Altium and Wurth Elektronik collaborate on new component libraries
Wurth Elektronik is Europe’s largest manufacturer of EMC components, inductors, transformers, RF components and circuit protection devices. In a close collaboration between its passive components unit and Altium, they developed and prepared a full set of libraries for Wurth Elektronik’s passive components that is ready to use within Altium Designer. All components in the Wurth Elektronik libraries include the schematic symbol, the PCB footprint and a detailed 3D model for 3D mechanical integration during PCB design.
Frank Kramer, Technical Marketing Director for Altium in EMEA, commented, “Altium is moving into a new model of partnership to provide third party libraries, templates, reference designs and other ready-to-use IP for our Altium Designer users. I believe this close collaboration between Altium and parts manufacturers will produce design IP that our customers can trust ‘out-of-the-box’, and adds significant value to being a member of the Altium design community.”
Altium’s collaboration with Wurth Elektronik will extend beyond the initial component releases. The ongoing relationship will see the Wurth Elektronik inventory kept up to date within the Altium vaults. As new parts are added or components updated in Wurth Elektronik’s catalogue, they will also be added or modified in the Altium vault. As parts are made obsolete, these parts will be marked as such in the vault. This will give Altium customers an almost ‘real-time’ insight into the Wurth Elektronik component inventory, allowing more intelligent part decisions to be made during board design.
The eight families of passive components include EMC ferrites, filter inductors, common mode line filters, common mode power line chokes, SMD power chokes, THT power chokes, double chokes, and SMD high current chokes. The first two libraries to be released into the Hobart Vault are the EMC Ferrite and Filter Inductor families with additional families to follow on a weekly basis.
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