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FREE 3D DATA FOR EAGLE PCB
The printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturer Beta LAYOUT Ltd is now introducing a virtual 3D EAGLE
viewer in its PCB-POOL®. The unique tool is called "brd-
to-3D" and it works with a proprietary library.
By uploading the EAGLE layout file (with more formats
coming soon), the customer receives a "free"
comprehensive 3D package consisting of:
• Photo-realistic images of the PCB and SMD stencil.
• A STEP file of the virtually assembled PCB.
• A PDF formatted 3D view that rotates freely
allowing all angles of viewing.
The brd-to-3D tool is a complement to CadSoft’s
EAGLE software that currently does not have a direct
Customers can also obtain a free laser-sintered
3D model of the assembled printed circuit board with
the purchase of a PCB-POOL prototype order.
For users not familiar with the 3D world, the
PCB-POOL website provides video tutorials that explain
handling and processing of 3D files to the photo-realistic
Measurement Computing Corporation has announced the release of two high speed USB counter/timer
DAQ devices available with four or eight counter I/O.
The USB-CTR Series features high speed pulse
counting with a 48 MHz maximum input frequency.
Resolution is programmable up to 64 bits, with an
aggregate scan rate of 8 MB/sec.
These new devices offer some of the most advanced
counter/timer functionality available in USB DAQ.
Supported high level input modes include totalize, period
measurement, pulse-width measurement, and timing
measurement. Four independent PWM timer outputs and
eight digital I/O are also provided. Timer output channels
can operate continuously or for a specified pulse count,
with duty cycle and period changeable on-the-fly. Counter
and digital channels can also be scanned synchronously.
Flexible edge, level, direction, and debounce settings allow
the counters to better adapt to user signals.
USB-CTR Series features include:
• Four or eight counter I/O
• 48 MHz maximum input frequency
• Programmable resolution up to 64 bits per counter
• Aggregate scan rate of 8 MB/s
• Supports the following counter input modes:
- Period measurements
- Pulse-width measurements
- Timing measurements
• Debounce filter circuitry
20 July 2014
For more information, contact:
Beta LAYOUT, LTD.