Beaverton, Ore.--Feb. 13, 1998--OrCAD announced the launchof its new Web site at www.orcad.com. The Web site features theOrCAD Design Network (ODN), a new Internet-based service forcustomers. In addition, OrCAD's new Internet-enabled demoCD may be ordered through the Web site. A direct connection from Microsim's Web site to OrCAD's is now in place, following the merger ofthe companies on January 20 of this year.
The Web site has been streamlined for easier navigation and features newcontent on Pspice analog and mixed-signal products, OrCAD Enterprise Services, training courses, and more. In March, online versions ofOrCAD's Desktop Quarterly Newsletters will also be available at the site.
ODN connects registered customers with a variety of new options forgetting design information and support. Now, in addition to support by telephone ande-mail, customers can benefit from the three services in ODN: the OrCAD Knowledge Base, the OrCAD Knowledge Exchange, and the OrCAD Knowledge Channel.
The OrCAD Knowledge Base is an online support database containingthousands of questions and answers on topics ranging from schematic design entry andVHDL-based programmable logic to printed circuit board layout methodologies.
The OrCAD Knowledge Exchange is an online forum through which customerscan share information and ideas with other customers and with OrCAD's technicalexperts.
The OrCAD Knowledge Channel uses "push" technology to automaticallydeliver support information, product update notices, and late-breaking news to thedesktops of subscribing customers. The service is cosponsored by the Electronic Design and Technology News Network (EDTN&N), a joint venture of Aspect Development, Inc. and CMP Media, the publishers of EE Times.
OrCAD's new Enterprise EDA Solutions Demo CD contains evaluationversions of OrCAD's products. It also includes an online demo guide, multimediapresentations, and information on OrCAD Solution Partners. The new CD is Internet-enabled so users can click on links in the CD and access new information directly from OrCAD and partner Web sites.
In North America, access to ODN is included free for 90 days with the purchase of any new product. Along with product updates and one year of technical support, a full year of ODN access is included with the purchase of an OrCAD Extended Support Option.
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