Category Archives: Electronics

EMA Design Partners with SkillCAD

ROCHESTER, NY, Jan 13, 2021 – EMA Design Automation, a full-service provider and innovator of Electronic Design Automation (EDA) solutions, announced that it is extending its focus on designer productivity to the IC world by partnering with SkillCAD to bring their LAS (layout automation suite) to the Cadence Virtuoso User Community.

“Much of the time spent designing an IC is during the layout phase,” said Manny Marcano, president and CEO of EMA Design Automation. “SkillCAD provides over 120 fully-validated commands to enable Virtuoso design teams to realize significant productivity gains through automation, reducing design times by up to 50%. Anyone designing analog, mixed-signal, or RF ICs can benefit from the SkillCAD routines. Current Cadence Virtuoso users have access to these new, time-saving routines directly inside their Virtuoso design environment, providing virtually zero learning curve and an instant productivity boost.”

SkillCAD has evolved into over 120 functions, including:

  • Patented V-Editor tools that introduce a revolutionary way of editing layouts by simply drawing a directional line (vector) instead of conventional clicks (this consolidates the layout steps for object selection, stretching or moving, and design rule compliance into a single step, significantly minimizing the number of mouse clicks or keystrokes)
  • Metal routing tools that allow the designer to route one or fifty metal lines with equal ease
  • Pin placing tools that allow the placement of hundreds of pins in a matter of seconds
  • And many other tools that greatly improve layout design productivity

Widths, spacing, and other design rules are known to the SkillCAD tools, enabling simple commands to correctly construct complex layout objects according to the design rules. This significantly improves productivity of the layout designer, while reducing costly design iterations. Also, the SkillCAD routing commands are extremely powerful, yet easy to use-they automate and simplify usage. There are five main routing commands, with over 200 sub-routines and parameters to automate routing and editing.

“SkillCAD is very excited to have EMA Design Automation to be our exclusive distributor in the US. EMA not only provides SkillCAD with a proven sales and support organization, they also have a marketing and inside sales team not found in the industry,” said Pengwei Qian, founder and CEO of SkillCAD. “EMA’s sales and support organization coupled with SkillCAD proven technology will give us the resources to provide the Cadence Virtuoso community with powerful routing commands coupled with our patented V-editor, which can improve layout designers’ productivity by hours a day while reducing design errors.”

“We have a long history of enhancing the Cadence design environment in the PCB space with EMA technology like CircuitSpace, so it was a natural fit to help bring this same level of efficiency to IC designers,” added Marcano. “We are extremely excited about this important partnership and look forward to helping support the Cadence Virtuoso user community.”

For more information about the SkillCAD Cadence Virtuoso Layout Automation Suite, please visit go.ema-eda.com/ema-SkillCAD.

About EMA Design Automation, Inc.

EMA Design Automation is a trailblazer in product development solutions offering a complete range of EDA tools, PLM integrations, services, training, and technical support. EMA is a Cadence Channel Partner serving all of North America. EMA develops Ultra Librarian, TimingDesigner, CircuitSpace, CIP, EDABuilder, and a host of custom solutions to enhance the OrCAD products, and all are distributed through a worldwide network of value added resellers. EMA is a privately held corporation headquartered in Rochester, New York.

Visit EMA at www.ema-eda.com for more information.

About SkillCAD Inc.

SkillCAD has been providing layout tools for Cadence Virtuoso accounts since 1998 and has been a Cadence connection partner for over 12 years. Over 80 of the world’s leading analog, mixed signal and RF companies now use SkillCAD in their layout design flow. SkillCAD IC (LAS) and Cadence Virtuoso are now the industry standard solution for mixed signal and analog design layout tools. SkillCAD will be releasing a new version of its IC (LAS) that will specifically target advanced nodes Q1 2021. SkillCAD is privately held and is headquartered in San Jose CA.

Visit www.skillcad.com for more information about the company and products.

L-com Introduces Passive CWDM Cassettes, Barrel Filters

IRVINE, CA, Jan 7, 2020 – L-com, an Infinite Electronics brand, and a preferred manufacturer of wired and wireless connectivity products, announced today that it has introduced a new series of passive, coarse wave division multiplexing (CWDM) cassettes and barrel filters to address the multiplexing and de-multiplexing of optical signals over fiber.

L-com’s new passive CWDM product line consists of 4, 8 and 16 channel mux/demux cassettes as well as barrel filters which add a single channel to a composite signal or remove a single channel from a composite signal.

The PCW1-series cassettes are designed for inside plant (ISP) use and feature either 4 or 8 channels, LC connectors with a UPC polish and 20nm channel spacing. Additionally, a 19” 1U rack-mount unit with 16 channels is available with a monitor port option.

