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WestDev Ltd and Number One Systems

WestDev is a dynamic company formed to provide a quality development and customer oriented service. WestDev's staff are a mixture of top flight computer programmers with many years experience in main stream and leading edge EDA (Electronic Design Automation) CAD, and staff capable of providing a focused service to the customers.

WestDev purchased the exclusive rights to the Number One Systems name, stock and all product names including the simulators and ancillary products in November 1998 and are now trading as Number One Systems.

As a software development house WestDev are more than qualified to continue the development of all the Windows based products and to move them forward into the Millennium and beyond, thus ensuring a continued growth path, enabling us to grow with our customers own requirements as a 'partnership' with complete continuity.

Why Purchase Number One Systems products?

Number One Systems' own history and pedigree speaks for itself:

Number One Systems was formed in 1978 as an electronic design house specialising in producing "ready-for-production" product designs and one-off pieces of test equipment for other companies. Before long, the client list included companies like Texas Instruments, ITT, British Aerospace and the Ordnance Survey. While working on a display adapter for one of the first micro-computers in the early eighties, it was realised that writing simple programs in BASIC would help with many of the design problems that were being faced at that time. One of these, a circuit analysis tool for predicting the frequency response behaviour of analogue circuits proved so successful that it saved hours of design time and very many bread-board iterations. When it was shown to the engineers in some of the 'partner' companies, they were equally enthusiastic and there was encouragement to advertise it to a wider market. That program went on to become the first version of Analyser.

In the late eighties, the first PCB layout design program was launched, EASY-PC. EASY-PC was an instant success, winning a prestigious British Design Award, presented by HRH the Duke of Edinburgh, in 1989.

On the circuit simulation side, a digital simulator, Pulsar Professional, was introduced to complement Analyser. Pulsar outperformed any physical test equipment with six logic levels, a logic-analyser type display that never misses a glitch - even down to one pico-second in a week - and fully programmable signal sources.

RF engineers looking for a more efficient way of using Smith Chart techniques were served by Z-Match Professional, while every business that manufactures small batches of the products it designs will benefit from our Stock Control and Kitting program, Stockit Professional.

The product range was broadened with the introduction of Filtech Professional, a filter circuit synthesis program that takes all the pain out of designing both active and passive filters and Layan, a unique program that let you see the true performance of your analogue, RF and microwave circuits - including the effects of the PCB or substrate.

With the growing popularity of the Windows platform, the DOS product range was phased out in favour of a range of true Windows applications providing solutions at unrivalled price/performance levels, covering Schematic Capture, mixed-mode Spice Simulation, PCB Layout, Auto-Routing, circuit analysis and Stock Control.

With sales/service offices in Europe and around the world, and over 45,000 licenses in more than 100 countries world-wide, Number One Systems is the acknowledged leader in affordable Electronics CAD software. Take a few minutes to browse around this site and we think you'll see why.

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