Beta LAYOUT at electronica 2012 in Munich, Germany
In Hall C1, Booth 305
Beta LAYOUT's newest innovation 'Magic PCB' will be unveiled at this year's electronica exhibition. Beta LAYOUT has developed a groundbreaking application machine to embed RFID chips into a printed circuit board. The chips are embedded during the initial production steps allowing for identification and traceability from the onset. RFID chips have a high reading accuracy with the added advantage of an invisible copy protection. The RFID chips function within the UHF frequency bands (860MHz to 960 MHz) and can be operated globally.
The second highlight at the Beta LAYOUT booth is the new online IDF-to-3D tool (IDF=Intermediate Data Format). Using any printed circuit board software that outputs IDF data this tool allows design engineers to create a 3D data model of their assembled printed circuit board. This powerful 3D conversion tool enables the design engineer to check and verify the dimensions and position of components, such as keyboard sections, plugs, sockets etc. on the soft version before freezing the design. Beta LAYOUT continues its unique relationship with EAGLE users by developing a specific ULP (User Language Program) to interface with the IDF-to-3D tool specifically for them. Beta LAYOUT offers this free of charge to its loyal EAGLE user customer base.
Beta LAYOUT GmbH
Beta LAYOUT (www.beta-layout.com) is a leading company in Europe in the field of printed circuit board services. Beta LAYOUT was founded in 1989 as a service provider for printed circuit board design. Today, Beta LAYOUT GmbH not only produces and sells printed circuit board prototypes, high-tech PCBs, and small series according to the PCB-POOL® shared-cost principle at three locations in Germany, but also laser-cut SMD stencils, front panels including laser engraving and colour printing, 3D prints and prototypes for collision detection, in addition to the BETA eSTORE which offers tools and accessories for prototype PCB builds. Moreover, Beta LAYOUT offers the embedding of RFID chips in printed circuit boards, and SMT/THT assembly. Beta LAYOUT, with its headquarters in Aarbergen/Germany and further locations in Ireland, France, South Africa, and the US, has more than 170 employees. Beta LAYOUT GmbH is ISO 9001 and UL-certified. This guarantees a quality standard that is required by worldwide operating industrial enterprises.