Altium introduced a new Solidworks modeler for Altium Designer. The new application by ECAD / MCAD collaboration experts Desktop EDA is the result of Altium’s first add-on app development partnership. In addition, Altium is working with other developers to bring other apps to electronic designers and is targeting a wider release of the distribution and licensing system later this year.
Altium announced new component libraries for board-level designs using Maxim Integrated devices. The new releases include board-level component models and corresponding supply chain information, such as real-time price and availability data from distributors and vendors including Digi-Key, Mouser and Farnell, directly to designers using Altium’s electronics design software, Altium Designer.
Texas Instruments introduced WEBENCH Schematic Export. The software is a new online tool for exporting analog designs from TI’s WEBENCH Design Center to computer-aided design (CAD) development platforms from Cadence Design Systems, Mentor Graphics and Altium. With WEBENCH Schematic Export, engineers no longer need to manually enter the design into the CAD platform.
Atmel will host a webinar titled, Free & Easy: Introducing QTouch Studio 4.0. The webcast will demonstrate how to design touch interfaces with Atmel’s QTouch Studio 4.0 and Altium Designer 4.0. The free one-hour seminar will take place Thursday, March 25, 2010 at 12 pm ET / 9 am PT. The QTouch Studio webinar will be presented by Steve Berry (director of touch marketing) and Arild Rodland (product marketing manager).
Altium and The MathWorks are sponsoring a webcast. The online seminar is titled, High-level Software for Embedded-system Design. The webinar will take place Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at 9 AM Pacific time (12 Noon Eastern). The webcast is 60 minutes long (including Live Q&A). EDN Editor-In-Chief Rick Nelson will host the panel discussion. The panelists are Paul Barnard (Marketing Director, Design Automation, The MathWorks) and Marty Hauff (Master Electronics Designer Success Manager, Altium).