Accelerated Designs, Inc. Announces Integrated Interface to Digi-Key Part Data

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—November 18, 2008— Accelerated Designs Inc. announced today that it now has an integrated interface to Digi-Key part data that will allow users to download electronic component information directly from Digi-Key. This interface will allow quick updates to existing CAD libraries and provide an automated method for creating new CAD libraries using its Ultra Librarian tool set.

The Ultra Librarian is designed to automate the creation of both CAD footprints and symbols in a rules-based parametric environment that produces consistent and correct CAD data, which can be imported into multiple CAD tools, including Cadence Allegro, OrCAD Capture, and Concept; Mentor Graphics Design Concept, DxDesigner, Expedition, Design Architect, Board Station RE and XE, and PADS; and Altiums P-CAD and Altium Designer tools. Frank Frank, owner of Accelerated Designs, Inc., commented, We look forward to helping our users access Digi-Keys popular on-line product offering and the electronic component database to quickly determine the pricing and availability of the component they need and at the same time, help users create CAD representations that they can immediately utilize in their electronic design tools.

The combination of Ultra Librarian with Digi-Key component information allows users to create CAD part representations for the most relevant components sold today. Design engineers consistently rate Digi-Key #1 for the breadth of its product line and product availability in independent industry surveys. With this, we believe the integration of Digi-Key component information directly into Ultra Librarian will help engineers speed their design process and further improve their product time to market, said Mark Larson, president and COO at Digi-Key.

For more information about Accelerated Designs, Inc. and the Ultra Librarian solution, go to or call 256-858-8568.

About Accelerated Designs, Inc.

Accelerated Designs, Inc. is a privately held company located it Huntsville, Alabama. It provides integrated circuit vendors, electronic manufacturers and electronic engineers with a one-stop source of data for all computer-aided design (CAD), simulation, 3D models and other engineering data in a form that allows them to customize the data to meet their own company requirements and the requirements of their customers. Its industrial-sized library tool, Ultra Librarian, and an existing library of 600,000 electronic design automation CAD parts can be ported to any CAD tool. Additional company information is available at

About Digi-Key Corporation

One of the world's fastest growing distributors of electronic components, Digi-Key has earned its reputation as an industry leader through its total commitment to service and performance. As a full-service provider of both prototype/design and production quantities of electronic components, Digi-Key has been ranked #1 for Overall Performance for 17 consecutive years from among the nation's more than 200 distributors (EE Times Distribution Study/ August 2008). Offering more than a million products from nearly 400 quality name-brand manufacturers, Digi-Key's commitment to inventory is unparalleled. Access to the company's broad product offering is available 24/7 at Digi-Key's top-rated Web site,


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