EEVblog #349 – SMCBA Lecture IPC-2581 Open Standards for PCB Design DataPosted on September 13th, 2012 2 comments
A presentation given at the 2012 Electronex show in Sydney by the SMCBA.
IPC-2581 Open, neutral global standard for efficient PCB design data transfer.
Gary Ferrari – Executive director and co-found of the IPC designers council.
Andy Kowalewski – IPC Designers council Master Instructor
I don’t think open means to the EDA industry what it means to everyone else.
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Yes, its open, just be sure not to accidentally make an extra copy with a backup, or let a friend or co-worked take a look. And remember you don’t have the right to print the thing.
I’m guessing just as with the IBIS standard, the EDA industry may standardize on a parser, but it will certainly not be an open parser. There seems to be a lot of paranoia about fragmentation.
It seems like a good idea having a standard file format at the interface between design and manufacture. It’s in everybodies interest.
I guess that the CAD software suppliers wont want the information to include too much electrical information so that you will still be locked into their ‘systems’ for design.
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