Electronic Design

Go From Datasheet To Schematic Symbol

Perception Software’s SymXpert, now available from EMA Design Automation, automates the schematic symbol-creation process by eliminating manual data entry and simplifying pin-data verification.

With more PCB designs employing large-pin-count components, the creation of schematic symbols for new parts not only takes longer, but it’s more fraught with errors. Typically, data for hundreds or even thousands of pins must be manually entered into a schematic-capture program, painstakingly checked for errors against the original datasheet, and then partitioned into sections and formatted to meet company standards. For programmable devices or ASICs, this process must sometimes be repeated several times due to multiple design revisions.

SymXpert speeds symbol creation with the following features:

* SymXpert’s intelligent content extraction technology automatically extracts pin information directly from suppliers’ datasheets, eliminating the need for manual data entry. SymXpert can also read and compare data directly from FPGA log files.

* Despite suppliers’ best efforts to ensure accuracy of their technical publications, datasheets can and do contain errors and inconsistencies. SymXpert checks all data extracted from datasheets for the most frequently occurring problems (i.e., missing pin numbers, duplicate pin numbers, etc.).

* SymXpert’s Advanced Fill Capability uses the power of user-defined, regular expression-based rules to automatically set pin attributes, such as whisker type, and pin graphics in accordance with symbol creation standards. Auto Arrange allows the designer to specify pin-arrangement preferences and then applies those preferences to all symbol sections.

* Templates ensure symbols are created consistently to the same design standard. EDA-to-EDA property mappings enable symbols to be created once and then be exported to multi-EDA environments.

Contact EMA Design Automation directly for pricing and delivery information.

EMA Design Automation
www.ema-eda.com Perception Software’s SymXpert, now available from EMA Design Automation, automates the schematic symbol-creation process by eliminating manual data entry and simplifying pin-data verification.

With more PCB designs employing large-pin-count components, the creation of schematic symbols for new parts not only takes longer, but it’s more fraught with errors. Typically, data for hundreds or even thousands of pins must be manually entered into a schematic-capture program, painstakingly checked for errors against the original datasheet, and then partitioned into sections and formatted to meet company standards. For programmable devices or ASICs, this process must sometimes be repeated several times due to multiple design revisions.

SymXpert speeds symbol creation with the following features:

* SymXpert’s intelligent content extraction technology automatically extracts pin information directly from suppliers’ datasheets, eliminating the need for manual data entry. SymXpert can also read and compare data directly from FPGA log files.

* Despite suppliers’ best efforts to ensure accuracy of their technical publications, datasheets can and do contain errors and inconsistencies. SymXpert checks all data extracted from datasheets for the most frequently occurring problems (i.e., missing pin numbers, duplicate pin numbers, etc.).

* SymXpert’s Advanced Fill Capability uses the power of user-defined, regular expression-based rules to automatically set pin attributes, such as whisker type, and pin graphics in accordance with symbol creation standards. Auto Arrange allows the designer to specify pin-arrangement preferences and then applies those preferences to all symbol sections.

* Templates ensure symbols are created consistently to the same design standard. EDA-to-EDA property mappings enable symbols to be created once and then be exported to multi-EDA environments.

Contact EMA Design Automation directly for pricing and delivery information.

EMA Design Automation
www.ema-eda.com

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