NNTP-Posting-Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2003 11:17:05 -0600
From: "Mike Shonle"
Subject: Re: PCB package under $4k
Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2003 12:18:42 -0500
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I can highly recommend Pulsonix (www.pulsonix.com), especially if you
haven't already been corrupted by those old death-warmed-over "mainstream"
packages. It's extremely intuitive (when evaluating various packages, I had
a schematic entered and edited (e.g. moving components and wires was soo
simple as to be fun), the board laid out and routed in about 20 minutes,
whereas for some other ones, I hadn't even figured out how to wire two
components together, let alone move them or modify them, after several hours
Pulsonix easily supports gate swapping and split planes, as well as forward
and backward annotation, autorouting, etc. And depending on your pin-count
requirements, etc., can be had for ~ U.S. $2000.
And no, I have no involvement with pulsonix other than as a user; I was just
so relieved after despairing of finding a program I could stand to use that
I hope to save others the grief and hours I went through...
"Tim" wrote in message
> 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
> these functions:
> - Gate/pin swaps (described in the schematic will be better)
> - Split power plane
> Does Anyone know there is a package did that well?