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Nearly all PCB designs have signal integrity, power integrity and EMI problems when they are first created. Finding these problems can be a big challenge. Simulation is important but do you simulate all nets? How do you analyze designs for EMI effects? Do you know that your power distribution network will work at DC and over a wide frequency range?
Many companies approach these problems with a difficult process involving design guidelines, experience and many independent reviewers. Visual inspection is also used to identify any issues in layout that may cause problems. This is so time-consuming and error prone that often every check is not done with the same level of quality. Appropriate experts are used to validate electrical issues on the board, and this creates a further bottleneck, slowing the design and development process down even more.
Our agenda will include a description of the “electrical signoff” problem, and an overview of the HyperLynx tools that address the signoff requirements. Several short demos will show how easy-to-use and effective the HyperLynx virtual prototyping tools can be.
What You Will Learn
- The “electrical signoff” challenge
- How HyperLynx virtual prototyping solutions can improve the “electrical signoff process”
- HyperLynx DRC
- HyperLynx SI
- HyperLynx PI
Norcross, Georgia: April 14, 2015
10 am – 1 pm
Tampa, Florida: April 16, 2015
10 am – 1 pm
To register, click here.
Pete Starkey, I-Connect007
Pete Starkey continues with his review of the AltiumLive PCB Design Summit held recently in Munich, Germany. The second day commenced with a new product launch. “Working together is hard” it read on the screen. Statistics indicated that 33% of new products were late getting to market, of which 28% were late due to insufficient collaboration, and up to 50% of potential revenue could be lost through being late to market. Then the screen read “NEXUS makes it easy!”
Andy Shaughnessy, PCBDesign007
You don’t have to love EDA to work at SnapEDA, but it helps. This startup, founded by Natasha Baker, is on its way to creating the world’s largest parts library for PCB designers. Baker leads a small team of young, fiercely talented engineers—the kind of employees that are attractive to companies like Google and Facebook. I asked Natasha to explain her hiring process, and how she ensures that each employee is the right fit for SnapEDA.
Dingru Xiao, Cadence Design Systems
Advanced PCB design is an iterative process of analysis-fix-analysis. Historically, this process is very time-consuming, requiring analysis experts and PCB designers to work together to find and fix layout problems. This article describes a new PCB design methodology that allows a PCB designer to perform the power design without having to run expert-level analysis tools. This methodology provides the setup automation for advanced analysis without the need to understand every minute parameter, and can be completed in a few steps.