Components are the basic building block of your electronic product. In the real world, components or parts are tangible objects and relatively easy to identify. But, in the virtual world of printed circuit board design, electric circuit parts have to be abstracted into a range of models that can be used across the various design domains. The challenge becomes the linking of your design components to real-world parts.
Altium Designer 18 facilitates the linking of your design components to real-world electric circuit parts, by providing you with access to live supplier data at your fingertips, as you design. With a direct connection to Supplier web services, you can search for your parts across an entire product catalog. This ‘live’ data can then be integrated into your design process - at the library design level, during the design process, and at design release time.
Can it get much easier?
Other benefits of using Altium Designer for all your PCB components, include:
Supplier item data shows real-time price, stock information, parameters, data sheet links and other data
Stock information can be imported or placed on a schematic sheet; whole new components can be created in a target library
Octopart - access to powerful electronic parts search engine with over 30 million unique parts
Altium Parts Provider extension provides an universal supply chain data source, plus individual Supplier extensions such as DigiKey, Mouser, Allied, Newark, and more
Altium Content Vault - cloud-based, Altium’s own content, offering board templates, managed sheets, board connector components and unified components
Would you like to learn more? Altium Designer 18 is a complete PCB environment where you can take your idea from concept to manufacturing - all within one platform. Download your FREE trial today.
As an Engineer, you dream big. Equip yourself with the best PCB design software tools to build your dreams. With over 30 years of R&D, Altium Designer is the circuit board layout software that stays with you.