Newark element14 has reached a new global agreement with Altium, a leading supplier of pcb design software solutions, to distribute CircuitStudio through the recently launched element14 Design Center.
This partnership will be a cornerstone of phase two of the element14 Design Center, which will incorporate a software store that allows customers to buy and receive licenses online for a wide range of engineering software.
“With CircuitStudio, we are able to meet the needs of more professional design engineers who demand a simple yet powerful EDA software with the features and functionalities to complete a complex PCB design,” says David Shen, group chief technology officer, Premier Farnell.
CircuitStudio is planned for a full launch early in 2015. However, element14 and Altium will shortly be inviting those who are interested to register for the Beta version of the product.
“CircuitStudio is a perfect fit for Newark element14 and its customers,” Shen added. “It complements our existing range of software tools that are already sold through Newark element14, and offers electronics design engineers a natural path to upgrade to complex pcb designs as well as a greater degree of productivity through more efficient project management tools.”
CircuitStudio will combine a streamlined GUI (Graphical User Interface) with a number of professional grade features, including powerful Native 3D pcb editing and straightforward schematic capture and project management tools that bring the best of pcb design tools within reach of even more engineers.
“With CircuitStudio, we will deliver a product with a modern interface that will be easy to use but powerful enough for professionals,” adds Jason Hingston, CTO, Altium. “More than 25-years of Altium R&D experience around pcb design tools built the foundation for a product that designers can pick up and design with when needed and we are looking forward to the launch of CircuitStudio together with Newark element14.”
The element14 Design Center is a new resource for engineers providing a comprehensive range of development tool information alongside product details and supporting material.