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March 2014 • The PCB Design Magazine 67 e Altium's Designer 14 Wins DesignVision Award The company announces that DesignCon has hon- ored Altium Designer 14 with a 2014 Designvi- sion Award in the PCB Design category. The award program celebrates the achievements of the most innovative electronics companies and the unique tools that support customer needs to improve and simplify the design process. f EPTAC Expands IPC Training Centers Across u.S., Canada ePTAC Corporation has acquired multiple iPC Cer- tification Center licenses for a number of locations across the united states and Canada. new ePTAC programs licensed via iPC include the new iPC- 6012 bare board specification program still in de- velopment and the current designer certifications, CiD and CiD+, which are specifically targeted to support the PCB design market. g Cadence Intros New Allegro TimingVision Environment Cadence Design systems, inc. has announced new Allegro Timingvision environment, which reduces interface timing closure by up to 67%. Available within Cadence Allegro PCB Designer, Timingvi- sion environment makes it possible for PCB de- signers to save significant time in ensuring that signals in an interface meet timing requirements. h IEEE Forms Groups to Standardize EDA Steps The ieee standards Association has approved the formation of the ieee P1666.1 systemC Analog/ Mixed-signal (AMs) extensions Working Group and the ieee P2401 lPB – standard Format for large scale integration (lsi)-Package-Board in- teroperable Design Working Group. i CadSoft EAGLE Introduces New Simulation Tool The recently signed cooperation between Felici- tas Customized engineering Gmbh and Cadsoft Computer Gmbh gives eAGle users access to the new simulation tool, developed by Felici- tas Customized engineering. Within this coop- eration, Felicitas uses eAGle as a front end for their simulation tool for signal integrity, PCBsim, which will be available through a newly devel- oped interface. j DesignCon 2014 a Success: Post Conference Report uBM Tech, the daily source of essential business and technical information for decision makers in the electronics industry, held its annual Design- Con conference and expo last week in santa Clara, California. for the latest circuit design news— anywhere, anytime. March 2014 • The PCB Design Magazine 67

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