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Dual Release of Upgraded Mozaix Schematic Alongside Pantheon Unifies User Interfaces for Maximum Productivity

 

Mozaix Version 5.0 Demo Video
Atlanta, GA – June 1, 2017– Intercept Technology Inc., a leader in EDA engineering and layout applications, today announces the availability of a major new enhancement release of its Pantheon PCB layout software, which includes specialized RF and Hybrid design flows. Complementing this new Pantheon version is a major enhancement release of Intercept’s Mozaix CAE schematic design software. The Mozaix version 5.0 and Pantheon version 7.2 releases are paired together with unified user interfaces for increased productivity for existing users, and for shorter ramp up time for new users. Both new versions are fully compliant on Microsoft® Windows® 10 and Linux Redhat 6.
 
Both the Pantheon and Mozaix main windows have been optimized to have placement of similar icon toolbars in the same places in both applications, and window designs have been upgraded in Mozaix to include Pantheon's streamlined design for maximum screen space. The of PDF output options in the latest version of Mozaix is a precursor to future planned 
enhancements for Pantheon's integrated drawing and documentation capabilities, under development now.
 
“Clean, easy to use UX has been our emphasis for years.” says Abby Monaco, Director of Products and Marketing for Intercept, “This latest stride forward provides better usability overall, with plenty of new tools to continue to simplify complex design issues.”
 
Intercept’s EDA software provides users with scalable design and engineering tailored for simpler designs to the most complex PCB, RF, Hybrid and mixed signal boards, panels, and panel arrays. Its software suite includes schematic, layout with DFM checking, and library management software, all complemented by powerful interfaces to mechanical, 
manufacturing, analysis, simulation, RF modeling, and documentation. Migration to Intercept’s products is made easy with its offering of over 30 database translators of various CAD, CAE, and library formats. Contact sales@intercept.com to request a free 30 day trial, or to speak with a sales representative. 
 
 

 

 

ATLANTA, GA – March 14, 2016 – Intercept Technology Inc., a leading EDA software developer for PCB, RF, and Hybrid design solutions today announced the development and availability of their Impedance Calculator on Apple devices. The tool, allowing designers to access microstrip and stripline impedance calculators from their phone, phablet or tablet, highlights Intercept’s mission to provide customers with a choice of how and where to access Intercept design functionality.

The Impedance Calculator, also available on Android devices, includes industry-standard formulas for microstrip, embedded microstrip, edge-coupled microstrip, symmetric/assymetric stripline, edge coupled stripline, and broadside coupled stripline transmission lines. The calculator can display the formula used for each transmission line type, if needed. Users enter values for dielectric height or thickness, wire width, wire thickness, relative dielectric constant and wire gap (if applicable) to calculate the impedance. Users can also determine the wire width if the impedance is known.

The Impedance Calculator is also delivered seamlessly to customers within the Pantheon application environment, allowing users to access calculator functions alongside the PCB software program’s state-of-the-art design features.

“The extension of Intercept’s Impedance Calculator from Android and now to Apple iOS devices showcases Intercept’s mission to provide breakthrough solutions for designers, paving the way for entirely new design experiences and changing how designers access functionality they need, at a glance,” said Dale Hanzelka, Director of Sales and Marketing at Intercept. “We are proud to offer the Impedance Calculator app as a seamless experience, empowering our customers to design across new and innovative channels.”

The app is available from the iTunes store for iPhones and Apple devices and on Google Play free of charge.

For more information about Intercept’s Impedance Calculator for Apple or Android platforms, visit www.intercept.com.

ATLANTA, GA – September 10, 2015 – Intercept Technology Inc., a leading EDA software developer for PCB, RF and Hybrid Design solutions today announced powerful and leading-edge enhancements to Pantheon Ink Resistor functionality. In line with Intercept’s mission to provide the highest in advanced design technology, enhancements include the ability to create rectangular as well as complex ink resistor shapes parametrically on the fly during layout, or from information obtained from a schematic. Ink resistor components reside in the design database as parametric types, allowing for flexible modifications as needed at any point during the design process. And, new ink resistor functionality provides users with the ability to manipulate individual ink resistor layers, whether internal or external, creating powerful ink resistor modification capabilities. Defined parametric properties can be saved for use in any design, and users can auto-generate ink resistors based on given inks.

