Mentor Graphics announced that its Valor Production Plan software has been certified by SAP as powered by the SAP NetWeaver technology platform. The integration of the Valor Production Plan tool with SAP NetWeaver streamlines printed circuit board (PCB) assembly planning, such as surface mount technology, manual assembly and test, helping to improve manufacturing efficiency and reduce […]
New software that aids in the design of printed circuit boards (PCBs) is said to be optimized for independent engineers, those typically part of a small to mid-sized company, or members of an isolated team within a large enterprise. Called the PADS family of PCB design software by its creator, Mentor Graphics Corp., the software […]
A new software package enables what is called the co-design of ICs, packages, and the printed circuit boards on which they reside. Called the Xpedition Package Integrator, the software is said to facilitate the planning, assembly and optimization of today’s complex multi-die packages. It incorporates a special virtual die model concept for optimizing IC-to-package connections. […]
It can be easy to create a printed circuit board that doesn’t work well, even when using PCB automation software. Mentor Graphics’ Dave Wiens talks about board features and design practices he’s seen that habitually cause problems. He also explains what to expect and not expect from PCB layout software and other automation tools.
Mouser Electronics Inc., in conjunction with its recent global release of MultiSIM BLUE offers a full-featured support site with documentation, downloads, video tutorials and user forum to get engineers designs to market faster. Available as a free download on Mouser.com, MultiSIM BLUE has set a new standard by creating an easy-to-use, fully integrated platform for circuit design engineers this […]