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CadSoft launches EAGLE version 6

A new version of the award winning PCB Design Software creates even more efficiency and productivity

12 December 2011 – London, CadSoft Computer GmbH, a part of Premier Farnell plc (LSE:pfl), today announces the launch of version 6 of its easy-to-use ‘EAGLE’ PCB software for professional board design.

CadSoft EAGLE Version 6 is available to buy from today and focuses on flexibility and enabling users to save time by optimizing and integrating new features such as BGA escape routing, differential pair routing, automatic meanders and undo/redo logs. Additionally this latest software provides automatic layout dimension, assembly variants, cut out polygons, and the design reuse feature to merge board/schematic pairs using the PASTE function with full consistency.

EAGLE Version 6 not only helps in the design of a board, but also saves designers time by providing direct connections to experienced, high-quality PCB manufacturers for fast quotes on PCB fabrication. In North America customers can connect with Pentalogix, for European customers Eurocircuits is your reliable partner to get your prototype produced by mouse click, through The Knode on element14.

Flexibility and productivity are also achieved through User Language Programs (ULPs) for customization and feature enhancement, such as 3D-visualization, simulation and data-export. Hundreds of ULPs, project designs and part libraries to accelerate the design process are available through CadSoft EAGLE’s download centre at www.cadsoftusa.com/downloads/.

CadSoft EAGLE users can also benefit in their design process from Accelerated Design’s Ultra Librarian to quickly create parts, symbols and footprints that can be exported to various PCB design flows. The Ultra Librarian tools integrate Premier Farnell’s DesignLink, an integrated tool, which offers a streamlined method to do component research by allowing a designer to transparently interface to the search engine of their regional supplier without leaving the design environment.

“This is a landmark day for our award-winning CadSoft Eagle PCB software with the launch of version 6,” said Thomas Liratsch, CadSoft’s General Manager. “EAGLE v6.0 will make the lives of design engineers even easier – saving them time and effort. Simply put, the new release of EAGLE takes designer friendliness and freedom to a whole new experience.”

Users can check out all new features on of CadSoft EAGLE version 6 at www.cadsoft.de or at The Knode on element14.

Posted: 12/12/11

EAGLE offers new component libraries from Wurth electronics Midcom

New Wurth part library now available for more efficiency in the design process

30 November 2011 – London, CadSoft Computer GmbH, a part of Premier Farnell plc (LSE:pfl), has paired with Wurth Electronics Midcom Inc., a company owned by Würth Elektronik, to release its EAGLE part library that includes drawings for their standard magnetics lines and also for all the Speedy and Standard package styles used in custom designs. With worldwide presence through Würth’s technical sales force they support product design from concept to manufacture, regardless of location.

The library is available via http://www.cadsoftusa.com/downloads/libraries/ and also includes a standard Magnetics library containing standard packages, new product offerings and Speedy Design Service parts along with basic part information with datasheet links.

“Wurth Electronics Midcom is always searching for ways to provide “More than you expect” service to our customers. We feel that providing EAGLE libraries for all of our standard components makes the design process simpler and quicker”, said Dean Huumala, Product Marketing Manager, Wurth Electronics Midcom.

“The Wurth library can be integrated into EAGLE and is a ready to use tool to optimise customer’s productivity. Besides that many more third party PCB component libraries, design projects and User Language Programs (ULPs) for feature enhancement, such as simulation, 3D-visualisation, data export and import are available through the CadSoft website”, said Thomas Liratsch, General Manager of CadSoft.

Posted: 05/12/11