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The Growing Of Web Based Hardware Design Collaboration Tools


Collaboration tools in the hardware design space are building steams. At the first glance, hardware development collaboration tools has similar features as software development collaboration tools like asset management and version control, however, its proprietary formats and complicated data structures makes building these tools a lot more difficult.

The good news is: as they gain wider adoption, they keep getting better and we are starting to see a lot of efficiency gains in the hardware development process. Teams collaborate more effectively, less time wasted on repeating mundane tasks like footprint drawing and simulation model building.

Few examples of these tools?

EDA tools: Upverter,, Scheme-it

Circuit simulation tools:CircuitLab, PartSim, DoCircuits

PLM tools: like Autodesk PLM360, Arena

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