Get the latest on the Altium Designer 22 release and more!

Lawrence Romine
|  Created: March 3, 2022  |  Updated: March 13, 2022
February 18, 2022
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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 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 help users specify relative pad size values in percentages as well as absolute values.
Supply Chain
Always make sure you have the latest supply chain data in-app with Part Insights Experience.
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Libraries
Keep your libraries current with the most recent sourcing data with the Component Health Monitor.
Data Management
Now you can visually compare changes between revisions in Altium 365.
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Routing
Enhanced intelligent routing helps automate routing in some of the most sensitive design areas.
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EDA industry thought-leader and veteran expert at Altium, Lawrence is a firm believer that unified solutions are not just nice, but essential.

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