PCB designers working with advanced and complex designs are constantly pushing the boundaries to satisfy the signal integrity of routed differential pairs and busses. Those who work with flexible and flex-rigid PCB designs are...
CADSTAR PCB design software is a complete design environment for the designing of PCBs – from initial concept through to product realization.
With a unified suite of applications, engineers can seamlessly define, visualize, implement and verify their designs. Optimized for the typical small and mid-sized design team, it also appeals to individual all-rounders and corporations operating across multiple sites.
Improving communication between multidisciplinary teams is a key way companies can maintain a competitive edge and promote design quality. Where PCB designs are outsourced, this becomes even more important.
We all approach different tasks in different ways and as PCB designers we all have very different ways of working, even though the task at hand effectively requires the same outcome.
We live in a 3D world (OK, four if you count time). Over a decade ago 3D made a comeback in cinemas. And in the world of engineering, most mechanical design engineers have worked in 3D for decades. But it’s only relatively recently that electrical/electronic engineers have been able to fully join the 3D world – and wow, what a difference it’s made!
Finding electronic component datasheets isn’t always easy. Actually, let’s be frank for a moment, there are occasions where it can be an incredibly frustrating process. Finding the right information can be the most time-consuming element of PCB footprint and schematic creation. In fact, a study by Aberdeen Group* found that engineers can spend up to 50% of their time on component-related activities – which is a lot of time away from actually designing PCBs.