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Altair Welcomes BQR Reliability Engineering to the Altair Partner Alliance

Altair is delighted to welcome BQR Reliability Engineering to the Altair Partner Alliance (APA), where it will provide its ECAD Extension Plug-In technology for Cadence OrCad and Siemens Xpedition, which allows users to design robust, reliable electronics with faster turnaround times and lower overall costs. Overall, ECAD Extension will allow Altair customers to identify and fix critical design errors early in the development process, design more robust electronic systems, strengthen Altair's position as a comprehensive resource for users’ electronics design needs, and more.

More specifically, ECAD Extension unlocks a powerful new capability for Altair's electronics design customers: direct, on-schematic component-level analysis. ECAD Extension empowers electronics designers with a powerful trio of features that deliver significant value:

  • Early detection of design flaws: Identify and address overstressed components during the critical design phase. This proactive approach prevents costly errors and delays downstream in the manufacturing process.
  • Predictive reliability analysis: Accurately predict circuits’ Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF). This foresight allows users to optimize designs for maximum reliability and minimize maintenance costs throughout the product life cycle.
  • Streamlined Bill of Materials (BOM) generation: Effortlessly generate detailed BOMs directly from design data. This saves valuable time and reduces the risk of errors in the procurement process.

Moreover, ECAD Extension’s capabilities mean users can now:

  • Gain deeper insights: Analyze individual components within the schematic itself, providing a more granular understanding of circuit behavior.
  • Simplify troubleshooting: Quickly identify and pinpoint potential issues at the component level, leading to faster, more efficient debugging.
  • Maintain seamless traceability: Trace analysis results directly back to the corresponding components in the schematic, ensuring clear documentation and easier design modifications.

BQR's software suite empowers engineers across sectors like aerospace and defense, telecommunications, medical, automotive, and rail and equips them with the tools necessary to create reliable, safe, and cost-effective electronic products – ultimately accelerating innovation across critical industries.

“We are thrilled to add our decades of expertise in electronics engineering to the APA,” said Yizhak Bot, founder and CEO, BQR. “BQR’s solutions give engineers and designers in an array of industries the tools they need to optimize electronic design and ensure products’ reliability, safety, and performance. We are certain Altair customers will find ECAD Extension to be a versatile, powerful addition to their software toolkit.”

Founded in 1989 and headquartered in Rishon-Lezion, Israel, BQR provides Reliability, Availability, Maintenance and Safety (RAMS) tools, Integrated Logistic Support (ILS), consulting services, and software tools. Leveraging over 30 years of experience and a portfolio of five registered patents, BQR empowers electronics designers and offers software solutions for advanced circuit verification, enabling early detection of elusive design errors before layout, and comprehensive RAMS analyses.

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