February 25, 2022

Printed Circuit Board and Schematic Design Compare Software for OrCAD, Allegro, Mentor and other EDA Tools Now Available in Switzerland

Logmatic AG Appointed as Representative for DOCTAR Design Compare Software that reports schematic, netlist and PCB design changes for Cadence, OrCAD, Mentor, Viewlogic and other EDA tools.

BEDFORD, NH (PRWEB) February 25, 2022 -- cadalist-enterprises, LLC has announced the appointment of Logmatic AG of Niederrohrdorf, Switzerland to sell and support the DOCTAR design and netlist compare software in Switzerland and Liechtenstein.

The DOCTAR software automates the process of checking changes to design schematics and layouts, which many companies still do manually or not at all. DOCTAR saves time and prevents unintended changes from slipping through to manufacturing, where changes are more expensive in terms of scrapped or reworked boards, fixture reworks, and missed schedules.

"Logmatics is a highly-respected EDA firm with great technical expertise and are well known within the Swiss design community." says Matt Van Wagner, Director of Sales and Marketing for cadalist-enterprises. "We are extremely pleased Logmatics will represent our tools to their important customers."

"Doctar will increase the productivity of our customers since unintended changes in their designs will be prevented. Doctar identifies potential problems and makes fixture rework unnecessary resulting in a shorter design cycle and higher quality of the design.” says Peter Wannenmacher, Vice President of marketing for Logmatic AG.

DOCTAR compares schematic, netlist or layout files, to report what's changed such as pin connectivity; components moved, renamed, rotated, added or deleted; tolerances, values, net-routed etch lengths and testpoints moved, added, deleted, or reprogrammed.

The DOCTAR change reports are used by schematic and layout engineers, test and manufacturing engineers, hardware project managers and ECO documentation specialists for design reviews, documentation, and validating changes made by outside layout service bureaus. DOCTAR is being used at hundreds of companies worldwide including Alcatel, Intel, Motorola, Cisco, Thales, Voltaire, and others.

DOCTAR works with design files from Allegro, Cadence, GenCAD, Mentor, Orcad, P-CAD, PADS, PowerPCB, and Viewlogic. Reports are generated in HTML and Excel formats with high-level summaries and detailed reporting to component/net/testpoint levels. DOCTAR software runs under Windows 2000/XP operating systems.

About cadalist-enterprises, LLC
cadalist-enterprises, LLC, provides software and services for managing Printed Circuit Board (PCB) design data from design through manufacturing.

About Logmatic AG
Logmatic AG was founded in 1987. The company is the exclusive distributor in Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein for leading American EDA companies. Logmatic has always been committed to provide the best products available on the market together with excellent service and support. This is vital for engineers to streamline their design processes and shorten time-to-market of new products.

cadalist-enterprises, LLC
Matt Van Wagner 603-557-7504
12 Dublin Court, Bedford, NH 03110 USA

Logmatic AG
Peter Wannenmacher (+41) 056 485 91 91
Mellingerstrasse 12, CH-5443 Niederrohrdorf

NOTE: DOCTAR is a trademark of cadalist-enterprises, LLC. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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January 27, 2022

New Signal Man Points the Way at Advanced Layout Solutions

If you would like to know more about signal integrity, contact Chris Halford [mailto:e-mail protected from spam bots] via email or on +44 (0) 118 9702109. To find out more about Advanced Layout Solution, visit the ALS website at www.alspcb.com or contact Ian Ladds [mailto:e-mail protected from spam bots] via email or call on +44 (0) 118 9702100.

(PRWEB) January 27, 2022 -- As PCB designs become more complex, signal integrity is becoming more and more important for designers and manufacturers. Aware of this, Advanced Layout Solutions, the UK's No.1 PCB design bureau, has recruited Chris Halford to help support their customers who are finding that signal integrity is increasingly becoming a concern within their PCB designs.

Nigel Barkus, Director of Advanced Layout Solutions, commented: "As a leading PCB design bureau, we have been at the forefront of the implementation of various new technologies. We had recognised some time ago that signal integrity was becoming a major issue for a number of our customers but how to address this was more of a problem. It could not be resolved simply by buying additional software. It required the combination of a high level of experience as well as class leading tools, so we were very pleased when Chris decided to join us. He brings his real-world engineering experiences into the heart of our business and along with his knowledge of the Cadence SPECCTRAQuest™ SI Expert toolset, allows ALS to be perfectly positioned to offer it's customers solutions to their signal integrity problems."

The SPECCTRAQuest™ SI Expert solution from Cadence provides the signal integrity engineer with the ability to explore, simulate, predict and characterise high-speed signal integrity requirements for a PCB design, developing graphical topology-constraint sets that can be used as an electrical blueprint to drive the physical PCB design process and measure the final signal integrity performance of a PCB layout.

After more than 10 years high-speed hardware design experience, Chris joins ALS from 3Dlabs Ltd, a Creative Technology company specialising in high-end graphics. He is obviously excited about his new role, "Having been an ALS customer for five years, I know first-hand the level of layout expertise that exists within this company. Both myself and ALS recognised that it has become a necessity to have engineering competence within today’s layout bureaus."

Chris went on to add, "Over the years, as signalling rates have rocketed, PCB design has been transformed from a drawing office activity to a critical part of system-level electrical engineering; to design a high-speed digital layout without competence in both can lead to failure. The combination of layout designer and SI engineer is already working very well. The designers produce robust, physical interconnect that is easy to manufacture and test. We can now analyse the same interconnect in our signal integrity tools and assess the impact the layout topologies and parasitics are having on performance. It's my job to ensure the PCB interconnect has adequate bandwidth to faithfully reproduce our customer's signals with minimal distortion. The resulting design is usually a compromise between these two ideals, giving our customers a board that is both high in performance and cost effective to fabricate."

When Chris, originally from Kingston-Upon-Thames, isn’t simulating PCBs he is usually busy entertaining his 3 year-old, Rebecca, and 4 month-old, James. When he escapes, he can often be found jumping out of aircraft above Salisbury Plain(!).

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