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SPICE Simulation
 
 
Easy to start

Use the new Simulation Dashboard for step-by-step help with setting up and running a simulation. Easily isolate errors during simulation verification, set-up, and analysis.

 
 
Dedicated Simulation Tools

The Altium Designer schematic environment has dedicated simulation tools to help you understand your design without having to switch tools or user interfaces.

 
 
Comprehensive Sim Model Support

Easily work with the most frequently used analog model formats including PSpice and LTSpice, as well as, encrypted simulation models.

Rigid Flex Design
 
 
Complex Geometry Made Easy

Edit flexible and rigid regions independently using any freeform shape. Manage bending lines applied to any edge, including cutouts in the board.

Extensive Material Selection

Use pre-defined layers for flex stacks, featuring their own specific behaviors and visual representation, for a more complete and realistic physical model of flexible PCBs.


Realistic Stack-ups (Coming Soon)

Harness realistic stack-up visualization to see the board as it will be manufactured, simplifying workflow and greatly reducing human error. 


High-Speed Design
 
 
Optimal Length Tuning

Trombone, Sawtooth, and Accordion PCB Length Tuning Patterns simplify high speed designs and make it easier than ever to get perfect length tuning to optimize your board layout.

 
 
Better Constraint Visibility 

Define and assign a specific list of rules and constraints to all critical design elements, such as components, nets, and LVDS.

 
 
Dynamic Polygons (Coming Soon)

Dynamic polygon pouring rebuilds poured shapes while editing board elements so you can make better decisions while editing your layout. 

Schematic Improvements
 
 
Intelligent Schematic Insights

Create and edit schematics with meaningful insights for all your nets. Effortlessly view and modify net properties for all of your electrical primitives, including the ability to set voltage for power nets and frequency for high speed nets.

 
 
Generic Components

It can be challenging to pick the right components when working on a new schematic. Plus, it isn't always necessary for early stages of development. Quickly place generic components to complete your design and replace them in seconds to complete your schematic.

 
 
Pin to Pad Mapping

Most modern micro-controllers have multiple package options supporting remappable pins. Rapidly and precisely define the function of each pin to make your schematic and layout process smoother than ever. 

Altium 365
 
 
Design History

Navigate a visual, progressive timeline to understand who, when, and why a specific project revision was created including a comprehensive list of all design changes between revisions.

 
 
Comments

When your projects are connected to your Altium 365 Workspace, you can add comments directly in the context of your design enabling clear communication while reducing discrepancies and time spent on managing design changes.

Conflict Prevention

Know exactly when a design file is being used by another team member to reduce the chance of data loss due to multiple user changes. 




The Most Connected Experience for
PCB Design & Realization
 
Any Angle Routing

Editing traces to improve signal integrity can be time-consuming, especially when you have to edit individual arcs and serpentine tunings. This is why Altium Designer 20 incorporates a new gloss engine and advanced push and shove capabilities to help speed up this process so you can improve your productivity.                                                                                                                                                          

 
 
Schematic Rendering

A smooth and fast schematic experience awaits thanks to DirectX in Altium Designer. This new implementation smoothes out zooming, panning even dramatically speeds up copy and paste functionality.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

 
 
Return Path Checking

High-speed signals create electromagnetic fields that can cause cross talk, data errors or be radiated unless proper return paths are provided. Proper return paths allow noise currents to return to the ground through a very low impedance, eliminating the problems. Altium Designer 20 will monitor return paths and check the return path integrity of all reference polygons so that you won’t have to manually do it.

 
 
Creepage Voltage Rule

In high voltage circuits creepage can be a problem, causing leakage current that can jeopardize your design. Altium Designer 20 has new features that can help you avoid creepage.                                                                                                                                                                  

 
 
Time Based Matched Lengths

High-speed digital circuits depend on signals and data arriving on time. If traces are improperly tuned, flight times vary and data errors can be abundant. Altium Designer 20 calculates the propagation time on traces and provides synchronized flight time for high-speed digital signals.

 
 
Interactive Properties Panel

Have complete clarity to design objects and functions with the updated properties panel. View pertinent properties, supplier info, and even life-cycle info all in real-time.                                                                                                                                                                                  

Perpetual License

Altium Designer can also be purchased as a perpetual license. Single seat, unlimited term licenses of any product types. The perpetual license comes with one year of subscription.

Altium Designer Trial Request

Contact us for a 15-day full featured evaluation license with no technical limitations. We'll send you an email with access to the trial so be sure to check that your address is correct.