Altium Designer

PCB Design Tools for Electronics Design and DFM. Information for EDA Leaders.

  • Project Release Management within PCB Design Software

    Project Release Management within PCB Design Software

    There’s no need to rely on check lists or your memory when creating manufacturing output files. Altium Designer’s Project Releaser will do the work for you.

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  • Manufacturing and Online Gerber Viewers: Manufacturing with Browser Based Design

    Manufacturing and Online Gerber Viewers: Manufacturing with Browser Based Design

    An online Gerber viewer tool can help you get your manufacturer the information they need to build your board right the first time.

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  • Fly-by Topology Routing for DDR3 and DDR4 Memory

    Fly-by Topology Routing for DDR3 and DDR4 Memory

    Don’t let your memory fade when thinking about fly-by topology routing for DDR3 or DDR4.

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  • Don’t Let Unmanageable Tools Deny You the Joy of Designing a PCB

    Don’t Let Unmanageable Tools Deny You the Joy of Designing a PCB

    Avoid design tools that kill productivity and suck the fun out of work. You need to use an advanced design system that will restore the joy of designing a PCB.

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  • Low Power Electronics: Do You Need a Battery to Keep Your Circuit Boards Online?

    Low Power Electronics: Do You Need a Battery to Keep Your Circuit Boards Online?

    After you have an idea of how much power your IoT device requires, you’ll need to think about how to incorporate those power needs throughout the whole system design.

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  • Online PCB Printing: What to Know With Small or Large PCB Services

    Online PCB Printing: What to Know With Small or Large PCB Services

    Using online PCB printing and design software can help you move to manufacturing successfully, even if you’re new to PCB fabrication.

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  • The Benefits of Using a BOM Management Tool for PCB

    The Benefits of Using a BOM Management Tool for PCB

    Like the spell checker in your E-mail, a BOM management tool for PCB design that is built into your design software can help you every day in your design work.

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  • Designing in an Intuitive Interface Leaves Time for Bright Ideas

    Designing in an Intuitive Interface Leaves Time for Bright Ideas

    Stop spending all your time manually tweaking containers of PCB design documents. Instead use an intelligent unified tool that does the repetitive work for you.

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  • Using Rules-Driven Design to Control a High-Frequency Board

    Using Rules-Driven Design to Control a High-Frequency Board

    Designing a high-frequency PCB can be difficult, fortunately, Altium Designer gives you the ability for a rules-driven design to control a high-frequency board.

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  • Which BGA Pad and Fanout Strategy is Right for Your PCB?

    Which BGA Pad and Fanout Strategy is Right for Your PCB?

    Learn how to choose the best pad size, pad type, and routing strategy for your BGA.

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  • Differential Pair Impedance: Using a Calculator to Design Your PCB

    Differential Pair Impedance: Using a Calculator to Design Your PCB

    Learn about the best uses and drawbacks of differential pair impedance calculators in this article.

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  • Get Better PCB Manufacturing with Clear Instructions from Accurate BOM Data

    Get Better PCB Manufacturing with Clear Instructions from Accurate BOM Data

    The key to getting the best results from your printed circuit board manufacturer is to provide them with the most accurate and up to date drawing and BOM data.

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  • Design Layout Integration and What it Means for Your Printed Circuit Board

    Design Layout Integration and What it Means for Your Printed Circuit Board

    Design layout integration in Altium Designer keeps your productivity high and your PCBs ticking.

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  • Team Design Support Makes Rapid Prototyping a Breeze

    Team Design Support Makes Rapid Prototyping a Breeze

    Your next prototype can become a reality with the right collaboration and documentation features.

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  • Tips to Minimize the Effects of Differential Noise in RS485 Communication

    Tips to Minimize the Effects of Differential Noise in RS485 Communication

    RS484 communication and communication protocol work with your devices through a number of applications.

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  • How to Expand Input and Output for a Microcontroller

    How to Expand Input and Output for a Microcontroller

    Choosing a higher pin-count microcontroller can mean increased component costs. When your microcontroller reaches its I/O pin limit, you can expand its input and output with a few methods.

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  •  Altium Bill of Materials: Keep It Simple With ActiveBOM

    Altium Bill of Materials: Keep It Simple With ActiveBOM

    Build a BOM intuitively with Altium’s ActiveBOM PCB assembly software that does the work for you, and leave complicated ORCAD Bill of Materials tools behind.

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  • Test Out and Validate High-Speed Designs with Signal Integrity Simulation

    Test Out and Validate High-Speed Designs with Signal Integrity Simulation

    Simulate and tune signal integrity into your nodes with an easy-to-use high-speed simulator

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  • Using Altium's PDN Analyzer and Incorporating Simulation-Driven Workflow

    Using Altium's PDN Analyzer and Incorporating Simulation-Driven Workflow

    Altium Designer makes it easy to diagnose power delivery and thermal problems in your next PCB.

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  • Optimizing Design Output Files for Large Batch Production

    Optimizing Design Output Files for Large Batch Production

    Generating all of the design output files for a large batch production can be time consuming. See how Altium Designer cuts this time with the output job file.

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