PCB Analysis and Verification

Many of today’s digital designs incorporate devices and technologies that require complex strategies to maintain signal integrity and reliability, where high-speed interfaces such as DDR and PCI Express impose specific timing demands that can no longer be resolved using traditional methods.

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EMC Adviser
CADSTAR EMC Adviser

With the advent of more stringent electro-magnetic compatibility regulations, EMC performance is becoming critical to those companies moving into high-speed board design. CADSTAR EMC Adviser, enables and supports both circuit designers and design engineers need to manage and improve EMC compliance of PCBs.

Many EMC issues are caused by defects on the board layout that are avoidable if they are detected in time. Identifying potential problems at the earliest stage possible minimizes the effects of design changes, reduces the overall development cost, and speeds up the design cycle.

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Power Integrity
Signal Integrity Verify

CADSTAR Power Integrity Advance provides fast and practical power integrity and electromagnetic interference analysis within the CADSTAR PCB design flow, offering EMI, AC and DC power analysis to help you determine the best decoupling and power distribution strategy for your layout.

Designs that utilize numerous complex high pin-count ICs such as FPGAs, DSPs and CPUs operate on multiple voltage rails, requiring careful planning of the power distribution system to minimize parasitic noise and fast switching currents that can negatively impact system performance and EMC behavior.

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Signal Integrity
Design Management and Navigation

High-speed interfaces such as DDRx and PCI Express demand complex timing requirements that cannot be resolved by applying traditional rules of thumb to secure effective signal quality. CADSTAR SI Verify offers a complete concurrent and post-layout signal integrity solution that enables engineers, layout designers and specialists within a development team to collaborate, organize, constrain, and verify their design in a seamless process. This helps them work more effectively, minimize costs, and improve overall time to market.

CADSTAR Signal Integrity Verify utilizes the Constraint Browser spreadsheet-style interface that also simplifies design navigation and constraint entry for the CADSTAR Place and Route, Signal Integrity Verify and Power Integrity Advance tools.

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Datasheet: CADSTAR Power Integrity Advance

CADSTAR Power Integrity Advance provides fast and practical power integrity and electromagnetic interference analysis within the real-time PCB design flow.

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Datasheet: CADSTAR EMC Adviser

The CADSTAR EMC Adviser helps designers - EMC specialists and non-specialists alike - to predict, analyze and control design issues that may cause EMC/EMI problems.

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Case Study: TEWS significantly reduces development time and cost of complex high-speed PCBs using concurrent power integrity simulation

TEWS Technologies encountered challenges around power distribution on PCBs for their embedded interface modules, due to today’s increasingly complex designs.

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    PCB Analysis and Verification
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    “Zuken’s Power Integrity Advance allows us to extract extremely accurate information on the power integrity behavior, decoupling efficiency and potential IR-drop, and current density hot-spots of critical power distribution networks early in our CAD design process. This helps us to create right-the-first-time designs and ensures rapid compliance with power integrity constraints.”
    – Michael Költzow, Senior CAD Engineer

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