eCADSTAR Release 2021.0 Connects Electronic Engineering with PCB Design

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May 6, 2021 – Bristol, UK, and Westford, MA – Zuken announces the launch of the eCADSTAR release 2021.0. With this release, the eCADSTAR 3D PCB design has been extended to include numerous new features, including 3D creepage safety checks in the PCB design editor, improved bus management, and sheet connector cross-references in the schematic editor, and enhanced scripting in the COM interface.

The new creepage safety checking functionality makes eCADSTAR an ideal solution for the design of power supplies. Using creepage checks in the

eCADSTAR Creepage measures the distance from one location to another across an insulating surface in 3D. The rules can be controlled in a central constraint browser available in both eCADSTAR Schematic and PCB Design Editor.

eCADSTAR PCB Design Editor, engineers can analyze the electrical safety of nets and defined regions of a PCB design, measuring the distance between electrical items across an insulating surface in 3D (according to standards, like IEC-62368). Creepage rules are controlled by the user in a common constraint browser in both the eCADSTAR Schematic and PCB Design Editor. Creepage safety checks are included in the eCADSTAR Advanced 3D and eCADSTAR Ultimate bundles.

“The fourth major release since the launch in September 2019 makes eCADSTAR one of the most modern PCB design solutions for SMEs bringing high performance at a competitive price,” says Jeroen Leinders, eCADSTAR Business Manager Europe. “The next step will be the release of the eCADSTAR SPICE Controller linked with LTspice®, a free electronic SPICE simulator provided by semiconductor manufacturer Analog Devices, scheduled for the second half of the year with eCADSTAR 2021.1.”

The eCADSTAR SPICE controller will provide a tightly integrated engineering solution for the easy simulation of analog circuits within eCADSTAR Schematics, making eCADSTAR Schematic a single point for PCB design and simulation. Engineers will be able to view graphical waveforms, conduct what-if analysis, change discrete values, and run parameter sweeps using an embedded version of the free high-performance simulation software, LTspice®, from Analog Devices. The eCADSTAR SPICE Controller is included in the eCADSTAR Advanced HS, eCADSTAR Advanced 3D, and eCADSTAR Ultimate bundles. It will be optionally available with eCADSTAR Schematic Editor (standalone) and the eCADSTAR Base bundle.

The addition of the SPICE makes eCADSTAR Schematics a one stop solution for PCB design and simulation.

Configurations and pricing

eCADSTAR is available as a perpetual license or term-based license (TBL) and is easily configured to fit individual needs.

About eCADSTAR

eCADSTAR 3D PCB Design combines the power of modern Electronic Design Automation (EDA) software and the flexibility of the internet through a common user interface and a centralized library that exists at the heart of schematic and PCB editors. Design constraints can be defined and analyzed in both the eCADSTAR schematic and PCB design editors. eCADSTAR helps ensure that electronic engineers and PCB designers achieve top-class designs through an easy-to-use integrated design experience.

To learn more, or to request an evaluation, please visit: http://www.ecadstar.com

To learn more, or to download LTspice®, please visit: https://www.analog.com/en/design-center/design-tools-and-calculators/ltspice-simulator.html