Digi-Key & Mentor: New Tools for the (Design) Trade

The electronics industry has recently tapped in to a growing population of small entrepreneurs, do-it-yourself (DIY) hobbyists and ‘makers’ that could be developing the next breakthrough high-tech device. Design tools have sprung up that make it faster and easier for users to bring these products to market. But two marquee names in the design chain…

Digi-Key & Mentor Graphics Roll Out New EDA Tools for Engineers

Digi-Key and Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) today announced the availability of new professional-level EDA/CAD tools, starting at under $200. The jointly developed Designer Schematic and Designer Layout tools are available today exclusively from Digi-Key. The new Mentor Graphics software is part of the company’s recently expanded suite of design tools, also announced today. For the…

Mentor Graphics Bolsters Automotive Design with XSe Acquisition

Wilsonville, Ore. — Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) today announced the acquisition of XS Embedded GmbH (XSe), a technology leader in the creation of automotive system architectures and hardware reference platforms. XSe has over ten years of direct experience in the automotive electronics design industry across twenty automotive programs that combine hardware and software expertise. XSe brings a…

Partnerships Aim to Drive IoT Designs

The growing connectivity in a variety of applications ranging from smart personal devices to automotive infotainment and navigation, driven by the Internet of Things (IoT), offers big potential opportunities for component vendors across a number of devices including microcontrollers, microprocessors, and sensors. IHS Technology expects the global market for connected, or Internet-enabled devices, to surpass 6…