Mentor Graphics announced the new release Mentor Graphics PADS VX.2.3. This release introduces the Rigid-Flex option to PADS Professional, and adds MCAD Collaboration to the core product for PADS Standard, Standard Plus, and Professional.
New in this release:
PADS Standard/Standard Plus:
-Dynamic Copper Pour
- PADS MCAD Collaborator added to core product (PN 248262, PADS MCAD Collaborator option, is now obsolete)
- Enable legacy options with Standard and Standard Plus
. PADS AutoRouter HSD
. Adv Packaging Toolkit
. Chip on Board Toolkit
- Central Library
. Remove redundant partitions (enables easier library migrations)
- Multiple vias in Integrated Flow
- 3D improvements
- CAT Themes
. Customer satisfaction: 60+ SR’s
. Verification improvements
More details can be found in the release notes https://icerbox.com/LljXYGvO/PADS_rh.pdf
About Mentor Graphics PADS Standard Plus. PADS Standard Plus is an easy-to-use, complete desktop design flow for PCB hardware engineers and layout designers requiring higher productivity.
PADS Personal Automated Design Solutions provide an easy-to-use environment that helps solve the PCB design challenges you meet every day. Using PADS, you will get your job done faster and better, while saving costs. Targeted toward the independent engineer who requires a more complete design flow that includes advanced toolsets, PADS Standard Plus is equipped with enhanced layout and integrated analysis and verification, supplying all you need to produce quality PCBs, fast.
Easy-to-use schematic and layout translators help import libraries and designs from your current toolset, whether it’s Allegro , Altium Designer, CADSTAR, OrCAD, P-CAD, or Protel.
PADS includes broad capabilities for system design capture and definition. Intuitive project and design navigation, complete hierarchical support, a starter library, and advanced design attribute and design rules management make it easy to capture and define your schematic. Achieve efficiency and productivity with full forward and backward annotation to layout and routing and a direct link to signal integrity analysis.
PADS central database includes all design rules and constraints with online DRC. The multi-level hierarchy guides you through the process of capturing rules in an easy-to-view spreadsheet user interface, automatically updating the layout as you go. Default, class, net, group, pin pair, layer, conditional, and component rules are included. High-speed rules include differential pairs, matched lengths, maximum and minimum length, and support of DDR topology (virtual pins and associated nets).
About Mentor Graphics. Mentor Graphics is a technology leader in electronic design automation (EDA), providing software and hardware design solutions that enable companies to develop better electronic products faster and more cost-effectively. The company offers innovative products and solutions that help engineers overcome the design challenges they face in the increasingly complex worlds of board and chip design. Mentor Graphics has the broadest industry portfolio of best-in-class products and is the only EDA company with an embedded software solution.
Product: Mentor Graphics PADS
Version: Standard Plus VX.2.3
Supported Architectures: 32bit / 64bit
System Requirements: PC
Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7even or newer / Server 2008 R2, Server 2012 & 2012 R2
Download File Size:3.37 GB