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                              • 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.

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                              Stress-free, Native 3D PCB design for professionals


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                                Our blog about things that interest us and hopefully you too

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

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                              • Technical Papers

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                              • Video Library

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

                              By Judy Warner, May 16, 2017
                              Over 25 years ago, FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) founder and prolific inventor, Dean Kamen, envisioned a high school robotics competition that rivaled the energy and excitement of the Super Bowl. An event that would turn science students into superstars and infect them with an unshakeable passion for STEM activities and careers.
                              By Judy Warner, May 16, 2017
                              Cherie Litson is an accomplished BSEE and Master Instructor for CID and CID+ training at Eptac. She has enjoyed a long career as a PCB design professional and now spends her days training and certifying other designers. Here she shares how she became a designer, her thoughts on differences between men and women in business approach, and what advice she would offer to others thinking about a PCB design profession.
                              PCB design components for surface mount technology
                              When it comes to technology, we never look back, always forward. Sometimes, though, it seems that the old technology just won't phase out. But is it really that simple? From the PCB design perspective, this blog will answer the question, why use through-hole mounting (THM) in printed circuit boards (PCB) when it seems surface mount technology (SMT) is the way to go?
                              Choosing the right licensing check marks the box
                              By Colby Siemer, Mar 23, 2017
                              Remember when most professional PCB software came attached with a Hardware Dongle? Thankfully those days are over and software licensing models have evolved. What is best? Perpetual licensing with optional subscriptions, because you can buy your software and OWN it too.
                              Consistency is key for professional PCB software
                              By Colby Siemer, Mar 21, 2017
                              Software should utilize a common user interface that is consistent with the operating system environment. Nothing is quite as awkward as attempting to do something standard and not getting the expected outcome especially in the realm of Professional PCB Software. Keep your momentum, work with intuitive and professional PCB design tools.
                              By Daniel Fernsebner, Feb 17, 2017
                              Navigating and comparing options when selecting the right PCB software can be a daunting task. Luckily, Altium Designer provides all of the comprehensive tools to make your design scheme, however simple or complex, a smooth process from start to finish. Ensure that your design objectives are met, without breaking your budget on costly, extraneous software. Continue reading to learn more.