The PCWXX-series cassettes consist of 4 and 8 channel mux and demux units that are designed for outside plant (OSP) applications. For higher fiber count applications, 16 channel mux and demux units are available. The products in the PCWXX-series feature 1-meter 900um fiber leads and 20nm channel spacing.

Lastly, the PCW5A-series are single-channel, barrel-style units that feature 20nm channel spacing, 2-meter, 250um colored bare fibers and pass fiber for unused CWDM channels. These units are designed for outside plant (OSP) applications and feature an operating temperature range of -40°C to +85°C.

“Our new passive CWDM products address a wide range of applications that call for the aggregation and separation of fiber channels found in telecommunications, R&D, test lab, research and mil/aero installations. By offering these CWDM mux/demux units as in-stock items, we are able to meet our customers urgent requirements,” said Paul Hospodar, product line manager.

L-com’s new passive CWDM cassettes and are barrel filters are in-stock and available for immediate shipment.

About L-com

L-com, a leading manufacturer of wired and wireless connectivity products, offers a wide range of solutions and unrivaled customer service for the electronics and data communications industries. The company’s product portfolio includes cable assemblies, connectors, adapters, antennas, enclosures, surge protectors and more. L-com is headquartered in North Andover, Mass., is ISO 9001: 2015 certified and many of its products are UL recognized. L-com is an Infinite Electronics brand.

About Infinite Electronics

Based in Irvine, CA, Infinite Electronics offers a broad range of components, assemblies and wired/wireless connectivity solutions, serving the aerospace/defense, industrial, government, consumer electronics, instrumentation, medical and telecommunications markets. Infinite’s brands include Pasternack, Fairview Microwave, L-com, MilesTek, Aiconics, KP Performance Antennas, PolyPhaser, Transtector, RadioWaves, ShowMeCables, INC Installs and Integra Optics. Infinite Electronics serves a global engineering customer base with deep technical expertise and support, with one of the broadest inventories of products available for immediate shipment.

Infinite Electronics Acquires NavePoint

IRVINE, CA, Jan 7, 2020 – Infinite Electronics, Inc., a leading global supplier of electronic components serving the urgent needs of engineers through a family of highly recognized and trusted brands, has announced today its acquisition of NavePoint, a leading online provider of high-quality networking equipment and services.

Founded in 2008, NavePoint is recognized for its robust online offering of networking products, customer support, and fast shipping capabilities. Located in Libertyville, Illinois, NavePoint employs approximately 25 team members.

NavePoint products and talented team members add to Infinite’s existing networking equipment capabilities and services and share a common customer value proposition of satisfying the product and technical support needs of customers requiring urgent and reliable service. Under Infinite’s leadership and management support, NavePoint will continue to operate as an independent brand within the overall Infinite family of brands. The company’s president, Evan Schoenberg, will join the Infinite leadership team and will continue to lead NavePoint’s day-to-day operations. “We are excited for this merger as it will enable NavePoint to grow and expand our product portfolio and our reach to more customers, while also improving our current service to existing customers,” said Schoenberg.

“We are very excited to welcome NavePoint and the team to Infinite Electronics and our portfolio of high-performing brands. The addition of NavePoint is a nice compliment to our existing networking product offering and provides a unique opportunity to expand our technical reach to data center customers, corporate office buildings and other industries.  NavePoint products expand Infinite’s current portfolio in high-quality racks and cabinets, rack shelving, accessories and more. As we integrate the brand and the team we see great opportunities ahead while we remain focused on delivering outstanding service and support to the customers we collectively serve,” said Penny Cotner, president and chief executive officer of Infinite Electronics.

About Infinite Electronics, Inc.

Based in Irvine, CA, Infinite Electronics International, Inc. offers a broad range of components, assemblies and wired/wireless connectivity solutions, serving the aerospace/defense, industrial, government, consumer electronics, instrumentation, medical, data center, and telecommunications markets. Infinite’s brands include Pasternack, Fairview Microwave, L-com, MilesTek, Aiconics, KP Performance Antennas, PolyPhaser, Transtector, RadioWaves, ShowMe Cables, INC Installs, Integra Optics, and NavePoint. Infinite Electronics serves a global engineering customer base with deep technical expertise and support, with one of the broadest inventories of products available for immediate shipment.

For additional information about Infinite Electronics, Inc. and its brands, please visit www.infiniteelectronics.com.

About NavePoint

NavePoint is a fast-growing online retailer, specializing in high quality, affordable networking racks, cabinets, cables, and accessories used in applications for data centers, IT closets, office and home networks, A/V installations and more.

For more information about NavePoint, please visit www.navepoint.com.

