Identify Electronic Components
As an engineer or designer, the basic building block of your printed circuit board (PCB) design is to identify electronic components. In the real world, electronic components are physical objects and relatively easy to identify. But, in the virtual world of PCB design, electronic components have to be abstracted into a range of models to be used across various design domains. The ‘test’ is to link your virtual design components to real-world parts.
Altium Designer 18 provides you with access to live supplier data, as you design, to facilitate the linking of your PCB electronic components to real-world electronic parts. With a direct connection to Supplier web services, you have the ability to search for your components across an entire product catalog with hundreds of suppliers. This ‘live’ data can 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?
Use Altium Designer for identifying all your electronic components with the following:
Supplier web services - research components for real-time information and integrate electronic components with PCB design
Stock information imported or placed on a schematic sheet; new components created in target libraries
Octopart - powerful electronic parts search engine with over 30 million components
Altium Vault - Altium’s own content, offering board templates, managed sheets, board connector components and unified components
Altium Parts Provider extension provides access to an universal supply chain data source, plus individual Supplier extensions such as DigiKey, Mouser, Allied, Newark...
Altium Designer 18, with over 30 years of development, is an PCB environment with advanced tools and the latest technology. Download your FREE trial today.