From: Roy Battell
Subject: Re: PCB package under $4k
Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2003 12:28:50 +0000
NNTP-Posting-Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2003 12:29:25 +0000 (UTC)
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In article , Tim
>Hi, We are looking for a PCB layout package with auto-placement and
>autorouter. The board uses FPGAs, digital and analog components. Two
>signal layers and 2 power layers are enough, however we need it having
>- Gate/pin swaps (described in the schematic will be better)
>- Split power plane
>Does Anyone know there is a package did that well?
You could have a look at Vutrax which includes the specific
features you mention. You can pin swap at either schematic
or PCB level and have the changes carried forward or backwards.
Up to 6 Powerplane splits can be used using the normal dialogues,
far more if necessary using explicit rules definitions.
Design checking includes features to make sure the splits are
The unlimited capacity version comes in at about $4000 but
one of the lesser bundles may be suitable.
All the pricing is on the web site.
You can download Vutrax from either of
http://www.vutrax.co.uk (Main UK site)
http://www.protonique.com/vutrax (Central Europe Mirror)
It includes drawing and analysing schematics, auto-placement,
auto-routing, manual routing, Laser, Inkjet, Photoplot and
Free for evaluation and DIY size projects up to 256 pin,
it includes a detailed on-screen tutorial.
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