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New PCB design libraries for linear technology feature Altium 3D CAD data and connect to suppliers

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article image Altium’s latest release of component libraries for board-level designs uses Linear Technology power management devices

Altium Limited has released a new range of component libraries for board-level designs using Linear Technology power management devices. A global leader in Smart System Design Automation, Altium specialises in 3D PCB design (Altium Designer) and embedded software development (TASKING) solutions. 

Available now from AltiumLive, the release delivers more than 13,000 new board-level component models and corresponding supply chain information, such as real-time price and availability data from distributors and vendors including Digi-Key, Mouser and Farnell, directly to designers using Altium's electronics design software Altium Designer.

Rowland Washington, Product Manager CAD Library and Design Data Development for Altium explains the development of PCB component models for manufacturers such as Linear Technology allows the company to add to the wealth of design-ready content provided to customers for use in Altium products.

He adds that releasing their design content on the AltiumLive platform allows them to effectively deliver content direct to their users, enabling seamless ongoing maintenance and updates to their ever increasing collection of supply chain enabled component libraries, in harmony with the needs of Altium’s customers and partners.

A component model hosted in AltiumLive includes the schematic symbol, PCB footprint and a detailed 3D model for 3D mechanical integration during the PCB design process. Corresponding component price and availability data is drawn directly from vendor and supplier web services. AltiumLive also provides access to a host of design-related content including training and design tips videos, reference designs and a large range of documentation resources.

The complete Linear Technology power management catalogue has been covered in this release, bringing Altium’s overall coverage of Linear’s catalogue to more than 18,000 devices. 

Power management families covered by Altium include Battery Management, Current Sources, Energy Harvesting, Hot Swap Controllers, Inductorless (Charge Pump) DC/DC Converters, LDO Linear Regulators, LED Driver ICs PMIC Multifunction, Power Control, Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) Interface Controllers, Supercapacitor Chargers, Switching Regulators, System Supervisor, Monitor and Control, and µModule Regulators.

This announcement highlights Altium's ongoing expansion of the design content available through AltiumLive with the total number of available components now exceeding 140,000.

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