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Digi-Key & Mentor Graphic Launch New EDA Tools

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Jacob
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Re: EDA tools
Jacob   11/18/2014 10:53:34 PM
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"i'll throw this one out to our readers who know more than me. Folks, do you know of other tools that cover these two needs as well?"

Hailey, I know about commercial tools but no idea about free or open source tools.

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Re: EDA tools
HaileyMcK   11/18/2014 8:36:10 PM
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@Jacob, i'll throw this one out to our readers who know more than me. Folks, do you know of other tools that cover these two needs as well?

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Re: EDA tools
Jacob   11/10/2014 8:28:45 AM
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"This was of interest to me for two reasons: 1) it provides an affordable option to these individuals and 2) it helps populate teh design with good product information to make ordering and manufacture less error prone."

Hailey, is anything available which can cover these two categories.

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Re: Free and expensive
Jacob   11/10/2014 8:27:17 AM
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 online there are free design tools that limit the number of connections on a PCB or have very limited features. ON the high end, powerful tools can cost thousands of dollars.

Hailey, thanks for the clarification. Always companies offer free online tools and software's with limited facility, as a part of advertisement to their high end paid versions. 

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Re: Free and expensive
HaileyMcK   11/5/2014 8:06:15 PM
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@Jacob, online there are free design tools that limit the number of connections on a PCB or have very limited features. ON the high end, powerful tools can cost thousands of dollars.

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Re: EDA tools
HaileyMcK   11/5/2014 8:05:16 PM
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Jacob, i think  that the market is shifting. It used to be only high-level professionals wanted EDA tools. Now there are a bunch of startup organizations and makers that want to design but don't have thousands of dollars to put into these tools. This was of interest to me for two reasons: 1) it provides an affordable option to these individuals and 2) it helps populate teh design with good product information to make ordering and manufacture less error prone.

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Free and expensive
Jacob   11/4/2014 10:46:13 PM
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"today announced a collaboration that hopes to close the gap between free, but poorly featured, and expensive, high-end EDA/CAD PC board design tools. The new tools will be linked with Digi-Key's online parts offerings to ensure that engineers are designing for easy procurement and manufacturing."

Hailey, what did you mean by free and expensive?

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Jacob   11/4/2014 10:44:41 PM
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"Digi-Key and Mentor Graphics Corp. today announced a collaboration that hopes to close the gap between free, but poorly featured, and expensive, high-end EDA/CAD PC board design tools."

Hailey, if it's not able to cater the requirements or customer expectations; then how they can sustain in market.



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