Sonoma, CA January 28, 2000
Elgris Technologies, Inc. (Elgris) announced today the completion
of a suite of XML Interface Tools for EDA. XML (eXtensible Markup
Language) defines a set of rules for writing markup languages. XML
was used to define a markup language called EdaXML. The XML rules
for EdaXML are defined in an XML Document Type Definition (DTD)
called EdaXML.dtd. EdaXML.dtd can be inspected at http://www.Elgris.com/xml/dtds/EdaXML.dtd.
EdaXML is based on a comprehensive EXPRESS Information Model, the
same information model used for designing EDIF V 4 0 0. EdaXML covers
Schematics,Connectivity, PCB and MCM. This information model can
be obtained from Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA), 2500 Wilson
Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22201.
Elgris will be releasing soon XML translators for :
Graphics' DesignArchitect and Boardstation,
Cadence OrCAD Capture 9.10,
Cadence Concept Schematic Capture.
will simultaneously release tools for validating the XML output:
An EdaXML viewer and free syntax and semantic checkers that will
be distributed via the Web. These free utilities can also validate
all the versions of EDIF: EDIF V 2 0 0, EDIF V 3 0 0 and EDIF V
4 0 0.
Using XML is going to allow users to apply all the wealth of available
free XML tools to EDA data:
for publishing EDA symbols, PCB footprints, and whole EDA designs
in a highly portable, web-oriented, neutral format. EdaXML is a
natural complement to Si2's ECIX QuickData Specification: it is
no longer necessary to have a subset of the EDA data, the user can
combine ECIX QuickData Searchable attributes with an easy XML access
to the real thing: real EDA symbol real PCB footprints, etc. EdaXML
will facilitate design collaboration over the Web using XML Web
servers, provide true interoperability between various EDA databases
and allow linking seamlessly designs on multiple EDA platforms.
About Elgris Technologies, Inc. (Elgris.com)
specializes in high quality Translators for the EDA market. It produces
many of the XML and EDIF translators sold by companies like Mentor
Graphics and Viewlogic. Elgris is headquartered in Sonoma, California,(707)
Igor Luvishis (707) 996-3320 ext. 201
(707) 996-3320 ext. 203