Electronics & Computers

Silicon Labs Offers Symbol Model Library

August 12, 2010

The move makes hundreds of symbol models for the company’s mixed-signal MCU portfolio available online and promises to accelerate embedded system design.

AUSTIN, TX /BUSINESS WIRE/ -- Silicon Laboratories Inc., a leader in high-performance, analog-intensive, mixed-signal ICs, introduced a Web-based library of schematic symbols and printed-circuit board (PCB) footprints to help developers designing with Silicon Labs' embedded mixed-signal products streamline application development and accelerate time to market. The online symbol library supports Silicon Labs' latest microcontrollers (MCUs) including the Si10xx wireless MCU family, ultra-low-power F99x/F98x devices, and capacitive touch-sense MCUs; USB, Ethernet, and LCD interface products; and the Si1102/20 proximity and ambient light sensors.

"These online tools provide our customers with a fast and flexible way to release symbol models in every format, streamlining the development of embedded applications powered by Silicon Labs MCUs."

Silicon Labs' schematic symbols and PCB footprints are available for download in a vendor-neutral format that can be exported to leading computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided engineering (CAE) tools, using the complimentary Ultra Librarian reader from Accelerated Designs Inc. Developers can download the reader software to view .bxl symbol and footprint files and generate components and their attributes in virtually any electronic design automation CAD/CAE format. Silicon Labs' standard footprints, generated by the reader, are based on the IPC-7351 specification.

"Silicon Labs is committed to helping our MCU customers get into production as quickly as possible," said John Ellis, Director of Software and Tools for Silicon Labs' Embedded Mixed-Signal products. "These online tools provide our customers with a fast and flexible way to release symbol models in every format, streamlining the development of embedded applications powered by Silicon Labs MCUs."

To download the Ultra Librarian Reader and Silicon Labs' symbols and footprints, visit the company's Web site.

An enhanced version of the Ultra Librarian software, available for purchase from Accelerated Designs, enables software models to be modified and auto-generated to meet any user-defined requirement.

About Accelerated Designs
Accelerated Designs Inc. is a privately held company located in Huntsville, AL. 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 500,000 electronic design automation CAD parts can be ported to any CAD tool.

About Silicon Laboratories
Silicon Laboratories Inc. is an industry leader in the innovation of high-performance, analog-intensive, mixed-signal ICs. Developed by a world-class engineering team with unsurpassed expertise in mixed-signal design, Silicon Labs' diverse portfolio of highly integrated, easy-to-use products offers customers significant advantages in performance, size, and power consumption. These patented solutions serve a broad set of markets and applications, including consumer, communications, computing, industrial, and automotive.

Headquartered in Austin, TX, Silicon Labs is a global enterprise, with operations, sales, and design activities worldwide. The company is committed to contributing to our customers' success by recruiting the highest quality talent to create industry-changing innovations.

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