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  • Altium Designer Functional Areas

  • Why Data Management

    The Idea behind Altium Designer

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  • What exactly is the output of Altium Designer?

    ONE Tool for each Electronic Design Engineer

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  • Traditional Design Tool Chain Model.

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  • One tool, one GUI, one unified set of data

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  • One tool, one GUI, one unified set of data

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  • Why Data Management

    Schematic & PCB: Designing with Altium

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  • Schematic Level Design

    Full Hierarchical Design

    Logical project partitioning

    Intuitive design navigation

    Design Reuse

    Multi-channel design

    Snippets & Device Sheets

    Structured Classes

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    Structured Classes

    E.g. nets, components, sheets etc.

    Object Class explorer

  • Schematic Level Design

    Variant Management

    Graphical representation

    Schematic and PCB

    PCB rules allready definable in Schematic

    Directives / blankets

    Advanced Graphical Editing

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    Advanced Graphical Editing

    Find Similiar

    Smart Paste

    List Panel .

  • Synchronizing Schematic and PCB

    Difference Engine

    100% User-configurable and controlled comperator

    Engineering Change Orders flow

    Reliable ECO Process

    Engineering Change Order flow

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    Engineering Change Order flow

  • PCB Level Design

    Complete Schematic-PCB design integrity

    Fully synchronizable

    Select in Schematic and PCB simultaneous

    Intuitive User-Interface

    Live Highlighting

    Fully configurable display options

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    Customizable Grids

    Cartesian & Polar Grids

    Convenient PCB setup

    Layer stack manager

    Board wizard

  • PCB Level Design

    Advanced Interactive Routing

    E.g. Auto-complete, push-and-shove, hugging ...

    Multi-track (Bus) routing

    Differential pair routing

    Impedance-controlled routing

    Length tuning

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    For single and differential tracks

    Graphical comparision of versions

    Merge resolution view

    Topological Auto-Routing

    Finish up your design

    BGA escape router

  • Navigation and Highlighting

    Build-in Navigator

    Browse through all objects in a project

    Easy find capabilities

    Highlighting

    Automatic highlighting the objects of interest

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  • PCB in 3D

    Unique 3D-Mode in PCB-Editor

    Integrated in PCB layout module

    Modelling the PCB

    Create Board-Outline from MCAD-Data

    Rendered in real-time

    Full Placement Capabilities

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    User-definable clearance rules

    Violations shown graphically

    Real-time constraint checking

  • PCB Collaboration

    Multiple Designers working on the same PCB

    Reduce design cycle time by 40-70%

    Utilize local or globally dispersed teams

    Manage layout and engineering resources with fexibility

    Simultaneous layout

    by multiple designers or technical experts

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    by multiple designers or technical experts

  • Library Creation

    Schematic Symbol Creation

    From data sheet/Excel list

    Footprint Creation

    IPC compliant Footprint Wizard

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    IPC compliant Footprint Wizard

    3D Model included

    3D Extruded/STEP Model

    Unified Components in Alium Live

    >100.000 Unified Components

  • Todays Libraries Concepts

    Type 1: Independent Libraries

    Type 2: Integrated Libraries

    Type 3: Database Libraries

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    1

    2

    3

    5

    6

    NC1

    A2

    GND3

    Y4

    VCC5

    21

    1 2 3

    1

    2

    3

    5

    6

  • Next Generation Component Management...

    Component

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    Component

    Libraries

    Part Choices

  • Live Supplier Data BOM Generation

    Live Supplier Links

    Drag & Drop to Components

    Automize BOM & Purchase Order generation

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    # Comment Quantity Supplier Manufacturer Part Number Supplier Part Number

    1 COAX-F 500 Farnell 034-1038 1894599

    2

    Approved Notes

  • Why Data Management

    Included Tools and Functionality

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  • Version Control System

    Build in Apache Subversion (SVN)

    Check out data from Repository

    All team members can change

    Only one set of Master Files

    Fully Integrated in Altium Designer

    Compare any Files

    New version generation from Altium

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    New version generation from Altium

  • History Management

    Automatic History

    Compare two different Versions

    Revert back to older versions

    Graphical Visualisation

    Differences Window

    Highlighting of changes

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  • Production Data Generation: Output Job

    Pre-pack your preferred output settings

    Simplifies the creation of manufacturing files and design documentation

    Allows all relevant information to be grouped together for output

    Project and variant driven output generation

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  • Configuration Management

    Automize Output Generation per Configuration

    Predefine a set of Output Job to be executed per configuration

    Different storage places per configuration with or without a Vault

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  • Design and Supply Chain Area

    Combine Design and Supply Chain Area

    All involved team members in a company can work with the same tool:

    Designers, Librarians, Purchaser, Product Managers etc.

    Even suppliers can use data directly from the Vault.

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  • Altium Vault

    What does a Vault offer?

    Storage of data (incl. lifecycle management)

    Relational database (where-used functionality)

    Authentication (AVS, incl. approval processes)

    Webserver application (AVS, access from anywhere)

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    Webserver application (AVS, access from anywhere)

    What can be inside?

    Components (with models, parameters & links to supplier information)

    Managed Design Content (reusable design data and templates)

    Released Designs (complete designs for manufacturing)

  • Vaults The Different Flavors

    All customers under

    subscription get it

    Access from Altium

    Designer Panel

    Limited to 3 Users

    Altium Personal Vault

    - No Authentication

    - Vault & Data resides locally

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    Sold separately

    User Identification and

    controlled access

    Access from Altium

    Designer Panel and web

    browser (Intranet)

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    Altium Vault Server

    - Authentication locally

    - Vault & Data resides locally

  • Release & Lifecycle Management

    Automized Release Data Management

    Generate ALL necessary files on a push button.

    All files 100% checked vs. your rules.

    Full Lifecycle Management

    Have all lifecycles of your product

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    Checkout Snapshot

    Validate Design

    Generate Outputs

    Commit Release

  • Mixed Signal Simulation

    Supports popular circuit simulation standards

    Fully compatible with SPICE3f5

    Supports for a wide range of PSpice device models

    A Broad Range of Analysis Types

    Transient, AC Small, Fourier, Pole-Zero

    Noise, Monte-Carlo, Parameter Sweep

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    Capture once for SIM & PCB

  • Signal Integrity

    Proven Technology

    Transmission line calculations and I/O buffer models (IBIS)

    Industry-proven algorithms (Field-Solver)

    Quickly explore potential solutions

    Cross-Probing / Highlighting SCH/PCB/SIM

    Takes advantages of Unified Database

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