Cadence Design Systems recently introduced its new ActiveParts Portal, which is an expansion of its ActiveParts online component data solution. The new portal offers pcb design teams more access to key component information. As an interesting twist, the portal takes advantage of the technology offered by SupplyFrame, which gives those designers even greater access to the component information they require.
By teaming with SupplyFrame, the amount of information available to designers increases significantly. For example, the information provided will now come directly from the component manufacturers, which is the secret sauce that's made SupplyFrame successful. It includes a host of symbols, datasheets, specifications, and information on component availability, and it's all available instantly from within the Cadence pcb design environment. This encompasses literally thousands of manufacturers.