AUSTIN, Tex. — Perception Software today announced the addition of National Instruments to its customer list. National Instruments plans to deploy Perception Software’s EDAConnect, a software solution that gives electronic design engineers an intuitive, easy to use connection from their electronic design automation (EDA) environment to their enterprise Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) system.

“EDAConnect will help us to better automate the synchronization of our schematic and Agile bills of materials,” said Tim Dehne, senior vice president of R&D at NI. “We also expect to see more part attribute data being driven from Agile into our ECAD library tool.”

EDAConnect provides a seamless integration for systems design tools from Cadence and Mentor Graphics to PLM environments such as Agile. Within their familiar design environment, engineers using EDAConnect can perform design check-in and check-out, design archiving and searching, bill of materials extractions and comparisons, bill of material publishing, design file viewing from various authoring tools, and library synchronization.

“We are very proud to have been selected by National Instruments to help them improve their design cycle,” said Joe Dalton, Perception Software CEO. “We look forward to working closely with National Instruments to build additional functionality into EDAConnect.”

About Perception Software
Founded in 2005, Perception Software provides engineering productivity applications for electronic design engineers and managers. Based in Austin, Texas, the company is privately held. For more information, please visit:

About National Instruments
National Instruments ( is a technology pioneer and leader in virtual instrumentation – a revolutionary concept that has changed the way engineers and scientists in industry, government and academia approach measurement and automation. Leveraging PCs and commercial technologies, virtual instrumentation increases productivity and lowers costs for test, control and design applications through easy-to-integrate software, such as NI LabVIEW, and modular measurement and control hardware for PXI, PXI Express, PCI, USB and Ethernet. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, NI has more than 4,000 employees and direct operations in nearly 40 countries. For the past seven years, FORTUNE magazine has named NI one of the 100 best companies to work for in America.

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