Electronic Design Automation - Index 1.0
Electronic Design Automation - Index is a web-based index system that can keep track of your sch/pcb/fp/pl numbers.
EDA index is programmed in PHP (and XHTML 1.0), using a MySQL database to store data, so its more or less OS independent, but a Linux server is recommended, since it already got most software installed as default, this configuration is also called LAMP (Linux Apache MySQL PHP)
It's also recommended that a local intranet server is used, since the system don't got a user login, so all data can be viewed without a password, but when you need to add or edit data a password is required. At first this approach might seem wierd, but it's designed to allow quick lookups. Example:
You are sitting with a broken pcb with a number on it, and need to find the schematic (so you can repair it) on the computer or in the printed project (schematic) archive. EDA Index allow an quick lookup in the database, without you needing to login, so you get the job done faster.
As far as I know, there are no commercial (or free) program available that can do what EDA Index can, some companies may have created their own software, but how do that help you.
I have worked in an electronic department that had a self made application, but it lagged features like search.
This program is very usefull, if you are using numbers when:
Drawing electronic Schematics and PCBs using a CAD program like: Eagle, gEDA, Protel, Orcad, etc.
Creating Front Plate layouts in: GIMP, Coral Draw, Photoshop, AutoCAD, etc.
Programming Programmable Logic Devices like: PLD, EPLD, CPLD, PIC, APIC, PEEL, PAL, GAL, FPGA, Intel 80XX, Motorola 68XX, etc. Writing the code in: VHDL, Assambler, JEDEC, etc.
What's New in This Release:
· Included the bugfix to RC2.
· Updated online documentation.
· Updated INSTALL file.