element14 Pty Ltd has entered into a partnership with the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) of Singapore and CadSoft Computer to provide CAD training on PCB design.
CadSoft’s award-winning computer aided design software, EAGLE is a user-friendly, powerful and affordable tool for PCB design, and has been used by design engineers worldwide for 25 years. element14 is a distributor of technology products and solutions for electronic system design, maintenance and repair.
element14 and CadSoft Computer will work with ITE on developing the curriculum for PCB design that supports ITE’s Electronics courses, including Schematics Capture, Components of Library Creation and PCB Routing among others.
As part of the agreement, ITE will establish a CadSoft-element 14 EAGLE Training Centre at ITE College West to provide training in the use of the CadSoft EAGLE software for both ITE students and industry professionals in Asia-Pacific. CadSoft will supply the necessary licenses and technical support for the training sessions. Through the training, students will learn to work with the EAGLE software on multiple projects before entering a professional career in electronics design.
Combining three modules – schematic editor, layout editor and autorouter – in a single interface, EAGLE CAD software is fully supported on the Windows, Linux and Mac platforms, with files being completely interchangeable.
Observing that education is a key success factor for young students and helps them keep pace with the fast developments in the electronics industry, Thomas Liratsch, General Manager of CadSoft Computer comments that the familiarity and proficiency gained from their CAD training will be an asset to the students for any professional career in the electronics industry.
Welcoming the collaboration, Dr Yek Tiew Ming, Principal, ITE College West says that the partnership reaffirms ITE’s commitment to forging closer partnerships with the industry, moving towards its vision of being a global leader for innovations in technical education.
Ravi Pagar, Regional Director – South Asia, element14 Asia-Pacific adds that element14 works with many industry-leading suppliers to offer solutions, applications and products for electronics design; this collaboration will pave the way for the company to work more closely on industrial projects together to enhance the training of their students.