PCB Design Software
Wed, 06/01/2005 - 7:02am
FLO/PCB v2.2 features more than 25 improvements and enhancements that improve usability and tighten integration between electrical and mechanical design of printed circuit boards (PCBs). FLO/PCB promotes a conceptual design process that integrates electrical and mechanical design for PCBs, enabling early resolution of component placement and thermal issues. FLO/PCB combines functional, component placement and thermal views of the design into a single virtual model, enabling systems, hardware, mechanical and thermal engineers to design collaboratively and resolve design conflicts quickly. Other features of the software include: specialized menus for rapid creation of functional block diagrams; automatic creation of physical layout and thermal model from the functional block diagram; 3D airflow and temperature prediction, for both sides of the board; fully-integrated library capability supporting JEDEC standards for component thermal models; export/import board design information to and from EDA and CAD software via IDF file format; native, bi-directional interoperability with FLOTHERM; automatic report generation via HTML and compatibility with WindowsXP, WindowsNT and Windows2000 operating systems.