Friday, August 31, 2012

Design Secret 50 - now available for your viewing!

In this Design Secret, once again Senior Applications Engineer Michael Hiel from our German office, delivers a reminder of the powerful customizable filtering engine within Altium Designer. Central to the filtering engine user interface is the Filter Panel, which allows you not only to build and run complex queries for object selection and rules development, but also can be completely customized through user scripts loaded into the workspace.

In this video, Michael shows us just how easy it is - much easier than you might think.

Enjoy -


Monday, August 13, 2012

Search Part Numbers in the Content Store!

Altium announces an update to AltiumLive affecting the Unified Components Content Store. You can now view and search for part numbers across the entire component catalogue.

Search within Unified Components has been improved to include partial and full part number support as well as the ability to search across part descriptions.

Currently, search results display the corresponding Item/Family containing the match.

While only a small improvement, we hope you will enjoy the added functionality as we continue to develop this space

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Announcement: Texas Instruments, Altera & STMicroelectronics Content Update

The Altium Content Team is pleased to announce new updates to the Altium Vault and Content Store, including new components for TI as well as updates to Altera and STMicro.

The team has released another 655 new board-level components to our TI Interface collection with the addition of the following new families:

Texas Instruments Interface I2C

Texas Instruments Interface CAN

Texas Instruments Interface RS-485

Also in this week’s release, we have updated the Cyclone IV E library from Altera. 82 new parts and updates to the existing 141 components including schematic and package revisions as well as datasheet and URL updates.

Altera Cylcone IV E

More Altera updates coming in the weeks ahead including Cylcone IV GX.

Lastly, a correction to one of the STMicroelectronics footprints in the Sensors & MEMS family. The LGA16-3x3x1 now has the correct 5x3 pad arrangement that replaces the incorrect 4x4. 16 components that map to this LGA16 have been revised.

STMicroelectronics Sensors & MEMS

A total of 737 new and 157 updated components have been released this week across these three manufacturers. These components can be found in the Unified Components section of the Content Store. You can also use these components directly from within Altium Designer via the Vault Explorer - where you will also find supplier links and pricing information. For integrated libraries, look for the ‘Download Library’ button on the Content Store pages.