Downloads

    Take a look at what download options are available to best suit your needs

      How to Buy

      Contact your local sales office to get started improving your design environment

                              • Altium Designer

                                Professional unified design system, high productivity stress-free environment and native 3D PCB editor

                              • Altium Vault

                                Centralized platform for ECAD design data, library, workflow and team management

                              • CircuitStudio

                                Professional PCB design tool, ready to pick up and go

                              • Ciiva

                                Transform intent into realizable design with intelligent parts that manage themselves, so you don't have to.

                              • CircuitMaker

                                Streamlined PCB Design tool custom built for your community

                              • Altium Subscription

                                Altium products are constantly being updated to provide the latest technology

                              • TASKING

                                World-renowned for superior compiler technology, TASKING tools have been used for over 25 years

                              • Product Extensions

                                Additional tools, analysis systems, support for new devices and design flows for Altium products

                              • Altium DXP Developer Platform

                                Create and deploy custom extensions and business system integration for Altium products

                              • Octopart

                                Fast, accurate, and easy to use component search, that connects you with supply chain and component data.

                              Altium Designer 16

                              Stress-free, Native 3D PCB design for professionals

                              Subscription

                              Maintain peak efficiency and productivity by always having access to the latest tools

                              • Forum

                                Where Altium users and enthusiasts can interact with each other

                              • Blog

                                Our blog about things that interest us and hopefully you too

                              • Ideas

                                Submit ideas and vote for new features you want in Altium tools

                              • Bug Crunch

                                Help make the software better by submitting bugs and voting on what's important

                              • Wall

                                A stream of events on AltiumLive you follow by participating in or subscribing to

                              • Beta Program

                                Information about participating in our Beta program and getting early access to Altium tools

                              All Resources

                              Explore the latest content from blog posts to social media and technical white papers gathered together for your convenience

                              Downloads

                              Take a look at what download options are available to best suit your needs

                              How to Buy

                              Contact your local sales office to get started improving your design environment

                              • Documentation

                                TechDocs is where you can find our extensive documentation online for free

                              • Training & Events

                                View the schedule and register for training events all around the world and online

                              • Design Content

                                Browse our vast library of free design content including components, templates and reference designs

                              • Webinars

                                Attend a live webinar online or get instant access to our on demand series of webinars

                              • Support

                                Get your questions answered with our variety of direct support and self-service options

                              • Technical Papers

                                Stay up to date with the latest technology and industry trends with our complete collection of technical white papers.

                              • Video Library

                                Quick and to-the-point video tutorials to get you started with Altium Designer

                              pcb design layer stack video altium
                              By Chris Carlson, May 18, 2017
                              Altium FAE, Chris Carlson, demonstrates two ways to make sure you get your layer stack right at your fabricator the first time...every time!
                              emjoi
                              For IoT products, the interoperability question depends on the communications protocol you use, since most products can’t communicate with systems using a different protocol. The protocol you choose will also affect your hardware. For example, transmission distance will determine your available IoT modules, power requirements, and shape the network configuration for your system. There are a huge number of protocols to choose from. New versions are coming out every year, and groups are trying to consolidate the options that already exist. How do you decide which one is right for your product?
                              Wifi over city
                              Find out how LPWANs can help solve coverage and power problems for IoT devices. Will the next generation of LPWANs meet the wide area, low power needs while also providing greater bandwidth?
                              maple leaf PCB
                              Isn’t the expansion of the PCB industry incredible? In the last 100 years, we’ve gone from using brass wire and pieces of wood to etched copper traces and fiberglass substrates. New industries like the Internet of Things (IoT) and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) in cars are accelerating that growth. There are millions of PCBs in existence today, and that number will only continue to grow. The funny thing is that we design PCBs to last for years and years, but the devices they power often only last a few. After two years Moore’s Law decrees that our once state of the art PCBs are now obsolete. Then consumers throw them out and buy the next new gadget. Since we design our PCBs to last, decomposition often becomes a problem and our electronic solutions can become environmental problems. Biodegradable PCBs can help solve the problem of electronic waste while giving PCB designers access to a wider range of material properties for our boards.
                              file tab labeled “Requirements”
                              Before you select your IoT modules, it’s better to clarify what component requirements will suit your product specifications early in the design process. It will save you a lot of angst and blue smoke once you are designing and testing. Read on to learn what requirements you should identify to select the right IoT module.
                              Lasers in space
                              Do you remember the first time you saw Star Wars? I was 12 and it changed my world forever. I’d seen my future. Instead of a car, I would fly a spaceship. Instead of being an accountant like my father, I would be a lightsaber wielding Jedi. Sadly, I turned out to be neither a Jedi or an accountant, but a humble PCB designer. Lasers still have a place in my life, though not in the way I thought they would. Instead of using them to blast holes in the Death Star.