After troubleshooting a problem I was having with the supplier links in Altium Designer, I recently found that, for at least one of the supplier links (Mouser), your login credentials are being passed in clear text. Even better, they are in XML that clearly tells anyone watching what they are. Altium has been notified of …
Category Archive: Altium Designer
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Sometimes you have a design where you don’t want to make a new footprint, but need to move a certain track or via 10 mil one way… for 30 copies of the same footprint.
Permanent link to this article: http://blog.curioussystem.com/2016/03/pro-tip-moving-multiple-component-primitives-in-altium-designer/
It sucks when you need 12 VDC and your power supply just died. Previously we made an ATX breakout board to turn an ATX power supply into a fixed voltage bench DC power supply. Here we present a board that is designed to be smaller and for use as a backup.
Permanent link to this article: http://blog.curioussystem.com/2011/01/compact-atx-breakout-board/
Permanent link to this article: http://blog.curioussystem.com/2010/10/debug-adapter-for-ez430/
While trying to move to a new EDA package, Altium Designer, I had a really hard time finding out how to put a overbar, or overline on top of a pin designator. This is usually used for active low signals. In Eagle PCB you just put an exclamation in front of the signal, or around …
Permanent link to this article: http://blog.curioussystem.com/2009/07/altium-designer-overbar-or-overline/