EMA Announces Single User Version of Digi-Key Integration
August 12, 2008 -- EMA Design Automation, Inc. today announced a single-user version of the EMA Component Information Portal (CIP) that gives engineers access to the Digi-Key part database through Cadence OrCAD Capture CIS.
"With our initial introduction of CIP, we received considerable interest from larger companies looking to improve their part selection processes," said Manny Marcano, President and CEO of EMA Design Automation. "However, we also found significant interest from individual users and smaller organizations with similar, but more basic needs."
To satisfy this broader market, the EMA Component Information Portal is now available in two versions: CIP and CIP Enterprise. Both systems include:
- The Digi-Key Interface lets users populate their CIS database directly from Digi-Key along with all related part information. These newly imported parts come in as temporary parts, providing differentiation between new parts and approved parts. CIP Enterprise supports multiple users with different access rights, allowing an organization to implement a part approval process and adding a level of protection to help maintain the integrity of their CIS database.
- The Starter CIS Database contains comprehensive designs with 200 parts including parametric data, datasheets, OrCAD Capture CIS symbols, and Cadence Allegro footprints. CIP comes with a simplified Microsoft Access database that accommodates all part types in a single table. This makes administration much simpler for the single user. CIP Enterprise includes a Microsoft SQL Server database with device specific tables and can be customized to fit the specific needs of the enterprise. A typical customization is an enterprise integration allowing the CIS database to hold data from corporate sources such as an ERP or PLM system.
- Web-based solution provides access to the Component Information System (CIS), giving engineering and procurement a more effective way to update the CIS database.
- Weekly CIP webinars hosted by EMA every Tuesday.
Pricing for the CIP system starts at $995 plus annual maintenance for the single user version.
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