EMA Design Automation Announces Unprecedented OrCAD Offer for Innovators

EMA Design Automation® a full service provider of Electronic Design Automation (EDA) solutions, today announced a North American promotion aimed at IoT, Maker and other innovators to realize their creativity with industry proven Cadence® OrCAD® Capture technology. “OrCAD Capture is the de-facto industry standard schematic capture product in the business,” said Manny Marcano, President and CEO of EMA Design Automation. “In today’s economy there are many innovators in large and small companies that want to bring their ideas to life as products, but might not have the budget for the best tools and are forced to use mediocre tools because of the cost. We want to fix this situation.”

Typically, throughout the EDA industry, the initial purchase of any product includes software cost and a one-year maintenance cost. To address the needs of the innovator, EMA is offering Cadence OrCAD Capture for only the cost of maintenance.

Many startups and companies with reduced budgets are forced to use tools that do not enable their future needs. When the innovator’s needs surpass the tool capabilities, like not being supported by a component vendor for a reference design, or failing to grow with the company’s increasing technology needs, the cost of ownership skyrockets as the tools impact user productivity. When designers start with OrCAD Capture, they do not experience these problems. OrCAD with Allegro® technology provides the only fully scalable PCB design solution and is used by companies of all sizes creating designs of all complexities.

Along with access to the industry leading OrCAD Capture software this offer provides additional service and support benefits that are not available with traditional free / low-cost options. This helps innovators rest assured that when deadlines are looming or they need assistance, the PCB design experts at EMA will be available to provide support and answer questions quickly.

Benefits Include:

  • Product updates and bug fixes for a year
  • Live phone support by EMA’s technical team
  • Access to the EMA resource center
  • Access to Cadence online support

Although the OrCAD Capture software comes with an extensive library covering a wide variety of components, this promotion also includes a three-month license of OrCAD Library Builder. This lets an innovator quickly create symbols, footprints, and 3D models for numerous part types. Also, to help new users get started, this promotion includes tutorials and a self-paced training course complete with lessons and exercises that lead the new user through the software to get them proficient with OrCAD Capture quickly. A package containing all of this would normally cost $3,018, the innovator just has to pay the maintenance fee of $390, for this limited time offer.

“At the end of the maintenance period customers can choose whether to pay for another year of maintenance. Whether they do or not, the software is theirs,” added Marcano. “We find that the vast majority of OrCAD customers choose maintenance each year so they can benefit from product updates and support. We are very proud of the fact that the customer satisfaction for EMA support is extremely high.”

To learn more about this unprecedented offer, go to http://go.ema-eda.com/Capture-Offer or call 800.813.7494.

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