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New Features and Upgrades in Altium Designer 22.5
June 10, 2022 ONTRACK BI-WEEKLY New This Month in Altium Designer The newest features available in Altium Designer 22.5 have been released and are available for download. To upgrade your AD22 to the newest version and take advantage of all available upgrades, navigate to the Updates page from the Extensions and Updates window. Here are a few of the changes you’ll find in the newest version of Altium Designer: More Productive - Improvements in the
Altium Helps De-Risk Your Bill of Materials
The new Supply Chain Resilience report from Spectra helps you identify at-risk parts in your BOM. Stay ahead of inventory challenges with Spectra.
Get your free EDDI report from Spectra, powered by Nexar
Spectra from Nexar brings you the Electronic Design to Delivery Index (EDDI), a free supply chain data report product. Gain the supply chain visibility you need with the EDDI from Spectra.
Track Supply Chain Data and More with Spectra from Nexar
A new product from Nexar offers free supply chain insights and analysis. Altium offers everything needed to stay ahead of the supply chain.
Staying on Top of the Supply Chain with Altium: Avoiding Supply Chain Disruptions in PCB Assembly
April 8, 2022 ONTRACK BI-WEEKLY Latest From Altium To help you navigate supply chain disruptions and identify at-risk parts, Octopart users can now access the new Inventory History feature. When viewing select components on Octopart, users can see how component stocks have changed over time across authorized distributors. Learn more about Inventory History on Octopart Conquer Supply Chain Challenges in Altium Designer 22 Altium Designer 22 takes
Altium 365 gets SOC 2 certification, new design tools, and more!
March 25, 2022 ONTRACK BI-WEEKLY Latest From Altium After passing an independent audit from KPMG LLC, we are proud to announce that the Altium 365 platform is System and Organization Controls (SOC) 2 Type 1 certified. Altium 365 meets or exceeds important industry standards surrounding security, regulatory compliance, and data privacy. Learn more about SOC 2 certification New Advanced Design Features in Altium Designer 22 Altium Designer 22 takes
Parts Insights, Manufacturing, and more from AltiumLive!
During AltiumLive 2022 CONNECT, we announced Altimade, developed in partnership with MacroFab. Altimade provides a cloud-based solution for releasing projects to manufacturing in MacroFab’s network of North America factories via the Altium 365 platform.
Get the latest on the Altium Designer 22 release and more!
February 18, 2022 ONTRACK BI-WEEKLY The newest release of Altium Designer brings users new supply chain insights, DFM features, and additional simulation features in SPICE. The biggest enhancements in this newest release include: Simulation The SPICE simulation package in Altium Designer 22 now includes Monte Carlo. Results can be displayed in an easy-to-read histogram for sensitivity analysis. Assembly Solder paste settings have been improved to
OnTrack Newsletter: Altium and IPC form Partnership, Fab Notes and Food for your Brain - November 2021
November 2021 VOL. 5 No. 5 Full Article | Watch Video | Brain Food IPC joins Altium as Newest Nexar Ecosystem Partner Recently IPC and Altium formally announced that IPC is joining the growing body of the Nexar ecosystem. In this interview, we talk to David Bergman, VP of standards and technology at IPC. He talks about how he thinks this new partnership will bring bi-directional value to both organizations. Read Full Article What's In PCB
OnTrack Newsletter: Design WITH Manufacturing, Diff Pairs, Brain Food – October 2021
October 2021 VOL. 5 No. 4 Full Article | Watch Video | Brain Food Design to Manufacturing with a Single Mouse Click Imagine if you could design your circuit board, run simulations, source your parts, generate an accurate BOM, generate your output files and simply press a “send to manufacturing” button all within your design environment? While that may sound like a far-off dream, this interview with Misha Govshteyn from MacroFab will give you
OnTrack Newsletter: Lifelong Learning, New Video Series, Brain Food – September 2021
September 2021 VOL. 5 No. 3 Full Article | Watch Video | Brain Food Resources for the Lifelong Learner A successful engineering career is one that begins with curiosity, is fueled by passion and devotes itself wholly to a path of lifelong learning. In this spirit, we focus this month's OnTrack newsletter to provide resources for you, the lifelong learner, and valued member of the Altium Design Engineering Community. Read Full Article Capacitor
Left Hand Robotics Autonomous Snowbot
Judy Warner: Shane, so nice to meet you. Before we get started, I just had to ask what the story is behind your unique name? Shane Zinner: In this area, there was an American Indian Chief Niwot or Left Hand (-ed) (c. 1825–1864) who was a tribal leader of the Southern Arapaho people and played an important part in the history of Colorado. Many 'Left Hand' things, such as Left Hand Canyon, Left Hand Brewery, and the town of Niwot, Colorado were
OnTrack Newsletter: AltiumLive is Back! IPC and Altium Podcast, Design Articles – August 2021
August 2021 VOL. 5 No. 2 Full Article | Watch Video | Brain Food AltiumLive is Back...Save the Date! Altium is excited to announce that AltiumLive is back! There’s been many exciting and challenging things going on behind the scenes, here at Altium, that’s led to our decision to move from our typical October dates to late January 2022. Not the least of which challenges we’re facing is the changing landscape of public health concerns and our
AltiumLive is Back...Save the Date!
AltiumLive is Back..and Better than Ever! Altium is happy to announce that AltiumLive is back! Many of you have been eagerly waiting to hear about our plan for our annual users conference that typically takes place in October. For a variety of reasons, including the shifting landscape of public health conditions, we have moved AltiumLive San Diego to January 26-28, 2022. In an all new and expanded format, AltiumLive will be a hybrid conference
OnTrack Newsletter: Thoughtful Design, Schematics, and Brain Food – July 2021
July 2021 VOL. 5 No. 1 Full Article | Watch Video | Brain Food Thoughtful Systems-Based Electronics Design Recently we met Dr. Ed Becze, the Co-founder and Managing Partner of Pegmatis. Ed has spent his long and illustrious career working on highly complex system designs, for everyone from large flagship technology companies to small startups. Over the years, he’s established an extremely skilled cross-functional engineering team that covers
Thoughtful Systems-Based Electronics Design
Recently we met Dr. Ed Becze, the Co-founder and Managing Partner of Pegmatis. Ed has spent his long and illustrious career working on highly complex system designs, for everyone from large flagship technology companies to small startups. Over the years, he’s established an extremely skilled cross-functional engineering team that covers every aspect of end-to-end product design. In this interview, he talks about the critical aspects of truly
OnTrack Newsletter: New Dimensions Simulation, Component Management in the Cloud, Brain Food — June 2021
OnTrack Newsletter June 2021 VOL. 4 No 8 New Dimensions of PCB Simulation Until now, simulation software hasn't considered PCB manufacturability. Furthermore, the unintentional consequences that result from the lack of this information frequently leads to costly failures. Equipped with decades of academic rigor and industry experience, Keshav and Tarun Amla of Avishtech set out to solve this problem with their Gauss 2D and Gauss stack software