WILSONVILLE, OR – Mentor is offering students and instructors a free student edition of its premium Pads Professional Design Suite (v. 2.7) desktop software for electronics design and analysis.

A free 12-month license for Mentor’s software supporting the design, validation, and manufacture of PCB-centric systems is available at https://www.pads.com/downloads/pads-professional-student/.

“The global electronics industry needs a robust stream of qualified engineering talent to meet the innovation challenges of the world’s most dynamic and fast-changing markets,” said AJ Incorvaia, senior vice president of the Electronic Board Systems division at Mentor. “We are pleased to provide this premium platform at no cost for students looking for hands-on experience using professional, cutting-edge tools that are in demand by employers.”

Pads Professional combines capture, layout, signal integrity analysis, and 3-D. It is powered by Xpedition.

“I have experience using several PCB design tools, but my proficiency in using Mentor’s Pads Professional platform has proven to be of interest to prospective employers,” said Joshua Biggio, May 2019 engineering graduate of the University of Colorado. “My ability to jump right into new projects played a key role in helping me to secure a position at a Tier One global semiconductor company."


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