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We are pleased to announce that a new version of CircuitStudio is now available. This hotfix addresses the withdrawal by Digi-Key of their supplier API that was used as a data feed for Digi-Key supplier links within CircuitStudio. As a bonus CircuitStudio users also gain access to a much wider range of supplier data than before.   V1.5.2 is available to everyone with an active maintenance subscription. You can install version 1.5.2 (build 30) via the Update System in CircuitStudio or perfo ...
I thought this post might be of interest showing how one company has successfully used CircuitStudio to create a hardware security module. After reading the article (written by Phil Strong of Zymbit) and watching the video I hope you are inspired to go and create your own product or even just hobby project. You can download your trial of CircuitStudio or purchase direct from our website CircuitStudio. We also stock the Zymkey 4i Zymkey 4i for anyone who's interested.   IoT Security Modules: ...
I thought this would be an interesting topic for CircuitStudio users and a great resource for those new to PCB design.   Gerber files are an industry standard, and have been for decades, for transferring design data from CAD system to PCB manufacturer. It is always good to view your Gerber files prior to manufacture - one way to spot those silly mistakes that can be hidden behind all the clutter that comes with the PCB editor of your CAD system. Contribute to this post by letting us know ...
Try CircuitStudio for Free   When I first learned how to play “Hearts,” I was always worried about how to pass those three cards right off the bat. What if I helped who I was playing against? I got the hang of it eventually and with enough games under my belt. I could recognize card patterns to make the best choices, but until I got to that point it felt like I was throwing random cards across the tables.   My first circuit board designs weren’t too far off from m ...
For the remainder of 2018 we are running regular live webinars in conjunction with Altium. Join us and learn more about CircuitStudio - a great value low cost PCB design solution for both individuals, small business and even enterprises looking to kit out multiple engineers. If you haven't yet evaluated CircuitStudio then please download the trial and give it a go. Alternatively there's never been a better time to buy your own copy.   Have a topic you would like covered? Leave a comment an ...
Try CircuitStudio for Free   Star charts and sextants seem like something from the days of sailing ships. Yet, unmanned and manned spacecraft depend on precise celestial navigation. When calculating the trajectory needed to traverse the solar system, interplanetary probes use an inertial coordinate system that places a grid fixed relative to a star background over the solar system.   During manned lunar missions, the Guidance and Navigation dictionary relied on star charts. Astronauts ...
You've taken the plunge and purchased CircuitStudio to replace your ageing EAGLE software. Altium have thoughtfully provided a really useful guide to help you migrate and take you through the concepts and practices that will get you up and running in no time with CircuitStudio.   If you are reading this and have not yet made with switch then consider taking a look at CircuitStudio Evaluation Guide for EAGLE Users.   Download Trial   Purchase CircuitStudio   Any questions? Le ...
Are you looking to make the switch from Autodesk EAGLE to Altium CircuitStudio or even just starting to think about it? This well written guide will assist your evaluation process by highlighting the features and benefits of switching to CircuitStudio for those who use or are familiar with EAGLE.   With a perpetual (lifetime) license for CircuitStudio costing less than a one year subscription to EAGLE Premium* the economics make sense. Download and evaluate the latest version of CircuitStu ...
A big thank you to all those who attended our recent webinar CircuitStudio – Your Top Topics – Q&A Session. We had a good number of questions asked during the session and below is a summary of the questions with responses. Feel free to add a comment below if you require any clarification of an answer or would like to comment on how you interesting & informative you found the webinar. I would like to extend a big thank you to James Harriman of Altium who provided a really inte ...
Try CircuitStudio For Free   What’s the key to designing a board that’s realistic on paper and in physical form? Let’s explore the top 5 design guidelines that you need to know to design your next manufacturable, functional and reliable PCB.   Top 5 PCB Design Guidelines for Engineers  When starting a new design, it’s easy to leave the PCB design guidelines as an afterthought as you spend most of your time focusing on your circuit design and component sel ...
Try CircuitStudio For Free     During 7 B.C., Greek soldiers—or hoplites--carried a large, concave, circular shield called the hoplon. Made from bronze and wood, the hoplon or Argive shield protected hoplites from chin to knee and—when overlapped—became the basis for the Greek phalanx.   At the beginning of the 20th century, Ethiopians used their shields when fighting against an invading Italian army. The constant banging on the shields by the Ethiopians mingle ...
Try CircuitStudio For Free       As much as I enjoy designing electronic products for my clients, I immediately turn to repair centers when my own laptop breaks down, trusting the expert technicians who have dealt with a variety of issues. But when my laptop returns with a torn cover and a missing screw, it just proves that human error is inevitable. Unfortunately, machines aren’t infallible either.   When you choose to get your PCB assembled by machines instead of ma ...
Try CircuitStudio For Free   Everybody loves the beach and I am no different. Sitting on the edge of the ocean being mesmerized by the ebb and flow of the water is a favorite pastime of mine. This is especially true when there are surfers riding the waves. It is awesome to watch a huge wave appear intent on engulfing them only to see them emerge upright on their boards having ridden the wave towards the shore. However, when too many surfers are bunched together they are inevitably toppled ...
    Every year after Halloween, my school used to have a pumpkin launch, probably so they could get the pumpkins on sale. Mostly, mechanical engineering students participated, but anyone was allowed to enter and see if they could launch their pumpkin the farthest. Sections of campus were blocked off and your path to class was rerouted if you went at all. Most of the engineers got (or took) the morning off for cheering and jeering.   Results were haphazard. We had occasional glori ...
Understanding Solder Bridge Shorts: Bake Your Cookie and Eat It Too   I love the idea of baking. Especially around the holidays, there’s something thrilling and therapeutic in planning to bake up elaborate platters of cookies and bring them to parties. In reality, what I like is to eat cookie dough. The actual rolling or spooning out cookies onto a pan and waiting for them to bake is an exercise in both tedium and restraint. When I lose my patience, I try to cram as many cookies onto ...