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January 2015 • The PCB Design Magazine 55 5 Altium Designer updates Library Expert Major enhancements have been to the library ex- pert's output to Altium Designer. This latest up- date of the library expert (v2015) offers users a very streamlined method of creating high quality IPC-7351 compliant Footprints, 3D STeP mod- els, and Footprint Attributes for Description and height, simultaneously, in Altium Designer. 6 Cadence Earns Commenda- tion from City of San Jose San Jose Mayor Chuck reed and the San Jose City Council have recognized the company as one of the 25 industry-driving companies generating the most growth and jobs in the city. "The people of San Jose and Silicon valley have changed the world, and it's thanks to industry-driving compa- nies like Cadence that our city continues to be the capital of Silicon valley, the world's center of inno- vation," Mayor reed said. 7 IEEE to Adopt the HDBaseT Standard The hDBaseT Specifications 1.1.0 and 2.0 have been approved by the Ieee Standards Association (Ieee-SA) Standards Board for adoption as part of the organization's standard portfolio. hDBaseT will complement Ieee-SA's portfolio of market-proven communications and technology standards. 8 Zuken Wins Award for Ev Research Collaboration zuken plays an important role in this research by advancing new technology concepts for eMC-re- lated modelling of power and ground systems for control unit structures and for incorporating pow- er-ground related noise in signal integrity simula- tion. eMC issues in electric vehicles can become critical due to the high currents and voltages re- quired by electric vehicle engines. 9 INLYNK Teams With Octopart and Altium for Optymo InlynK has released version 4.3 of its flagship product. optymo is a sophisticated BoM and parts management solution that helps organiza- tions to better manage their design and produc- tion steps. This new version is the result of a very successful collaboration between Altium, octopart and InlynK. J Top 10 Most-read PCB Design Magazine Columns It's been a wild year in the PCB design commu- nity. naturally, the top columns in The PCB Design Magazine during 2014 cover a maze of topics, from high-speed design to design for manufac- ture. So, without further ado, here are the Top 10 columns from The PCB Design Magazine of the past year. for the latest circuit design news— anywhere, anytime. January 2015 • The PCB Design Magazine 55

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