Cadence Design Systems (News - Alert), Inc. announced it will finally release its expanded Candence OrCAD Capture Marketplace, which will integrate with OrCAD and Allegro PCB through a regular Web browser.
The new marketplace will offer new on-demand apps to provide access to new and enhanced features, a library where users could download IBIS simulation models, a components section to connect with manufacturers to do research and a multimedia section full of application notes.
Cadence Design Systems said the expanded marketplace “puts the PCB design ‘universe’ at your fingertips, representing a fundamental change in the way design data/information and even product enhancements are accessed during the design process.”
It allows users to access up to two-week trials allowing them to evaluate a full version of an app within their PCB design environment before making any final commitments.
“As a PCB Editor power user, I am always looking for new ways to improve my efficient. The online store for apps provides access to additional functionality that can make me more productive,” said Dal Locke, senior designer at Convey Computer, who plans on using the new extended marketplace now that there is a trial period being offered. “When the OrCAD marketplace first launched there were a number of apps that looked interesting to me; however, being in a business environment I must justify all software purchases. The new paid app trial period allows me to evaluate these apps in my unique design environment before deciding on a purchase.”
Josh Moore, director of product marketing for OrCAD, System and Software Realization Group at Cadence, said the marketplace has already seen a lot of success.
“In the six months that the marketplace has been active, the overwhelming response from OrCAD users has validated our vision that there is a pervasive, industry-wide need for on-demand content to enhance and extend the PCB design environment,” said Moore. “Until now, access to OrCAD Capture Marketplace has only been available to OrCAD Capture users on the latest release, yet there have already been over 2,000 downloads.”
Edited by Braden Becker