The 3D layout tool for Mechatronic Integrated Device (MID) designs seamlessly merges electronic and mechanical elements, opening up possibilities in diverse fields like wearables, medical devices, and automotive components. The tool simplifies the 3D design process with easy integration, synchronized design, logic-driven layout, and precise placement. It also ensures production-ready data export. The tool is user-friendly, eliminating the need for complex workarounds and making it suitable for the entire 3D-MID design process.
Footprint Mirroring Prevention adds measures to prevent inadvertent mirroring of a footprint along its X/Y axes, typically the result of having used the associated keyboard shortcuts to mirror a component itself, or the room to which it has been associated. This feature aims to avoid costly board respins that could result from this.
The Simulation S-parameters (scattering parameters) tool facilitates an approach for describing networks based on the ratio of incident and reflected microwaves. These ratios can be subsequently used to calculate the properties of a circuit including input impedance, frequency response and isolation. While this type of analysis is primarily for RF circuits and components, it is equally useful for any circuit with at least two sources (ports). Using S-parameter data as a tool to optimize your design can lead to cost savings, improved product quality, and a competitive edge in the marketplace.
The PCB and PCB Footprint editors offer the precise definition of Corner Radius for Rounded Rectangle and Chamfered Rectangle pads as an absolute value, aligned with design measurement units. This feature ensures unparalleled accuracy and consistency in corner radii, enhancing the accuracy of pad shapes.
The Stress Analysis simulation tool computes critical operating conditions like maximum voltages, currents, and power dissipation for components. It examines these conditions against predefined limits specified in a component's stress model, allowing for early identification of potential points of failure. This precision supports the selection of robust components, enhances design efficiency, and minimizes the risk of costly failures, contributing to improved overall design quality and reliability.
MultiBoard Draftsman boosts the efficiency of design reviews and assembly precision by providing a single platform for detailed viewing and paperwork from MultiBoard Designs. By bringing documentation together and allowing a uniform workflow, it not only makes team collaboration smoother but also spots possible design and integration problems early. This tool is crucial for maintaining uniformity, cutting down mistakes, and conserving time and money, thus improving the final products' quality and dependability.
Automatic Multi-Net Tuning improves PCB design accuracy and efficiency by automatically adjusting multiple nets at the same time to meet specific design rules, including length and delay. This feature flexibility includes effective work with differential pairs and traces of any angle. It not only finds but also fixes issues with automatic length tuning, making sure your designs follow key standards without manual changes. Its skill in managing different kinds of paths and rules highlights its adaptability for various design needs. By fine-tuning several paths together, this feature greatly simplifies the PCB design process, boosting both precision and speed.
The "Any Angle" corner style in the Interactive Differential Pair Router's properties allows for symmetrical pad entry, gap adjustment, and precision control using tangent arcs. This heightened flexibility streamlines design adaptation, improves signal integrity, reduces electromagnetic interference, and enhances overall design efficiency, meeting firm standards while also optimizing the visual appeal of layouts.
Altium Designer's enhanced ODB++ data generation allows users to choose between the latest v.8.1 and legacy v.7.0 formats within a single installation.
Support for v.8.1 brings a range of highly desirable features and functionality, including Variants support. This allows for the generation of data for all defined variants either collectively in a single instance or separately. It also facilitates Flex/Rigid-Flex manufacturing through the addition of various layer sub-types and implements zones file support, making it easy to distinguish rigid and flex regions of the board.
These improvements ensure a versatile and efficient ODB++ data generation experience, addressing diverse design and manufacturing requirements.