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Douglas Electronics, Inc.

An industry innovator since its founding more than 50 years ago, Douglas Electronics Inc. was one of the first companies to provide a professional CAD/CAM tool for personal computers.

2777 Alvarado Street, San Leandro, CA 94577, United States

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Today Douglas offers project managers, engineers and product designers the industry's most complete microcomputer-based electronics design and manufacturing system, offering workstation performance at desktop prices.
Douglas initially focused its attention on the production of printed circuit breadboards for use in prototyping electronic devices. The growing demand for customized versions of these breadboards led to the development, in 1984, of the Douglas CAD/CAM software. By creating designs on their personal computer and then sending the designs to Douglas, engineers were able to receive completed boards in as little as three days. Over the years the Douglas CAD/CAM software has continued to enjoy ongoing development and support, and today the Douglas CAD/CAM System is a very mature and comprehensive suite of design tools for Windows and Macintosh operating systems and includes schematic capture, digital simulation, PCB layout, autorouting, and Design Rule Checking (DRC) with quick-turn manufacturing services available directly from the design files. It's a complete and easy to use end-to-end solution. As one customer recently commented “It’s the only PCB CAD software that doesn’t require a manual – Very intuitive”.
Douglas continues to manufacture and stock a broad line of breadboards and other prototyping products including backplanes, card cages, adapter boards, and connector systems for off-the-shelf solutions to a variety of packaging requirements including a wide variety of PC/104 interface products and breadboards.


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