BOISE, Idaho, and THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. — Aspen Labs, a joint-venture partner of Hearst Electronics Group, in cooperation with Digi-Key, launched PCBWeb Designer®, a free schematic capture and layout EDA/CAD tool for design engineers. The new software is available globally today as a full-license application with no limitations on number of parts, size or layer count, supporting a standard Gerber output.
PCBWeb Designer is exclusively linked to Digi-Key's broad inventory of over four million searchable electronic components including 300,000 ready-to-place parts. The easy-to-use schematic and layout tool is available today, free of charge, at www.pcbweb.com.
“PCBWeb Designer is unique in the industry as a full-featured design tool available at no cost to the engineer,” said Robert Lind, director of business operations at Aspen Labs. “By linking to Digi-Key's vast selection of inventory, we simplify and accelerate the entire product design process; engineers can place a part in a schematic, route the PCB, and then proceed to managing and ordering the entire bill of materials.”