National Semiconductor, Accelerated Designs Debut Ultra Librarian Reader

National Semiconductor Corp. and Accelerated Designs Inc. announced they have collaborated on an Ultra Librarian Reader (ULR) to provide National’s customers with schematic symbols and printed circuit board footprints for National’s entire product portfolio including National’s PowerWise(R) family of energy-efficient, high-performance analog products. This effort will accelerate time to market for every new customer design.

Delivered in a computer-aided design (CAD) vendor-neutral format, the ULR is free of charge and converts easily into a library compatible with any of the leading electronic design automation (EDA) design tools. The ULR is a subset of the complete Accelerated Designs Ultra Librarian toolset and generates components and their attributes in virtually any EDA CAD/CAE format.

The ULR (both footprints and symbols) is available now for download. The standard National footprints generated by the ULR are based on the IPC-7351 specification. An enhanced version of the Accelerated Designs Ultra Librarian software is also available for purchase. The enhanced package enables software models to be modified and auto-generated to meet any user-defined requirement.

“National is committed to ease of use and helping its customers get into production as quickly as possible,” said Phil Gibson, National’s vice president of technical sales. “The Accelerated Designs Ultra Librarian library provides a flexible way to release symbol models in every format, for any customer, with the release of a new product making those customers more successful faster.”

About National Semiconductor
National Semiconductor, the industry’s premier analog company, creates high-value analog devices and subsystems. National’s leading-edge products include power management circuits, display drivers, audio and operational amplifiers, interface products and data conversion solutions. National’s key analog markets include wireless handsets, displays, communications infrastructure, medical, automotive, industrial, and test and measurement applications. Headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., National reported sales of $1.93 billion for fiscal 2007, which ended May 27, 2007.

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 500,000 electronic design automation CAD parts can be ported to any CAD tool.

PowerWise(R) is a registered trademark of National Semiconductor Corporation.