SAN FRANCISCO EDA vendor Electronics Workbench Corp. has released the final two components in its Electronics Workbench Series 8 design suite.
The two products, Ultiboard 8 and Ultiroute 8, feature a number of new innovations for printed circuit board (PCB) layout and autorouting, including enhanced integration that permits the user to nudge components even after they have been connected to copper by automatically "rubber banding" the existing traces through real-time calls to the autorouting engine.
Ultiroute 8 delivers substantial increases in routing speed, the ability to autoroute a selected net and support for multiple via types, according to Electronics Workbench.
Electronics Workbench (Toronto), a subsidiary of National Instruments, said Ultiboard and Ultiroute 8's compatibility with the variant functionality of the company's Multicap and Multisim 8 products allows users to create a single schematic and PCB to support multiple product variations. Designs destined for international markets benefit from Ultiboard's support for multi-byte and other special character formats, the company said.
Ultiboard and Ultiroute 8 are each priced from $1,495. Electronics Workbench is offering a free 45-day trial edition of the products on the company's Web site.