SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire -05/01/12)- Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (CDNS - News), a leader in global electronic design innovation, today announced the availability of its ground-breaking Cadence® OrCAD® Capture Marketplace to the entire OrCAD and Allegro® PCB design community through a standard desktop browser, as well as the addition of several new apps and a trial period for paid apps. Launched in September 2011, OrCAD Capture Marketplace extends and enhances a PCB engineer's design environment by providing the industry's first online store for apps, as well as access to symbols, footprints, simulation models, and PCB-design related multimedia, including application notes, movies, and whitepapers.
The expansion of OrCAD Capture Marketplace allows users to view and download content through any web-enabled device. This gives the entire engineering team easy access to OrCAD Capture Marketplace content and information. Currently, nearly a third of the apps on the website are SKILL®-based apps for version 16.5 of OrCAD/Allegro PCB Editor that provide new or enhanced functionality to the tool.
Offering a 'try-before-you-buy' approach, the new trial period for paid apps allows users to evaluate the full version of an app within their PCB design environment before committing to a purchase. Trial periods for app evaluations range from seven to fifteen days.
"In the six months that the marketplace has been active, the overwhelming response from OrCAD users has validated our vision that there is a pervasive, industry-wide need for on-demand content to enhance and extend the PCB design environment," said Josh Moore, director of product marketing for OrCAD, System and Software Realization Group, Cadence. "Until now, access to OrCAD Capture Marketplace has only been available to OrCAD Capture users on the latest release, yet there have already been over 2,000 downloads. The expansion of our OrCAD Capture Marketplace to desktop browsers will extend access to all OrCAD and Allegro users."
"As a PCB Editor power user, I am always looking for new ways to improve my efficiency. The online store for apps provides access to additional functionality that can make me more productive," said Dal Locke, senior designer at Convey Computer. "When the OrCAD marketplace first launched there were a number of apps that looked interesting to me; however, being in a business environment I must justify all software purchases. The new paid app trial period allows me to evaluate these apps in my unique design environment before deciding on a purchase."
Cadence and Cadence Channel Partners are continuously adding new apps to OrCAD Capture Marketplace, including EMA Design Automation's SymbolGen & FootprintGen, Nordcad's Prototype Plotting, and FlowCAD's Barcode Generator. Web access to OrCAD Capture Marketplace is available now at www.orcadcapturemarketplace.com.
Cadence enables global electronic design innovation and plays an essential role in the creation of today's integrated circuits and electronics. Customers use Cadence software, hardware, IP, and services to design and verify advanced semiconductors, consumer electronics, networking and telecommunications equipment, and computer systems. The company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., with sales offices, design centers, and research facilities around the world to serve the global electronics industry. More information about the company, its products, and services is available at www.cadence.com.
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