Ink resistor enhancements in Pantheon were built with intuitive graphics and dialogs for the easy setup, generation and modification of ink resistors. Users can create ink resistor shapes either from ink resistor calculation formulas or flexible dialog options as needed. The Ink Resistor Generator Dialog also includes a preview window that updates as ink resistor attributes are modified. And, easy-to-understand graphics help in the specification of such parameters as extensions for overglaze, placement and routing as well as net keepout outlines.

For ink resistor laser trim parameters, Pantheon capabilities provide full functionality with options for passive and functional trim, and additional options are available to specify static and/or dynamic trim clearances for placement and routing. Users can set resistor tolerances and trim percentages for flexibility in ink resistor creation.

“Enhancements to Pantheon’s ink resistor functionality combine the power of Pantheon’s PCB/Hybrid/ RF design flow with the intuitive setup and modification of complex ink resistor shapes for the highest advancements in design layout and geometry creation,” said Dale Hanzelka, Director of Sales and Marketing at Intercept. “The resulting software solution provides users with the power to create the highest quality designs in a time of ever-advancing design needs.”

For more information about ink resistor technology available in Intercept products, visit www.intercept.com.

ATLANTA, GA – June 24, 2015 – Intercept Technology Inc., a leading EDA software developer for PCB, RF and hybrid design solutions today announced the development and availability of a new impedance calculator app available on Android devices. The tool, which allows designers to quickly make microstrip and stripline impedance calculations, is available on Google Play at play.google.com free of charge. The app is compatible with phones, phablets and tablets running the Android operating system.

The Impedance Calculator includes industry-standard formulas for microstrip, embedded microstrip, edge-coupled microstrip, symmetric/assymetric stripline, edge coupled stripline, and broadside coupled stripline transmission lines. The calculator can display the formula used for each transmission line type, if needed.

Users enter values for dielectric height or thickness, wire width, wire thickness, relative dielectric constant and wire gap (if applicable) to calculate the impedance. Users can also determine the wire width if the impedance is known.

The Impedance Calculator is also delivered seamlessly to customers within the Pantheon application environment, allowing users to access the calculator functions alongside the PCB software program’s state-of-the-art design features.  

“The addition of Intercept’s first app highlights our expanding toolset across new technological boundaries: the app provides our customers with more choice over how they access Intercept functionality,” said Dale Hanzelka, Director of Sales and Marketing at Intercept. “The Impedance Calculator app is one example of how we are offering our tools to customers in new, flexible and exciting ways.”

ATLANTA, GA – May 19, 2015 – Intercept Technology Inc., a leading EDA software developer for PCB, RF and hybrid design solutions, today announced enhancements to the Keysight Technologies Advanced Design Systems (ADS) Board Link interface functionality within Pantheon. The ADS Board Link from Keysight Technologies is a next-generation printed circuit board integration solution for bi-directional transfer of layouts, schematics and libraries between ADS and enterprise PCB tools.

New Pantheon capabilities of the bi-directional ADS interface include the following:

  • The ability to read in and view all Keysight ADS Board Link data within Pantheon, including both static and parametric component geometries from ADS Board Link.
  • The ability to create complex parametric component geometries seamlessly, on-the-fly.
  • The ability to correctly interpret formula-based variables such as width, length and other parameter values as needed.

Intercept’s advanced technology interface to the Keysight ADS Board Link allows users to import data from an XML file into the Mozaix schematic capture application; data may then be forward and back annotated to Pantheon for design layout and geometry creation as needed.  

“We are proud to provide users with an enhanced ADS Board Link interface for a more powerful EDA solution,” said Dale Hanzelka, Director of Sales and Marketing at Intercept. “Our leading-edge component geometry generation capabilities make the creation of complex shapes fast and easy.”

                                      

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