Mentor Graphics PADS PCB tools now available

The Xpedition tools have for a number of years, and will continue to be, the premium PCB design tools from Mentor Graphics.  In addition the Microelectronics Support Centre at STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory is now pleased to offer PADS, which might be easier to use in a teaching environment.

PADS provides schematic design, component management, analog and thermal analysis and the PCB layout tools to produce designs in an easy-to-use environment. Through the Hyperlink technology, PADS enables both simple and complex designs incorporating Layout Rules Validation (DRC), Electromagnetic checks, Signal Integrity, Power Integrity, Manufacturability, and Thermal Compliance.
Please see the attached datasheet for more information.
For details on how to order PADS and the other tools in the recently updated Mentor Graphics portfolio, please go to:

http://www.europractice.stfc.ac.uk/software/mentor.html

Regards,

Microelectronics Support Centre
Science & Technology Facilities Council
Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Harwell Campus
DIDCOT
Oxfordshire
OX11 0QX
United Kingdom

MicroelectronicsCentre@stfc.ac.uk 
www (STFC) www.stfc.ac.uk
www (EUROPRACTICE Design Tools)  www.europractice.stfc.ac.uk 
Telephone: +44 (0)1235 44 5327
Fax: +44 (0)1235 44 5546

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