There are dozens of free PCB-layout and schematic packages available on the Web. Often they are stripped-down versions of more complex packages available for licensing. Often, the process of upgrading from freeware to more sophisticated versions is pretty easy. If your circuit needs are generally confined to relatively straightforward two-layer boards, here are a few […]
Digi-Key Electronics now handles certain NI software-connected test and measurement products. This initiative greatly expands Digi-Key’s overall offerings in automated test. Companies continue to face the challenge of getting quality products to market with shorter timelines. Engineers using Digi-Key’s global distribution channel and next day shipping will now have quick access to tools they can […]
The electronic components distributor Digi-Key Electronics says it will handle the Teledyne LeCroy WaveSurfer 4000HD High Definition Oscilloscope (HDO) series, the first in its class to feature a 12-bit vertical resolution at all times, showing clean, crisp waveforms on a bright, 12.1-in. touchscreen display. The WaveSurfer 4000HD is available in bandwidths from 200 MHz to […]
Digi-Key Electronics will now distribute the Otii solution, a power measurement tool with software. The Otii solution provides developers with the means to simplify power measurement of applications and devices, especially those targeting the IoT space and aiming for optimized, long battery life. The Otii solution combines the measurement capabilities of several different test and […]
In a simpler time there wasn’t a great need for electronic simulation because equipment composed of discrete components could easily be bread boarded and powered up to try out ideas. This approach is now unfeasible thanks to billion-component ICs, multi-gigahertz bandwidth requirements, parasitic impedances, and electromagnetic interference issues. Rather than manually building and testing multiple […]
For anyone who has ever turned a PCB it is an obvious thing to ask for but we have all just stopped asking because one might die before it ever occurred: Integration between part manufacturer, distributor, PCB house, and PCB design tools into a development environment for the engineer. The esoteric electronic design automation (EDA) tools for the printed circuit boards of today could use some help. And that is putting it nicely.