to create and manufacture custom electronics. Now users can create Geppetto-based designs and have them manufactured by Seeed. A hardware design can be completed in minutes, and ready to ship from 7−20 working days.

“We are thrilled to see Altium has simplified electronic engineering to a new standard. Geppetto is lowering the barrier for everyone to turn their sketch into a real board, thus enabling emerging applications on AI, IoT, Automations for wider deployment,” said Eric Pan, CEO of Seeed. “Seeed is honored to join the adventure by supporting our latest collection of open source hardware and agile manufacturing services!”

Geppetto Key Capabilities:  

  • Custom Web-design tool: Embedded directly into the Seeed ecosystem, Geppetto provides a simple drag and drop design platform for all levels of designers enabling them to quickly build production-ready prototypes for IoT and AI applications.
  • Design to Build: Geppetto allows Seeed users, makers or professional engineers, to design custom hardware from the Seeed component library. The Board Builder is a menu driven application that allows users to rapidly populate a Geppetto board, making the design/prototype process trivially easy.
  • Rapid Manufacturing: Seeed can manufacture and deliver custom hardware directly, or with partners.

“Exciting new electronics are being conceived by programmers who are putting their innovative software in specialized devices,” said W. Gordon Kruberg, M.D., head of Modular Hardware, Altium, LLC.” We are thrilled to be working with Seeed to put Geppetto’s power of authorship and design in the hands and minds of this new generation of makers.”

Visit the Seeed stand to view the Geppetto demonstration (Hall 3A-100) at Embedded World 2020, February 25-27, 2020 in Nuremberg, Germany.

About Geppetto  
Geppetto® is a free online design tool that lets almost anyone create electronic device designs. Hardware design can be created in minutes, complete with BOM documentations and pricing. Users can create multiple projects and go straight from a design to a production ready order in one session. To learn more about Geppetto’s web design tool integration into Seeed visit http://geppetto.seeedstudio.com/

About Altium  
Altium LLC (ASX:ALU), a global software company headquartered in San Diego, Calif., is accelerating the pace of innovation through electronics. From individual inventors to multinational corporations, more PCB designers and engineers choose Altium software to design and realize electronics-based products. Products include Altium Designer®, Altium Concord Pro™, Altium 365®, Altium NEXUS®, CircuitMaker®, CircuitStudio®, Octopart®, and TASKING®. To learn more about Altium, visit http://www.altium.com.

About Seeed  
Seeed provides the latest open hardware for IoT, AI and Robotic systems, and help developers scale new applications. Founded in 2008, Seeed is based in Shenzhen with branch offices in the EU, US and Japan. By partnering with top tech providers, we speed up the application of new technologies across industries. By enabling global developers to solve real-world problems, we encourage collaboration for a sustainable future. Visit http://www.seeed.cc for more information.