February 6, 2007 -- Mentor Graphics Corp. has announced the release of Board Station XE, the next-generation of its Board Station design flow for large, enterprise users. Board Station XE leverages users' existing intellectual property, such as existing libraries, design data, and design capture infrastructure, while enabling adoption of Mentor's most advanced technologies, including a common environment for layout, routing and manufacturing preparation. This extended design flow is added to the existing capabilities of the Board Station design environment, allowing designers to adopt these new technologies at their own pace.
"We've been evaluating Board Station XE for a few months now and really like what we see," said Mick Harvey, Principal Hardware Engineer, SELEX Sensors and Airborne Systems. "We are particularly looking forward to getting access to the new functionality available so as to shorten design cycle times, improve productivity, reduce production costs and develop PCBs with new functionality, such as embedded passives."
Board Station XE offers the productivity design features found in Mentor's AutoActive placement, routing and manufacturing environment in addition to providing tightly integrated access to recently announced innovations such as the Topology Planner/Router and the patented XtremeAR and XtremePCB applications. These design applications, integrated within the flow, provide engineers and designers with new opportunities to reduce design cycle times, increase productivity, improve product costs and enable local or globally dispersed design teams to effectively collaborate.
Board Station XE is available immediately.
Go to the Mentor Graphics Corp. website for details.