Electronic Board System Design

Cross-Probing with NX, Capital, and Xpedition

Not long ago, Siemens PLM Software and Mentor Graphics announced integrations between NX, their Mechanical CAD application, Capital, their harness design ECAD application, and Xpedition, their board design ECAD application. There’s an infrequently cited capability there called interactive highlighting or cross-probing. In this video, Chad Jackson provides an overview of what it is and why it is important.

Cloud Technology and Its Influence on Electronics Collaboration

Cloud technology is a big conversation. Let’s break this up into digestible, micro bites and see just how cloud technology is influencing the way we collaborate in the design and manufacturing workspace … or any workspace for that matter. We’ll begin with the first digital communication tool that entered the workforce in the 1990’s: Email. …

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Is There a Cloud on Your ECAD Horizon?

We devote a lot of our resources to participating in conferences, press briefings, and webinars covering innovative and trending solutions designed to help product designers and engineers do their jobs better.

OpenBOM: What Does it Do, What’s the Value?

OpenBOM is a cloud-based solution for managing bills-of-materials. What does it do differently? Is it better than using a spreadsheet? We cover that in this post.

Nano Dimensions: Is 3D Printing for Electronics Feasible?

Nano Dimensions provides 3D printing solutions for electronics. It is early but they are getting some traction and making this concept real. This post reviews what they can do.

Simulation and Verification for Board Development

The idea of applying simulation early in the development of board systems is a relatively new concept. In this post, we provide a quick overview of what is involved.

Zuken and Vitech: Does the Acquisition Make Sense?

A couple weeks ago, Zuken acquired Vitech. What’s the fit? Does it make sense? We give a little insight in this video.

Mentor’s System Vision

This post provides an overview of Mentor’s System Vision, a 1D modeling and simulation tool for analog mixed signal systems.

Collaboration on Board Systems Design: Is It An Opportunity?

Is there an opportunity for more electrical-mechanical collaboration within board systems design? Let’s make sure we’re on the same page before we go any further. First off, what’s involved? We’re talking about taking the board layout in ECAD and communicating that to the 3D assembly in the mechanical application. Why is that needed, and what’s …

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