Design Automation


Software plug-in eases schematic validation headaches

4 February 2015 Design Automation

Altium has partnered with Valydate in an effort to ease the time consuming visual inspection and debugging process of electronic schematics. The result is that the powerful design analysis and verification tool, ValydateVERA, will now integrate seamlessly with Altium Designer.

The rising complexity of modern electronics design has ushered in a multiplying set of rules and verifications that must be manually checked at present for schematic design errors, regardless of which design software is used. Throwing manual validation into the mix by a designer has a dramatic impact on time-to-market pressures and the fear of design respins due to missed errors.

ValydateVERA effectively streamlines this entire process by allowing designers to automatically inspect their schematics against a pre-defined checklist. It takes advantage of an intelligent component library that automatically checks for thousands of error violations in schematic designs.

Like other extensions offered by third-party companies, ValydateVERA integrates seamlessly into Altium Designer’s electronics design environment in the form of a plug-in available to all customers. It is expected to be made available during the first quarter of this year.



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