MULINO, USA: Sunstone Circuits, the printed circuit board (PCB) prototype solutions provider, has enhanced its circuit board design software, PCB123.
Sunstone’s newest version of their advanced CAD tool now makes the prototyping process faster, easier and more accurate, from project concept to PCB delivery. Continuing down the road that PCB123 version 4.0 paved in September 2010, Sunstone Circuits keeps enhancing the feature set of their PCB design tool, configuring the software into an even more user-friendly and intuitive resource for design engineers.
Version 4.0 introduced data sheet availability, automated Bill of Materials (BOM), and expanded parts libraries, which included 500,000 current parts definitions, 2 to 10 times more than what any other PCB tool provides. With version 4.1, the new seamless synchronization of layout and schematic views allows the engineer even more flexibility and reliability during the PCB design process.
The enhanced integration between design and layout views has resulted in a fully industrial-grade tool in features, performance and mean time between failures (MTBF). Also new to the CAD software are optimized graphics, which allow the engineer to create faster and cleaner drawings.
Jeff Blauser, Director, Field Applications Engineering, Computing, NXP, said: “The combined schematic and layout function in Sunstone’s PCB design tool is just one of its many productivity benefits. Because my team works constantly with outside customers, our ability to keep the layout and schematic synchronized with each other during design mods means that we spend a lot less time shaking out errors caused by revision mistakes.
"The process of picking out an existing design that is similar in function, then modifying it for a new purpose is also greatly enhanced by this new version. We save a lot of engineer time with PCB123 version 4.1. Also, in projects past, we spent a lot of engineering hours to design in certain parts only to find they weren't available at proto time. Being able to check stock in real-time with the BOM tool really helps to maintain the project schedule by stressing assurance of supply."
Sunstone Circuits remains committed to providing the best technical support in the printed circuit board industry. As is true with all Sunstone products, anyone seeking answers or assistance with PCB123 version 4.1, can reach live technical support representatives 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days of the year.