EMA adds Future Electronics parts database to component data solution

Rochester, N.Y. — EMA Design Automation Inc., a full-service provider of electrical and mechanical CAD tools, has added Future Electronics to the list of component distributors included in the new 4.0 version of Component Information Portal (CIP), the company’s component data management solution.

CIP provides design teams with an automated method to manage their electronic parts data. It is tightly integrated with Cadence OrCAD Capture CIS, providing access to component distributor data directly within the OrCAD design environment, improving both data accuracy and operating efficiency, said EMA.

“Since its initial release in July of 2008, customer adoption of CIP continues to increase because customers see real value in an out-of-the-box data management solution,” said Manny Marcano, president and CEO of EMA Design Automation, in a statement. “With CIP, engineers are able to benefit from all the advantages that come with a centralized part library without having to become bogged down with designing and implementing a component database from scratch.”

CIP 4.0 adds the ability to search parametric data from the Future Electronics part catalog. Other supported distributors include Digi-Key, Newark, and Premier Farnell. Users have online access to these part distributor databases allowing them to find available parts that meet their performance and cost requirements directly from their engineering desktop.

With CIP 4.0, users can extend their part search across multiple distributors simultaneously to see which vendor best meets their needs. Once the desired part is found, CIP enables automatic download of the selected device parametric data directly into the component database. This data is immediately available to design engineers directly within OrCAD Capture CIS.

Since the parametric information has been collected from the part distributor this also provides purchasing with correct manufacturer and distributor part numbers, part costs, and available quantities to avoid component problems that can occur after the design is complete, said EMA.

CIP also enables design teams to easily import external data into the component database, define user roles, and track database changes to keep everyone in synch as the design progresses, said EMA. It also allows design teams to further extend data management to the corporate level by tying their engineering database into enterprise systems like ERP, MRP, and PLM using the Enterprise Link module, all within the OrCAD Capture CIS environment.