ltium Designer has been chosen as the electronics design solution for
the WorldSkills Competition's electronics category.
The WorldSkills Competition is an event held every two years that
brings together more than 900 of the best young professionals from
around the world. The electronics design category is one of 45 in which
competitors compete for gold at this prestigious event. The competition
takes place 1-7 September, 2009 in Calgary, Canada. For more
information, visit www.worldskills2009.com
Altium supported the same category at the WorldSkills Competition in
Shizuoka, Japan, in 2007. Before Altium's involvement, schematic
capture and PCB design were tested individually. Now, using Altium
Designer, finalists can be tested on both domains in a single
Competitors will be using the latest release of Altium Designer,
Altium's unified electronics design solution. New features include
custom FPGA logic development for board-level designers, with no HDL
skills required; a doubling of mechanical layers; high-level software
development using C++; and USB device support.
These build on features such as real-time 3D PCB design and
clearance checking, real-time links between the ECAD and MCAD worlds,
and one-click document management.