AUSTIN, TX – May 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Perception Software today announced the general availability of EDAConnect, which offers electronic design engineers an intuitive, easy to use connection from their EDA environment to their enterprise PLM system. Prior to EDAConnect, the only options available to organizations attempting to integrate their EDA design environment with their enterprise PLM systems were either internally developed or custom developed solutions. Both of these options presented problems when changes or upgrades occurred on either the EDA or the PLM systems.

EDAConnect solves this problem by providing an out-of-the-box software solution that protects the user from changes in either their EDA environment or enterprise PLM system. In its initial release, EDAConnect provides integration for Mentor Graphics DxDesigner, Cadence Allegro, and Agile. Additional EDA clients and PLM systems will be released as they are developed. The product provides engineering with integrated library synchronization, design check-in and check-out, bill of material extraction and comparison, template driven design publishing and archiving, as well as an integrated view of the ECO process.

“We’re proud of our initial release of EDAConnect,” said Joe Dalton, Perception Software CEO, “we are solving a problem that has been facing electronics design companies for years.” Select customer previews of the product have been very positive. “EDAConnect definitely addresses a key need within electronic design organizations,” said Eddie Arnold, Director, Design Services for Rockwell Automation, “as electronic design companies continue to embrace PLM, integration with the EDA environment is critical to success.”

EDAConnect’s licensing is offered in both site and enterprise licensing models in order to serve the needs of both large and small organizations. Pricing for EDAConnect begins at $20,000 per site and $1000 per floating user.

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Founded in 2005, Perception Software provides engineering productivity applications for electronic design engineers and managers. Based in Austin, TX, the company is privately held. For more information, please

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Original Story ID: (1665) :: 2006-05-0522-005

Original Keywords: EDAConnect, Perception Software, EDA environment to their enterprise PLM system, electronic design engineers, Joe Dalton, engineering productivity applications, Austin, Texas Perception Software

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