Altium Limited Articles
Space exploration technologies to break down barriers of space travel
Space has long been a field reserved for big spenders such as governments and large companies. However with rapid advances in electronics and information technology, Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, of El Segundo, California, seeks to break through the cost barrier with its family of low-cost Falcon launch vehicles and the Dragon spacecraft.
Project of the Summer promotes collaborative design
Altium Makers and Content Division has announced a partnership with Other Machine Co., a Berkeley, CA based manufacturer of portable desktop CNC milling machines, to run a Project Of The Summer competition during the northern hemisphere summer months. CircuitMaker users will be in the running to win the first production unit of the Othermill Pro (retail value $3,199) by completing and collaborating together on novel electronics designs in the Cir...
Project of the Summer
Hold on to your seats! This is really great news - in addition to the ongoing Project of the Month competition Altium hold, they get to run a Project of the Summer Competition as well! (Southern Hemisphericals are included too, though it's winter down under right now). How is it possible? Their friends OtherMachine Co. at are generously donating a brand-new OtherMill Pro. What's better yet, the Othermill Pro will be the very first ...
Documentation-focused update to Altium Designer
Altium has announced the release of an update to their flagship PCB design platform, Altium Designer 16.1. This update continues the company’s core focus on providing engineers with the most efficient PCB design platform with several features that enhance design documentation and high-speed design workflows. Altium Designer 16.1 is available now as a free upgrade for all existing Altium Subscription customers, and can be accessed via the Al...
Documentation solution for PCB design tool
Available exclusively for its PCB design platform, Designer 16.1, Altium is scheduled to release a new documentation workflow. Draftsman provides PCB designers with a unified documentation solution with customisable drawing views, documentation templates and a fully complete design to documentation workflow in Altium Designer 16.1.
TASKING to showcase developments in automotive safety checking
Altium Limited is planning to showcase the latest developments in its TASKING Safety Checker technology to address functional safety requirements in automotive software applications at embedded world 2016. Altium will also be in attendance to showcase the world’s first C Compiler for the IP core-BOSCH GTM-IP MCS V3.x.
Altium to show upcoming PDN Analysis solution at embedded world 2016
Altium is scheduled to show a pre-release BETA of a new PDN analysis solution at Embedded World 2016 for its flagship PCB design platform, Altium Designer. The PDN Analyzer extension will allow engineers to easily resolve Power Distribution Network (PDN) issues as they arise in a board layout process without having to rely on physical prototypes to identify voltage and current issues.
Altium Designer reduces VOX guitar amp development time by 50%
Altium has partnered with VOX, a musical equipment manufacturer, to reduce development time on the company’s electronic designs for their award-winning guitar amps. With the use of Altium Designer, VOX was able to reduce development time by 50%, citing ease of use, ECAD-to-MCAD collaboration tools and powerful productivity features as the primary catalysts for their streamlined development success.
Altium announces update to TASKING toolset
Altium Limited has announced an update to their TASKING toolset for the Infineon and STMicroelectronics MCU families. v4.0r1 of the TASKING VX-toolset provides support for the popular MISRA C:2012 software development guidelines and offers a number of optimisations for embedded software development workflows. This update is available now on Windows and Linux and those interested in trying this updated toolset can request a 30 day trial.
Software integrity analysis enables automotive safety applications
Altium Limited has announced that its software integrity analysis solution will be made available as a stand-alone solution for safety-related code analysis in automotive applications. The TASKING Integrity Checker is currently part of the TASKING VX-toolset for TriCore/AURIX that is available on the TASKING website.
Efficiently optimise code for advanced embedded applications
Altium Limited has announced a recent release of its TASKING compiler suite for ARM, extending its support for many recent ARM Cortex-M based MCUs, including Cortex-M7 variants. This compiler suite is available now and all existing customers with a maintenance contract can upgrade to the new release for free on the TASKING website.
PCB design tool update enhances productivity & automation
Altium has announced the release of a major update to their flagship PCB design tool, Altium Designer 16, which expands the platform to include several new features for enhanced design productivity and automation. This allows engineers to create complex, error-free designs in less time. Altium Designer 16 is available now as a free upgrade for all existing Altium Subscription customers.
PCB design tool update speeds time-to-market
Altium Limited has announced a major update to its flagship PCB design tool, Altium Designer, at PCB West, an annual PCB design conference in Santa Clara, California. Attendees at PCB West 2015 will get an exclusive first look at all the features coming to Altium Designer 16 before its scheduled release in autumn. This update will allow engineers to realise designs quickly and free from errors, with the addition of automation and productivit...
Altium to acquire Octopart & Ciiva
Altium has announced the acquisition of two electronic parts content and search providers, Octopart and Ciiva. A definitive purchase agreement has been signed to acquire Octopart, a provider of electronic parts data and specialised inventory search. In addition, a finalised agreement has been signed to acquire Ciiva, a cloud-based electronic component management system that controls and tracks components throughout the product lifecycle managemen...
Toolset features enhancements for automotive application development
Altium has announced a free embedded software development toolset for Infineon’s TriCore/AURIX product line as part of their strategic partnership. This toolset was developed as part of a major update to the TASKING compiler for TriCore/AURIX, which adds a number of latest features and enhancements for advanced automotive application development. The Lite Edition of the TASKING VX-toolset for TriCore includes a one year license and can be r...
Automotive MCU compiler receives major update
Altium has announced the release of a major update to its TASKING compiler for TriCore/AURIX MCUs which power advanced automotive applications. This release supports next-gen Infineon TriCore technologies and enables engineers to begin early development on advanced automotive applications before the AURIX family line is released publicly.
Update improves the automation & management of design data
Releasing a major update to their enterprise PCB design data management solution, Altium has released an update of Altium Vault. This update includes a number of new features to improve the automation and management of design data, with updates to every major feature category including component management, data management, project collaboration and infrastructure management. Altium Vault 2.5 is available now to all Vault subscription customers.
Altium releases roadmaps for product lineup
Never before seen roadmaps for Altium's product lineup have been publicly released. These roadmaps provide a rare glimpse into years of development plans for the company’s PCB focused design and management tools, including Altium Designer, Altium Vault, PCBWorks, CircuitStudio, and CircuitMaker. The roadmaps can be viewed now on Altiums website.
Compilers in auto-motion
Embedded compilers for the needs of today's and tomorrow's automotive industry. By Jan Schlemminger, Field Application Engineer, Altium Europe GmbH
PCB design tool is engineered for collaboration
Altium has announced the release of PCBWorks, a PCB design tool engineered specifically for collaboration with mechanical designers in SOLIDWORKS. This design tool strengthens the Altium product portfolio, offering a never-before-seen collaboration process between electronic and mechanical design teams. PCBWorks is available globally through a certified network of SOLIDWORKS resellers.