York University Aims High With Altium

York University chooses Altium Designer to enhance circuit design, analysis, test curriculums in its space engineering and computer engineering programs

Jan 18, 2010, 20:26 ET from Altium Limited

SYDNEY, Jan. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Altium continues to extend its partnerships with universities, with a new relationship secured with York University's School of Engineering to supply Altium Designer for use within its space engineering and computer engineering undergraduate programs.

Altium Designer will be used by students in a broad group of engineering classes to expand their skills in circuit design, analysis and test. Real-life applications will include schematic generation and simulation of complicated circuits, analysis of Altium reference designs in a lab setting, and a fourth-year capstone project in which students design their own custom printed circuit board.

"We are very excited to offer our students the ability to use Altium Designer," said Hugh Chesser, York University Associate Lecturer of Space Engineering. "I believe the integration of the different tools is the future trend for ECAD design and so am eager to update our curriculum to include it."

"Altium is continuing to win over academic engineering programs with its easy-to-use, unified electronics design solution that lets engineers and students move to a 'soft design' methodology as part of a much broader, holistic design perspective and approach," said Gerry Gaffney, Altium's Regional CEO for the Americas.

Altium plays an important role in the development of the next generation of electronics engineers, with a particularly strong presence in university engineering programs. Universities such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Toronto, Wisconsin University, Aachen University and Tokyo Institute of Technology all use Altium Designer to create the next generation of space system engineers, while more than 900 universities in total employ Altium as their software tool of choice.

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About York University

York University is the leading interdisciplinary research and teaching university in Canada. York offers a modern, academic experience at the undergraduate and graduate level in Toronto, Canada's most international city. The third largest university in the country, York is host to a dynamic academic community of 50,000 students and 7,000 faculty and staff, as well as more than 200,000 alumni worldwide. York's 11 faculties and 26 research centers conduct ambitious, groundbreaking research that is interdisciplinary, cutting across traditional academic boundaries. This distinctive and collaborative approach is preparing students for the future and bringing fresh insights and solutions to real-world challenges. York University is an autonomous, not-for-profit corporation.

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