Electronic-design-automation (EDA) supplier DesignAdvance Systems, Inc. has announced a new solution for printed-circuit-board (PCB) designers, CircuitSpace Foundation with Cross-Probing. It combines many of the capabilities of the firm's CircuitSpace software, including auto-clustering and checkpoint compare reporting with new features from the company's Cross-Probing technology. The new Cross-Probing technology allows the user to have bidirectional communication between layout and a (PDF) schematic. The new technology works seamlessly within Cadence's Allegro and the Allegro Viewer environment, and gives both designers and engineers instant selection and verification of design elements such as components, nets, or pins, within Cadence Allegro and the (PDF) schematic.

According to David Ringer, principal product engineer of DesignAdvance Systems, "We have worked closely with our key customers in developing this new technology. Since unveiling Cross-Probing in May, our customers have been actively deploying the solution throughout the PCB design process, providing PCB designers, hardware engineers, test engineers and manufacturing engineers a valued mechanism for design, review, verification and test."