San Diego, CA--May 20, 1996--Engineers who design,simulate, and analyze digital systems can work more closely withdesigners who lay out printed-circuit boards on which theengineers' output will be manufactured, using the WorkviewOffice/ACCEL EDA Interface, announced by ACCEL Technologies Inc. (San Diego, CA) andViewlogic Systems Inc. (Marlboro, MA). The product includes forward netlist capability, forward annotation, back annotation, and component creation.
Netlist generation includes net and component attributes alongwith standard component and connectivity information. Theengineer enters system-defined and user-defined attributes oncein ViewDraw,Viewlogic's hardware design language. These arecaptured in ACCEL P-CAD PCB or ACCEL Tango PCB, either of whichcan be used to lay out the circuit board. Forward annotationensures that engineering changes made in the schematic diagramfrom this point on are automatically picked up in the PCB design.
Similarly, changes in the PCB layout are automatically applied tothe schematic, but in this case, before the changes are madepermanent, they are available to the engineer for review, to makesure they do not interfere with timing or other designcharacteristics.
ACCEL Technologies Inc.
San Diego, CA
Viewlogic Systems Inc.
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