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New Zealand-based Tait Communications is behind digital wireless communications systems that cities, emergency services departments, utilities, security agencies, telecommunications companies, and transportation agencies rely on to deliver their services. The company’s small team of PCB designers develops radio communications equipment for a global customer base. In a typical month, this work involves one new PCB design with about 100 different product variations.
As you can imagine, this PCB design work involves a massive amount of schematic and footprint library models. Until recently, Tait’s PCB designers were managing these models manually via spreadsheets and custom-written scripts and utilities.
Clearly, Tait needed to automate its library management process. As a longtime Cadence user, Tait turned to the company’s Allegro Design Workbench, Allegro PCB Library Workbench, and Allegro PCB Editor to shorten their library creation process and make it easier and faster to locate parts.
In this case study, Tait shares the many quantified benefits it gained from automation, as well as some best practices from its implementation of the Allegro tools. Read on.