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vol 65 / June, 2022
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DOI 10.17586/0021-3454-2016-59-4-288-293

UDC 681.2

DATA TRANSLATION BETWEEN EDA AND MCAD SYSTEMS

E. B. Romanova
ITMO University, Saint Petersburg, 197101, Russian Federation; Associate professor


T. A. Trifonova
ITMO University, Saint Petersburg, 197101, Russian Federation; postgraduate


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Abstract. The possibility of data transfer between systems of automated design of electronic devices (Electronic Design Automation, EDA) and systems for mechanical components design (Mechanical Computer Aided Design, MCAD) is studied experimentally. The problems of data exchange between the systems are investigated, ways of overcoming the difficulties are proposed. Operational capabilities of systems related to data transfer are considered, advantages and disadvantages of methods of data translation are described, and possible causes of errors are analyzed. Recommendations aimed at optimization of data transfer between the systems are formulated. The experimental use of the recommendations by Abeo Ltd in development of some tens of various electronic devices is reported to reduce the time of manufacturing preparation, improve the data transfer correctness, and therefore to increase the quality and reduce the cost of the production.
Keywords: EDA, MCAD, CAD, computer-aided design, data translation

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