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eCadStar release 2021.0
Zuken eCadStar 2021
eCadStar release 2021.0 includes 3-D creepage safety checks in PCB design editor, improved bus management and sheet connector cross-references in schematic editor and enhanced scripting in COM interface. Creepage safety checking functionality, for power supply design, analyzes electrical safety of nets and defined regions of PCB design, measuring distance between electrical items across insulating surface in 3-D (according to standards like IEC-62368). Creepage rules are user-controlled in common constraint browser in both schematic and PCB design editor. SPICE controller provides integrated solution for analog circuits simulation.
tool that helps helps designers place antennas in a wireless design
Antenova Antenna Placement Tool
Antenna Placement Tool helps designers place antennas in a wireless design. Displays optimum position for embedded antennas on PCB, depending on dimensions of PCB and specifications of antennas. Places each antenna on PCB in best location for signal strength. Can be used for up to three antennas from different categories or a pair of antennas in a diversity configuration. Displays keep-out area adjacent to antenna.
HDO6000B oscilloscope
Teledyne LeCroy HDO6000B
HDO6000B oscilloscope integrates waveform generation and spectrum analysis with 12-bit res and 15.6″ display. Brings together high sample rate 12-bit ADCs, high signal-to-noise amplifiers and low-noise system architecture. Sample rate of 10GS/s and memory up to 250 Megapoints. 15.6″ 1920 x 1080 display. Optional internal function generator creates standard and arbitrary waveforms. Comes in bandwidths of 350MHz, 500MHz and 1GHz.
Teledyne LeCroy
Others of Note
Keysight PathWave ADS 2022
PathWave Advanced Design System 2022 simulation software reportedly reduces design time for DDR5, low-power DDR5 and graphics DDR 6 memory systems. Models transmitter and receiver behavior accurately by generating simulation models of both DDR transmitters and receivers, with flexible equalization and external clock inputs. Optimizes equalization settings to predict design margins.
Keysight Technologies
PCB Libraries 2021 Footprint Expert
2021 Footprint Expert tool auto-generates PCB library parts from package dimensions and personal options. Free full-featured Professional version is available for CADint, DesignSpark, DipTrace, Eagle, KiCad, Pantheon, Proteus, Pulsonix, McCAD, SoloPCB, Target 3001! and Ultiboard CAD tools. All other CAD tool interfaces for Cadence, Mentor, Zuken and Altium are available for a fee. Unlimited seats to the Enterprise version are available to colleges and universities.
PCB Libraries
Hirose FH63S Series
FH63S series shielded flexible printed circuit connector has patented single-action flip lock technology. Features ground pin to work with shielded FFC for EMI prevention and optimum signal integrity. Is 0.5mm pitch and supports HDMI 1.4a, USB 3.0, Embedded Display Pot 1.3, and V-by-One HS protocols. Retention force 19.5N. Rugged two-point independent contact spring design. Operating temp. up to 125°C. Designed for automated pick-and-place assembly processes and offers flux and solder wicking prevention. Has height of 2.8mm and is available in 30-position version that is halogen-free and RoHS compliant.
Hirose Electric
EasyLogix PCB-Investigator v. 12.2
PCB-Investigator v. 12.2 provides DRC analysis with overlap of copper/silkscreen with profiles; HTML report; full integration of the Gerber to Viscom process plus bad markers; list view export is more secure; bug fixes to DfM; bug fix for rename layers; IPC-2581 B import: revision plus improved side detection; Gerber import: revision plus dynamic text handling extended to handle multiple attributes; Excel import: feasible using two letters (column header); Excellon: adding attributes from comments; resolves DNS name at restart if IP changes; parallelization structured more securely; AOI 2-D update for incorrect component heights; addition of stub half caps; package edit revision; polarity marker update for display; GenCAD export revision.
Stackpole RMEF
RMEF thick-film chip resistors are RoHS compliant. Offer resistance values from 1Ω to 10mΩ in 1% and 5% tolerances. TCR ranges from 100ppm to 400ppm depending on size and resistance value. Reportedly are ideal substitutes for electronics that must transition to Pb-free components for compliance; provide performance, resistance values, power and voltage ratings of general-purpose chip resistors in Pb-free packages.
Stackpole Electronics
MacDermid Alpha Evabrite
Evabrite WS1 and WS1-E water-based anti-tarnish systems protect functional silver surfaces and connectors from tarnish. Designed to adhere to upcoming regulatory changes and do not contain OPEs/NPEs. Evabrite WS1 is single-component immersion-based process. WS1-E is two-component electrolytic process. Nanometers-thick coating reportedly offers lasting protection to silver surface, while not impacting contact resistance of silver deposit. Baths are stable, easy to maintain, and compatible with reel-to-reel and rack/barrel applications. Maintains wetting performance after exposure to multiple Pb-free reflow cycles.
MacDermid Alpha Electronics Solutions