Beta LAYOUT at electronica 2012 in Munich, Germany

Everything related to prototype printed circuit boards

Beta LAYOUT, a leading producer of prototype printed circuit boards and a major service provider to electronics prototype manufacturing, will exhibit at this year’s electronica from 13 to 16 November 2012 in Munich.  Beta LAYOUT has, for over 20 years been a dominant player in the prototype printed circuit board market.  With over 28,000 customers globally Beta LAYOUT ranks amongst the most successful companies in this field.  The customer base of students, hobbyists, researchers and development engineers chose Beta LAYOUT for quality, ease of use and value for money.

Beta LAYOUT’s newest innovation ‘Magic PCB’ will be unveiled at this year’s electronica exhibition.  Beta LAYOUT has developed a groundbreaking application machine to embed RFID chips into a printed circuit board. The chips are embedded during the initial production steps allowing for identification and traceability from the onset.  RFID chips have a high reading accuracy with the added advantage of an invisible copy protection.  The RFID chips function within the UHF frequency bands (860MHz to 960 MHz) and can be operated globally.

The second highlight at the Beta LAYOUT booth is the new online IDF-to-3D tool (IDF=Intermediate Data Format).  Using any printed circuit board software that outputs IDF data this tool allows design engineers to create a 3D data model of their assembled printed circuit board. This powerful 3D conversion tool enables the design engineer to check and verify the dimensions and position of components, such as keyboard sections, plugs, sockets etc. on the soft version before freezing the design.  Beta LAYOUT continues its unique relationship with EAGLE users by developing a specific ULP (User Language Program) to interface with the IDF-to-3D tool specifically for them.  Beta LAYOUT offers this free of charge to its loyal EAGLE user customer base.