Maxim Integrated board-level design content online from Altium

July 17, 2013 // By Paul Buckley
A new collection of digital potentiometers, sensors, current-sense amplifiers and switched capacitor filters available is now included in AltiumLive

This range of component libraries for board-level designs uses Maxim Integrated devices. Available now from AltiumLive, the release delivers board-level component models and corresponding supply chain information, such as real-time price and availability data from distributors and vendors including Digi-Key, Mouser and Farnell, directly to designers using Altium's electronics design software, Altium Designer.

"Continuing to deliver board-level components that support key parts manufacturers such as Maxim Integrated, provides our customers with a growing resource of design-ready content for use in Altium products" said Rowland Washington, Product Manager CAD Library and Design Data Development for Altium. "Hosting our design content in AltiumLive allows us to update and maintain an ever increasing pool of supply-chain enabled component models, in harmony with the needs of Altium’s customers and partners".

A component model hosted in AltiumLive includes the schematic symbol, PCB footprint and a detailed 3D model for 3D mechanical integration during the PCB design process. Corresponding component price and availability data is drawn directly from vendor and supplier web services. AltiumLive also provides access to a host of design-related content including training and design tips videos, reference designs and a large range of documentation resources.

This brings the total number of components available to more than 125,000. The board-level components for new and existing Maxim device families, along with other vendors including Texas Instruments, Microchip, NXP and more - can be accessed online by visiting the Community > Design Content section in AltiumLive at http://live.altium.com/

Altium; www.altium.com

Maxim; www.maximintegrated.com