Search and select components from your corporate information system

Database-driven part selection and management for the Pulsonix design environment. Pulsonix Data Connection ("PDC") enables instant access to corporate information systems for rapid identification and selection of components.

Simple to set up

Easy configuration uses a point-and-click interface to define the mapping between your database and the Pulsonix attribute fields. Once connected, simply use the search tools to quickly locate the parts you need and add them to your design complete with all the required attributes from your database.

Component information at your fingertips

Instant access to your corporate component data through PDC helps increase your productivity, assisting you in locating and selecting the right parts for your project, whilst at the same time ensuring that you have the details you need to take account of company standards, or obsolete or out-of-stock parts.

Using a single source for data eliminates duplication of effort and minimises the risk of out-dated information being used. Supplier and pricing information can be maintained by your admin staff and is instantly available to your design team.


Access to database information through PDC is supported throughout the product cycle, from initial selection of components through to checking design consistency against the database and producing up-to-the-minute Bill Of Materials and other reports from 'current' information in the database.

No longer will you rely on manually updating your design data to reflect the latest corporate information, this can all be taken care of automatically at any stage in the design cycle.

Standard connectivity

Using industry-standard ODBC for connection to the data source, PDC can hook up to a wide range of manufacturing, engineering and corporate databases including Microsoft Access, Excel and SQL Server, MySQL, IBM, and even text and comma-separated (CSV) files.


If you are already using databases through other EDA products, for example using OrCAD CIS, you should be able to connect PDC in the same way to your existing database in minutes.

Summary of Features

  • Single source of information for company part numbers, prices, suppliers, etc
  • Ensure that parts selected will satisfy new legislation (RoHS etc)
  • Ensure compatible parts are available from stock or on acceptable lead times
  • Ensure that parts being used are not obsolete or prohibitively priced
  • Easy search for required components to add to design
  • Easy replacement of component with 'similar' one from database
  • Obtain up-to-date pricing of parts for Bill Of Material purposes
  • Industry-standard ODBC connection for widest range of database support
  • Fully configurable interface to database with optional administrator control
  • Fully integrated into Pulsonix environment in both Schematic and PCB
  • Access to database fields within Report Maker for full flexibility in report generation
  • Read more detail in the datasheet