Microchip Technology and Accelerated Designs introduced the Ultra Librarian Reader (ULR) tool. ULR features schematic symbols and Printed Circuit Board (PCB) footprints for Microchip’s products — including Microchip’s 8-, 16- and 32-bit PIC microcontrollers, dsPIC Digital Signal Controllers (DSCs), Serial EEPROMs and Analog and Interface products. Ultra Librarian Reader enables PCB designers to create CAD entities to an established standard with minimal effort. ULR is free and offered as a download service.
The ULR is a subset of the complete Accelerated Designs Ultra Librarian toolset, and generates components and their attributes in virtually any EDA CAD/CAE format. An enhanced version of the Accelerated Designs Ultra Librarian software is also available for purchase. The enhanced package enables software models to be modified and auto-generated to meet any user-defined requirement.
Both PCB footprints and schematic symbols are available for free download in a vendor-neutral format, which can then be exported to the leading EDA CAD/CAE design tools — including the newly released Cadsoft Eagle support — using the ULR. The standard Microchip footprints generated by the ULR are based on the IPC-7351 specification.