ASSET InterTech recently published a white paper titled: Non-Intrusive Board Bring-Up: Software Tools Ensure Fast Prototype Bring-Up. The technical paper explains how non-intrusive software tools can bring up prototype circuit boards faster than legacy hardware-oriented tools like oscilloscopes and logic analyzers. The white paper reviews best practices for board bring-up and describes the benefits of integrating non-intrusive tools based on embedded instruments into an organization’s board bring-up framework.
National Instruments UK & Ireland is offering three interactive webcasts for engineers and scientists. The webinars will share tips for creating a prototype and present tools to save money and achieve a faster, high-quality product to market. The online seminars will take December 7-9th. Each webcast is be presented at 10am and 2pm with attendees having the opportunity to interact directly with the presenter and other attendees. The series will also be available for download on demand from mid December.
Sunstone Circuits announced version four of their PCB123 CAD software for PCB designers. With Sunstone PCB123 v4, engineers design with full knowledge of the budgetary and scheduling impacts of their design decisions, as well as the hard engineering information. The free-to-use, no license required design tool increases flexibility in schematic and layout editing. Many of the parts research elements that design engineers use in the Digi-Key website are also available to them inside the PCB123 tool.