Altium Accelerates IoT and AI Hardware Development through Geppetto and Seeed Collaboration

Altium Accelerates IoT and AI Hardware Development through Geppetto and Seeed Collaboration

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All the prototyping tools you need in Geppetto workspace on SEEED platform

Altium, announces that Seeed, the IoT hardware enabler, has embedded the Geppetto electronic design application into its Seeed platform.  Seeed users can now go straight from creating a design, to manufacturing a working printed circuit board in just one session.

Geppetto is a ground-breaking cloud-based design tool that allows anyone to design electronics. Until now, Gumstix was the only company using Geppetto to create and manufacture custom electronics.  Now users can create Geppetto-based designs and have them manufactured by Seeed. A hardware design can be completed in minutes, and ready to ship from 7 – 20 working days.

“Exciting new electronics are being conceived by programmers who are putting their innovative software in specialized devices,” said W. Gordon Kruberg, M.D., head of Modular Hardware, Altium, LLC.” We are thrilled to be working with Seeed to put Geppetto’s power of authorship and design in the hands and minds of this new generation of makers.”

Geppetto Key Capabilities:

  • Custom Web-design tool – embedded directly into the Seeed ecosystem, Geppetto provides a simple drag and drop design platform for all levels of designers enabling them to quickly build production-ready prototypes for IoT and AI applications.
  • Design to Build – Geppetto allows Seeed users, makers or professional engineers, to design custom hardware from the Seeed component library. The Board Builder is a menu driven application that allows users to rapidly populate a Geppetto board, making the design/prototype process trivially easy.
  • Rapid Manufacturing – Seeed can manufacture and deliver custom hardware directly, or with partners.

About Geppetto

Geppetto® is a free online design tool that lets almost anyone create electronic device designs. Hardware design can be created in minutes, complete with BOM documentation and pricing. Users can create multiple projects and go straight from a design to a production ready order in one session. To learn more about Geppetto’s web design tool integration into Seeed visit  http://geppetto.seeedstudio.com/

About Altium

Altium LLC (ASX:ALU), a global software company headquartered in San Diego, Calif., is accelerating the pace of innovation through electronics. From individual inventors to multinational corporations, more PCB designers and engineers choose Altium software to design and realize electronics-based products. Products include Altium Designer®, Altium Concord Pro™, Altium 365®, Altium NEXUS®, CircuitMaker®, CircuitStudio®, Octopart®, and TASKING®. To learn more about Altium, visit www.altium.com.

About Seeed

Seeed provides the latest open hardware for IoT, AI and Robotic systems, and help developers scale new applications.  Founded in 2008, Seeed is based in Shenzhen with branch offices in the EU, US and Japan.  By partnering with top tech providers, we speed up the application of new technologies across industries.  By enabling global developers to solve real-world problems, we encourage collaboration for a sustainable future. Visit www.seeed.cc for more information

Mike is the founder and editor of Electronics-Lab.com, an electronics engineering community/news and project sharing platform. He studied Electronics and Physics and enjoys everything that has moving electrons and fun. His interests lying on solar cells, microcontrollers and switchmode power supplies. Feel free to reach him for feedback, random tips or just to say hello :-)

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