Simulation and Analysis

CR-8000 is a complete design environment that includes fully integrated simulation and analysis tools to verify your single or multi-board designs. During circuit design, Design Gateway provides embedded simulation, analysis and electrical rules checking. During PCB layout, the Design Force embedded signal integrity, power integrity, electromagnetic interference, and electromagnetic compatibility tools provide a single environment solution for all of your design team’s simulation and analysis requirements.

This eliminates the need for time-intensive export, analyze, rework and repeat using separate tools. Simulation and analysis can be performed on a single board (SI/PI/EMI/EMC) or across multiple boards (SI). Identify and correct system and board-level errors and issues early in the design process!

Signal Integrity
  • Assist with topology planning
  • Automatically or interactively assign simulation models
  • Generate waveforms directly from circuit design
  • Test signal route order with standard or user-defined topologies
  • Conduct “what-if” analysis to determine effective termination
Power Integrity/Electromagnetic Interference
  • Identify critical power integrity and EMI issues during layout
  • Report on the voltage drop and current density of power nets
  • Verify the distribution of power to ground impedance and also the input impedance of power pins
  • Evaluate common mode and differential mode emissions
  • Review power bus performance
  • Optimize IC and decoupling capacitor placement
  • Validate the quality of Power Distribution Networks (PDN – AC and DC analysis)
Electromagnetic Compatibility
  • Access to 36 rules in six categories to ensure complete coverage of all EMC performance issues including:Track shielding
    • Open and closed loops
    • Impedance matching
    • Return path
  • Effortless error detection via an easy-to-use spreadsheet report with highlighting and cross-probing
  • Intuitive view of the EMC analysis results on the Design Force canvas in either 2D or 3D
Third-party Analysis
  • Analog simulationSynopsys HSPICE
  • Modeling and simulating physical systems
    • Synopsys Saber Platform

Design Force also includes interfaces to best-in-class analysis tools providing you with a single circuit simulation platform. The add-on simulators include:

  • RF Analysis
    • Keysight ADS
    • AWR Microwave Office
    • CST Microwave Studio
  • Power Integrity / EMI
    • Cadence Sigrity
  • 3D Fullwave Analysis
    • Ansys SIwave

The Design Force integrated layout, simulation and analysis environment will help your design team detect errors earlier in the design process, thereby reducing cycle time, errors, rework and design spins

ANSYS Partnership

ECAD XVI - CR-8000 Design Force to ANSYS Slwave

ECAD XVII - Comparing Layer Stackups of Zuken and ANSYS

ECAD XVII - Comparing Layer Stackups of Zuken and ANSYS

Simulation and Analysis

Power Integrity Essentials for the PCB Design Process

Power Integrity Essentials PCB Design Process