What's new in Altium Designer 22

Introducing Part Insights Experience
Always There

Supply chain intelligence that’s always there for you, across all phases of design.

Always Right    

Select the right part every time with accurate, real-time availability as you work.

Always On

Design as you always have. Part Insights Experience is on and ready to guide your part selection.

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PCB Design Improvements
PCB Technology Awareness

New PCB technology awareness features allow you to easily model critical PCB features which have an impact on design fabrication.

With Altium Designer 22, you can now model a variety of new board characteristics right into your design, including counterbore/countersink holes, IPC-4561 via types, and more.

Advanced Routing Power

Routing is a time-intensive task, especially when designers rely on manual processes to meet specific design requirements.

With Altium Designer 22, routing is easier than ever. Enhanced intelligent routing uses best practices and automatically adheres to them, reducing manual routing and giving users a more intuitive, easy-to-use interface. These improvements enable high-quality automatic routing in some of the most sensitive design areas including BGA routing, pad entry, and layout cleanup.

Improved Solder Paste Specifications for Fabrication

Altium Designer 22 includes new features that improve communicating solder mask specifications, so you can avoid bottlenecks in the design phase and move to fabrication even faster.

You can now specify relative pad size values in percentages, enable/disable paste from your design rules, and visualize the solder mask in 3D. You can also generate solder paste mask file outputs for true variants.

Altium 365®
Component Health Monitor Keeps Your Library Current

The Altium 365 Component Health Monitor provides a simple way to get insights on your components.  By flagging duplicate entries, obsolete parts, unused data, and other critical issues, the Component Health Monitor helps you keep your library current and useful.

Visually Compare Design Changes with Altium 365

Improved design comparison features in Altium 365 let you graphically compare every change made to your schematic. Now, you can clearly see additions to your design, who made them, and see any comments made by your team members. These features make it easy to keep everyone informed, track progress, and keep the design moving forward, all from the convenience of your browser or right in Altium Designer.

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Simulation Improvements
Measure Circuit Quality With Ease

The SPICE simulation tools in Altium Designer now includes Monte Carlo analysis in an easy-to-read histogram display as well as a point-to-point plot generated from measured values.

Control Circuit Stability with Sensitivity Analysis

Understanding circuit sensitivity is a critical part of the design process. Some components can have a bigger impact on circuit output characteristics. Sensitivity analysis allows you to determine which components will meet your design objectives while retaining appropriate circuit stability.

The Most Connected Experience for
PCB Design & Realization
Any Angle Routing

Editing traces to improve signal integrity can be time-consuming, especially when you have to edit individual arcs and serpentine tunings. This is why Altium Designer 20 incorporates a new gloss engine and advanced push and shove capabilities to help speed up this process so you can improve your productivity.                                                                                                                                                          

Schematic Rendering

A smooth and fast schematic experience awaits thanks to DirectX in Altium Designer. This new implementation smoothes out zooming, panning even dramatically speeds up copy and paste functionality.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Return Path Checking

High-speed signals create electromagnetic fields that can cause cross talk, data errors or be radiated unless proper return paths are provided. Proper return paths allow noise currents to return to the ground through a very low impedance, eliminating the problems. Altium Designer 20 will monitor return paths and check the return path integrity of all reference polygons so that you won’t have to manually do it.

Creepage Voltage Rule

In high voltage circuits creepage can be a problem, causing leakage current that can jeopardize your design. Altium Designer 20 has new features that can help you avoid creepage.                                                                                                                                                                  

Time Based Matched Lengths

High-speed digital circuits depend on signals and data arriving on time. If traces are improperly tuned, flight times vary and data errors can be abundant. Altium Designer 20 calculates the propagation time on traces and provides synchronized flight time for high-speed digital signals.

Interactive Properties Panel

Have complete clarity to design objects and functions with the updated properties panel. View pertinent properties, supplier info, and even life-cycle info all in real-time.                                                                                                                                                                                  

Perpetual License

Altium Designer can also be purchased as a perpetual license. Single seat, unlimited term licenses of any product types. The perpetual license comes with one year of subscription.

Altium Designer Trial Request

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