“Premier Farnell is pleased to work with EMA to establish an interface between our vast online product database and industry leading OrCAD Capture CIS, through EMA’s Components Information Portal (CIP), and are excited to offer this new interface to Newark’s design customers across the Americas,” said David Shen, Group SVP and Global Head of eCommerce and Technical Marketing for Premier Farnell. “We see this as an easy interface offering tremendous advantages for our mutual electronic design engineering customers by saving them time searching for the latest electronic components and allowing them to import the parametric data directly into their local parts library.”
Premier Farnell worked in close collaboration with EMA to create DesignLink, a CAD tool interface to Premier Farnell’s database. This interface is implemented within CIP, a web-based interface to the engineering Component Information System (CIS) database. Through CIP, engineers, librarians, purchasing agents, and others can access and manage the CIS database, including the ability to add or modify parts, without the need to use the native database software. CIP users can search the Newark database, containing over 440 manufacturers and over four million parts, using key words to narrow the results. Any part can then be viewed in detail to see specific parametric data; cost, availability, and other purchasing type information; the datasheet; and in most cases, an image of the part. Once the part choice is made, the part information and parametrics can be downloaded into the CIS database, assigned a symbol, and made available to all design engineers within their OrCAD Capture CIS.
In addition to the Newark interface, CIP and CIP Enterprise version 3.0 adds a number of new features to help customers manage their engineering data and processes. One such new feature is the ability for customers to update key distributor data automatically. This capability ensures that cost and quantity available fields are up to date on the final Bill of Materials (BOM). This can also be useful when starting a new design with an existing CIS database.
The Component Information Portal is available in two versions: CIP and CIP Enterprise. Some of the primary benefits are as follows:
CIP 3.0 with the DesignLink interface to the Newark parts database will be available June 15, 2009. Premier Farnell will make the DesignLink database available to its European customers in July and shortly thereafter for its Asian customers.
For more information about the Component Information Portal, visit www.ema-eda.com/CIP or call 800-813-7494 and sign up for a demonstration webinar. Learn how to get current and accurate distributor part data onto the design desktop, manage your CIS database, and ensure a shorter design cycle.
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