SAN FRANCISCO Cadence Design Systems Inc. Monday (July 25) announced the latest release of the company's Allegro system interconnect design platform, which the company said contains enhancements for productivity and ease-of-use.
Cadence (San Jose, Calif.) said the latest Allegro shortens design cycle time by enabling team-based PCB system design throughout the design flow. The release includes new technology for multi-style design creation, real-time design-for-assembly (DFA) driven placement and an improved constraint-driven design flow, the company said.
Allegro also strengthens the design chain by helping IC companies distribute Spectre transistor-level models so that their customers can design-in complex ICs faster, according to Cadence.
Allegro now includes Allegro Design Editor, which Cadence called the first PCB multi-style design creation environment. Allegro Design Editor helps make design creation up to 10 times faster with a spreadsheet-like interface, schematics and Verilog-language-sensitive editor customized for PCB design, Cadence said.
"This latest enhancement to our SPB product line means our customers have a real-time approach to design for assembly and the technology advancements they need to address their most pressing challenges in the constraint-driven PCB design flow," said Charlie Giorgetti, corporate vice president and general manager of system design at Cadence, in a statement.
The latest version of Allegro is available now. Pricing information was not disclosed.