Pasternack Unveils Bi-Directional Amplifiers

IRVINE, CA, Jan 6, 2021 – Pasternack, an Infinite Electronics brand and a leading provider of RF, microwave and millimeter wave products, has just released a new line of bi-directional amplifiers that are used to transmit high-quality signals while amplifying Rx signals with advanced LNA to produce the highest possible data rates.

Pasternack new line of Bi-Directional Amplifiers

Pasternack has added four new models to its existing line of bi-directional amplifiers, making a total of six different models now available. This portfolio consists of a comprehensive offering covering popular VHF/UHF, L, S, C and broadband RF frequency bands that range from 0.225 MHz to 5.875 MHz. These rugged, mil-grade designs are in compact, environmentally-sealed, SMA-connectorized packages and feature either quick-connect or D-SUB connectors for DC and control functions.

The designs in this line offer sensitive receiver performance with 2.5 dB noise figures. Some also incorporate highly efficient GaN semiconductor technology. Transmit (Tx) output Psat levels range from 8 to 20 Watts that boost performance of data links and transmitters. These models feature manual or auto-sensing transmit/receive (T/R) control with fast switching times of 1-2 µsec.

“Pasternack’s new selection of bi-directional amplifiers offers higher frequency capability and GaN technology with higher efficiency, which is ideal for broadband RF telemetry, tactical communication and unmanned aerial vehicle applications,” said Tim Galla, product line manager.

Pasternack’s bi-directional amplifiers, 900 MHz Antennas for ISM, RFID,
LoRa and IoT
 are all in-stock and available for immediate shipping with no minimum order quantity (MOQ) required.

For inquiries, Pasternack can be contacted at +1-949-261-1920.

About Pasternack

A leader in RF products since 1972, Pasternack is an ISO 9001:2015 certified manufacturer and supplier offering the industry’s largest selection of active and passive RF, microwave, and millimeter wave products available for same-day shipping. Pasternack is an Infinite Electronics brand.

About Infinite Electronics

Based in Irvine, CA, Infinite Electronics offers a broad range of components, assemblies, and wired/wireless connectivity solutions, serving the aerospace/defense, industrial, government, consumer electronics, instrumentation, medical and telecommunications markets. Infinite’s brands include Pasternack, Fairview Microwave, L-com, MilesTek, Aiconics, KP Performance Antennas, PolyPhaser, Transtector, RadioWaves, ShowMeCables, INC Installs and Integra Optics. Infinite Electronics serves a global engineering customer base with deep technical expertise and support, with one of the broadest inventories of products available for immediate shipment.

Heilind Introduces WAGO’s PCB Terminal Blocks

for Power Applications

WILMINGTON, MA, Dec 23, 2020 – Heilind Electronics, an authorized distributor for WAGO and a premier distributor of electronic components worldwide, is now stocking the manufacturer’s PCB terminal blocks for power applications.

Offering a compact size, high current carrying capacity and integrated connection technology, WAGO terminal blocks facilitate faster and easier wiring. The easy-to-use lever opens at an angle of up to 60 degrees and is designed to securely close the clamping unit. Additionally, the lever locks into open or closed position with a tactile and audible click.

The terminal blocks also offer flexibility. Conductors can be connected both horizontally and vertically to the circuit board, and testing can be performed parallel or perpendicular to conductor entry.

WAGO’s power electronics selection includes two families of PCB terminal blocks, as well as a pluggable connector system for cross sections up to 25 mm squared and nominal current up to 76 A. This comprehensive product lineup accommodates 24 – 4 AWG and includes UL ratings as high as 85 A and 1000 V.

These products also feature push-in CAGE CLAMP connection technology. This allows for increased pin spacing and double pinning, ultimately expanding current capacities while maximizing voltage ratings.

WAGO’s PCB terminal blocks are easy to use in the tightest spaces and are perfect for panel feed-through applications. Since they meet the requirements of EN and UL 61800-5-1, the products are also suitable for panel feed-through connections in electric drive system applications.

Visit Heilind’s website for more information about WAGO PCB terminal blocks for power applications.

About Heilind Electronics

Heilind Electronics, Inc. is one of the world’s leading distributors of connectors, relays, sensors, switches, thermal management and circuit protection products, terminal blocks, wire and cable, wiring accessories and insulation and identification products. Founded in 1974, Heilind has locations throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, Singapore, Hong Kong and China.

For more information, visit www.heilind.com.

About WAGO

Since its founding in 1951, WAGO has been pioneering innovative connection systems in electrical engineering and electronics, offering a complete selection of terminal blocks, connectors, power supplies and field I/O systems for many industries. Today, WAGO is the leading specialist of spring clamp termination technology and provides a variety of components for automation technology.

For additional information, visit www.wago.us.