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PCB design tool is positioned to help board designers save days in part placement time

Tue, 08/06/2013 - 4:59pm

PCB design softwareEMA Design Automation announced CircuitSpace 5.0 with enhanced features to improve the usability and productivity for circuit board design placement, replication, and design reuse in Cadence Allegro PCB Designer. The company asserts CircuitSpace enables engineers to expedite the PCB design requirements with a higher level of quality and reproducibility from the placement phase of the design cycle through design review and verification. Customers frequently use reference designs to facilitate new product development where package names in the reference do not match company libraries. The CircuitSpace 5.0 ‘Match Packages’ feature applies templates with similar package styles but having different names and pin locations in support of reference designs. Also, mirroring circuit clusters has been expanded to allow mirroring components on the same layer. This facilitates placing clusters around a central location keeping components relative to the center object(s), retaining the same relative component positions as other circuits. CircuitSpace 5.0 supports crossprobing with the latest Adobe 11 version. Also, templates now support keywords and along with advanced filtering, candidate template memberships are narrowed to matching keywords in the template to the current design. Network Settings file is another new feature to support corporate site configuration and a long requested feature to support Undo/Redo CircuitSpace commands has now been implemented.

EMA Design Automation, www.ema-eda.com

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