Announcing the shipment of OrCAD Express for Windows NT; Supports Xilinx, Altera, Lattice, Actel, and Vantis devices.BEAVERTON, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 19, 1997--OrCAD(R) (NASDAQ NASDAQ
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OCAD O'Connor Architectural Design (Ireland) ), the world's leading provider of EDA (1) (Electronic Design Automation) Using the computer to design, lay out, verify and simulate the performance of electronic circuits on a chip or printed circuit board. software for the Intel(R)/Microsoft platform, today announced first-customer shipment of OrCAD Express(TM) for Windows NT (Windows New Technology) A 32-bit operating system from Microsoft for Intel x86 CPUs. NT is the core technology in Windows 2000 and Windows XP (see Windows). Available in separate client and server versions, it includes built-in networking and preemptive multitasking. (R). Express is the first-of-its-kind design solution: It integrates VHDL (VHSIC Hardware Description Language) A hardware description language (HDL) used to design electronic systems at the component, board and system level. VHDL allows models to be developed at a very high level of abstraction. , schematic, and mixed-mode design entry, simulation, and synthesis into a single application for under $5,000. Express comes complete with a custom version of Esperan's popular VHDL tutorial on CD-ROM CD-ROM: see compact disc.
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With OrCAD Express, engineers can design board-level systems with field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) and complex programmable logic devices (CPLDs) from OrCAD Solution Partners Xilinx, Altera, Lattice Semiconductor Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) is a United States based manufacturer of high-performance programmable logic devices (FPGAs, CPLDs, & SPLDs). The Oregon based company is the number four ranked company in world market share for FPGA devices, , Actel, and Vantis.
"Xilinx is enthusiastic about the release of OrCAD Express," stated Umesh Bhat, marketing manager of strategic alliances for Xilinx. "We believe this product will offer significant advantages to designers who are looking for Looking for
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Phil Winterbottom, researcher at AT&T Bell Labs, said, "I've used OrCAD schematic tools for a number of years and like them very much. So when I got the chance to test-drive the new Express product, I snapped it up. I finally have a completely integrated solution for my EDA needs with one-stop shopping. The literature on Express made this promise and I was not disappointed."
Winterbottom continued, "I have successfully completed one of the largest and most complex designs I have attempted. Express allowed me to smoothly mix VHDL and schematics for FPGAs from several vendors, without having to learn any other tools. I was even able to share VHDL source files with Synopsys synthesis software to optimize a particularly fast CPLD (Complex PLD) A programmable logic device that is made up of several simple PLDs (SPLDs) with a programmable switching matrix in between the logic blocks. CPLDs typically use EEPROM, flash memory or SRAM to hold the logic design interconnections. See PLD and SPLD. . OrCAD Express is a versatile product at an unbelievably affordable price."
"With the shipment of Express and the recent sale of our 200,000th product, OrCAD has achieved two remarkable milestones," said Mike Bosworth, OrCAD's president, CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. , and chairman. "Since 1985, OrCAD has served designers the world over with easy-to-use, affordable EDA software. With OrCAD Express, they can now move to the next level of technology -- VHDL-based system and programmable logic See PLD. design on Windows NT."
Availability and Price
OrCAD Express for Windows NT is available immediately at $4,995 (U.S.). OrCAD customers who own the OrCAD FPGA Designer Pak(TM) will receive OrCAD Express free of charge; attractive upgrade options for other OrCAD customers are also available.
For engineering groups standardizing on Windows NT for EDA, OrCAD's newly formed Professional Services (job) professional services - A department of a supplier providing consultancy and programming manpower for the supplier's products. Group can provide education, on-site training, process consulting, software implementation, and legacy data migration services.
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Founded in 1985, OrCAD is the world's leading provider of EDA software for the Intel/Microsoft platform, with over 200,000 products sold to date. OrCAD develops, markets, and supports 32-bit Windows design software that improves designers' productivity in developing field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), complex programmable logic devices (CPLDs), and printed circuit boards (PCBs).
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