CAD Design Software (CDS), a leader in Electronic Design Automation (EDA) software solutions, announced four new Electronics Packaging Designer (EPD) suites, EPD for Windows Suites, powered by AutoCAD OEM. The EPD Suites give designers the option to have a complete printed circuit board (PCB) design solution, or just focus on specific tasks such as bond wire exporting or translation of Gerber or GDS files. CAD Design Software will also release a final ‘plug-in version’ of EPD for AutoCAD to support Autodesk AutoCAD software versions 2018-2021.
The EPD Professional Suite for Windows incorporates many tools for ease of processing thick film ceramic designs, such as an enhanced dynamic masks generator, panel generation, ODB++ output, and bondwire data export to support bondwire machines. These tools, in addition to nibbler data for removing cavity material in bulk or in steps, control of the Gerber, hole, and punch data for correct output to manufacturing, are beneficial for low and high temperature co-fired ceramic designs.
The EPD Standard Suite for Windows helps designers create prototypes by letting them skip the schematic process and build their prototype directly as a board design. Designers can create a layout, test it and if it works, hand it off to a team to generate a schematic.
The EPD Basic Suite for Windows is for PCB, RF, and Flex with bi-directional Gerber translator, GDS translator, and includes schematic capture as well as 3D, advanced routing, automatic documentation, and the module of commands that allow designers to clean up the file in order to achieve the desired final result.
EPD Starter Suite for Windows is for simple PCB designs that require only light design rule checking (DRC) with Gerber output. Schematic capture is included for electrical checking. Also included is a module of commands that allow designers to clean up the file to achieve the desired final result.
For designers who want to create graphic representations of a chip design only, CAD Design Software is also launching a standalone Bond Wire Exporter solution that allows designers to start with a simple DWG file that has lines, arcs, polylines, etc., representing bond wires from a chip to a substrate. The Bond Wire Exporter would then “intelligize” the DWG and the file is then output to a bond wiring machine.
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