Altium and Valydate Announce Strategic Partnership with New Design Analysis and Verification Technology

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New Technology from Valydate Integrates with Altium Designer to Minimize Hours Invested in Manual Validation of Schematics

Altium and Valydate Partnership

The partnership with Valydate is moving the design process forward with a new set of validation tools that will save designers countless hours and money in schematic inspection checks and streamline the entire design process for improved time-to-market.

Altium Limited, a global leader in Electronic Design Automation and Valydate Inc., the leader in Schematic, Signal and Power Integrity analysis, today announced a strategic partnership aimed at easing the time-consuming visual inspection and debugging process of electronic schematics with ValydateVERA, a powerful design analysis and verification tool, which will integrate seamlessly with Altium Designer. This new technology will be unveiled January 27-29 at DesignCon 2015 and will aid in streamlining the design process and save designers countless hours from having to visually inspect schematics for errors.

“This is yet another exciting extension that expands the current electronics design environment in Altium Designer,” said Daniel Fernsebner, Director of Technical Partnerships for Altium. “Our partnership with Valydate is moving the design process forward with a new set of validation tools that will save designers countless hours and money in schematic inspection checks and streamline the entire design process for improved time-to-market.”

Rising Complexity of Electronics Design

The rising complexity of modern electronics design has ushered in a multiplying set of rules and verifications that must be manually checked at present for schematic design errors regardless of which design software they use. Throwing manual validation into the mix by a designer has a dramatic impact on time-to-market pressures and the fear of design respins due to missed errors.

ValydateVERA has effectively streamlined this entire process. With VERA’s integration in Altium Designer, designers can now automatically inspect their schematics against a pre-defined checklist that takes advantage of an intelligent component library that automatically checks for thousands of error violations in schematic designs.

“We’ve seen a steadily increasing number of customers working with complex designs who had no choice but to manually check their schematics for thousands of potential errors which adds up to countless wasted hours," said Jason Hingston, CTO at Altium. “This partnership with Valydate has extended the efficiency of schematic design in Altium Designer and paves a path to greater customer satisfaction and design reliability for all electronics designers.”

Moving the Design Process Forward

Like other extensions offered by third-party companies for Altium, ValydateVera integrates seamlessly in the electronics design environment in Altium Designer as an available plug-in for all customers. The product is expected to be available later this quarter.

Altium and Valydate will be demonstrating this new technology in Altium Designer on January 27-29 at DesignCon 2015 in Santa Clara, CA. Attendees are encouraged to drop by Altium booth #1034 for a live demonstration.

About Altium
Altium Limited (ASX: ALU) is an Australian multinational software corporation that focuses on electronics design systems for 3D PCB design and embedded system development. Altium products are found everywhere from world leading electronic design teams to the grassroots electronic design community.

With a unique range of technologies Altium helps organisations and design communities to innovate, collaborate and create connected products while remaining on-time and on-budget. Products provided are Altium Designer®, Altium Vault®, CircuitStudio®, CircuitMaker® and the TASKING® range of embedded software compilers.

Founded in 1985, Altium has offices worldwide, with US locations in San Diego and Boston, European locations in Karlsruhe, Amersfoort, Kiev and Zug and Asia-Pacific locations in Shanghai, Tokyo and Sydney. For more information, visit http://www.altium.com. You can also follow and engage with Altium via Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

About Valydate
Valydate Inc. is a leading Schematic, Signal and Power Integrity analysis company that offers an innovative and automated approach to schematic review and validation. The Company’s patented verification engine provides automated inspection and review beyond human ability. As schematics become increasingly complex, proper test and review techniques become even more important. Proven through use in hundreds of designs over 5 years, clients benefit from the elimination of design errors early in the hardware design cycle, when they have the least impact on time, quality and cost. Valydate’s clients include those in the telecom, defense and aerospace, and photonics sectors.

Launched in 2014, ValydateVERA™ is a powerful design analysis and verification tool that saves design teams hundreds of hours of visual inspection and lab debug time. Fully inspecting schematics using pre-defined checks and an extensive intelligent model component library, VERA is the most cost effective method to fully review schematic design. VERA is available now for purchase or licensing opportunities.

Founded in 2010, Valydate operates worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.valydate.com.

Altium, Altium Designer and their respective logos, are trademarks or registered trademarks of Altium Limited, or its subsidiaries. Valydate, ValydateVERA and their respective logos, are trademarks of Valydate Inc.

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