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



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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…

Oct 30, 2019

New PCB Design Software for Creation, Use, and Sharing of Component Data Furthers Altium's PCB Market Leadership

In PCB design, electronic components play a central role in the design and realization of printed circuit boards (PCBs), which are at the heart of smart and connected devices. Key to meeting growing market demand for such devices is the effective creation and reuse of component data in the PCB design process, including footprints, schematic symbols, and 3D models. Until now, most PCB designers have created and stored component data in private file systems rather than in a shared, managed, and maintained library. Others have tried to use shared spreadsheets or proprietary databases. These outdated approaches led to multiple re-design cycles due to redundant,…

Oct 23, 2019

The PCB Design Software market report focuses on the economic developments and consumer spending trends across different countries for the forecast period 2019 to 2026. The research further reveals which countries and regions will have a better standing in the years to come. Apart from this, the study talks about the growth rate, market share as well as the recent developments in the PCB Design Software industry worldwide. Besides, the special mention of major market players adds importance to the overall market study.

Oct 22, 2019

PCB design is the job of the future.  Here are three reasons why.

What cells are for organisms, printed circuit boards (PCBs) are for electronic devices! They’re used in almost all electronic products.

As the technology advances, the need for PCBs gets higher and higher. Of course, not all printed circuit boards are the same – they need to be designed for a certain purpose, something that’s done by PCB designers.

Actually, the designers are those who matter the most when it comes to the production of PCBs and their role is going to get even more important in the near future. Apart from designing whole new printed circuit boards, the designers are also in charge of many other tasks. For instance, their job is to test electronic components, compare different…

Oct 17, 2019

The Altium Limited (ASX: ALU) share price will be one to watch on Tuesday morning following the release of the printed circuit board (PCB) design software provider’s full year results after the market close..

Oct 17, 2019

Cadence Custom/AMS Flow Certified for Samsung 5LPE Process Technology

Samsung and Cadence collaborate to deliver an integrated flow for designing analog and mixed-signal applications at the 5nm node

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. today announced that its custom and analog/mixed-signal (AMS) IC design flow has achieved certification for Samsung Foundry’s 5nm Low-Power Early (5LPE) process technology. This certification ensures mutual customers of Cadence and Samsung Foundry have immediate access to a highly automated circuit design, layout, signoff and verification flow needed to design efficiently at 5LPE.…

Oct 14, 2019

This year, I witnessed an impressive natural event that I had never experienced before in all my life as a native Californian. The painted lady butterfly migration starts from the southeastern deserts of California heading northwest to Oregon, Washington, and further north into Alaska. While that distance covered by a butterfly with a wingspan of 2–3 inches is amazing, what was so impressive was the sheer number of them. This year’s migration represented one billion butterflies, all striving to survive the long journey north. Throughout California, one could simply step outside to witness the most elegant stream of butterflies, one after the other, for days on end.

What does a butterfly migration have to do with transferring intelligent PCB data from design through the…