OPTIMUM Releases Free Starter Library for Mentor Graphics PADS

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The Starter Library Provides a Best-Practices Template for Ongoing Library Development

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This Optimum Library is a perfect resource to quickly and efficiently engage our customers with PADS tools since it provides a great starting template for our new integrated PADS VX release

Optimum Design Associates, a successful PCB design service bureau and contract manufacturer located in Silicon Valley, Calif., is pleased to announce the release of its new Starter Library for Mentor Graphics PADS (R) software. This fully integrated xDx Designer (TM) / PADS library is compatible with the VX and 9.5 releases and is free for any customers on active Mentor support.

“OPTIMUM is proud to be the supplier of the Mentor xDx Designer and PADS starter library. Our team in close collaboration with Mentor has put together an outstanding and very well documented PCB library”, said Nick Barbin, President of Optimum. The library is comprised of more than 11,000 current manufacturer partnumbers along with their associated schematic symbols and footprints.

The new Starter Library is also IPC-7351B-compliant and comes with many innovative features, including a wide variety of device types, well-defined partitions for easy navigation, and descriptions of the standards which were used to create the library.

“This Optimum Library is a perfect resource to quickly and efficiently engage our customers with PADS tools since it provides a great starting template for our new integrated PADS VX release”, said Dan Boncella, director of marketing, Mentor Graphics Systems Design Division. Libraries are available for both PADS 9.5 and PADS VX’s Central Library.

To learn more about OPTIMUM and their award winning design layout and library administration services, please visit their user friendly and content rich website at: http://www.optimumdesign.com/. All other company or product names are the registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective owner.

About Optimum Design Associates:

Optimum Design Associates (OPTIMUM) is a sophisticated mid-volume contract manufacturer in Silicon Valley featuring one of the most honored PCB layout teams in the world. The company’s mission is to provide OEM's advanced services like Should Cost Analysis, global component sourcing, and world class design review. Leading customers include Boeing, Applied Materials, Honeywell, Intel, Varian Medical Systems, Texas Instruments, F5, and IGT. For more information, please visit http://www.optimumdesign.com/

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