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Stop Reinventing the Wheel, Start Using PCB Design Reuse



Since prehistoric times, Man has looked for ways to make life easier and PCB designers are no different.

No, we’re not comparing PCB designers to cavemen. We’re talking about making life easier. Why not reuse work that you have done before -- known work that satisfied all your constraint and quality criteria? We call this PCB design reuse and it comes in different flavors: informal and formal.

All EDA vendors says they offer design reuse, but not all reuse capabilities are equal. In fact, some layout tools have unreasonable restrictions that make reuse difficult, if not unusable. This session will show you how Xpedition Enterprise provides the right balance of flexibility and control while making your work life easier.

What You Will Learn

  • Different kinds of design reuse
  • Approaches to leverage reuse blocks
  • Time and quality benefits of an effective reuse methodology

About the Presenters

Presenter Image Gerald Suiter

Gerald Suiter graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelors of Science in Engineering specializing in Computer Engineering and has more than 20 years’ experience in the EDA industry developing physical realization solutions with Intergraph, Veribest and now Mentor Graphics. He is currently the Product Marketing Director for Xpedition Enterprise, focused on managing software development solutions.

Presenter Image Jamie Metcalfe

Jamie Metcalfe has more than 25 years experience in the EDA industry with lengthy spells at Cadence Design Systems and an earlier stint at Mentor Graphics. More recently, Jamie worked in sales and marketing for Optimal Corporation – a startup in the area of electromagnetic modeling. Since 2008, Jamie has worked in Market Development for the Systems Design Division at Mentor Graphics with a focus on Xpedition Enterprise. Born in the UK, his background is in mathematics and software engineering.

Who Should View

  • PCB design managers wanting to shorten design cycles by leveraging existing engineering & layout data
  • PCB designers seeking design aids to improve their productivity

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