Power Integrity Advance Module Launches for CADSTAR 13.0
Tue, 11/29/2011 - 6:58am
Zuken announced a new tool for ensuring correct behavior of power distribution systems embedded within CADSTAR design flow, called Power Integrity Advance. This tool conducts EMC analysis and AC and DC power integrity analysis to help predict, analyze and control design issues that may cause problems later down the design process. Features of Power Integrity Advance include: ensuring proper behavior of power distribution systems (PDS) through simulations for power integrity (PI), decoupling analysis, DC voltage and current levels; fast full board EMC screening (differential and common mode emissions); cost savings achieved, for example, by reducing the number of decoupling capacitors on a design; determining and assigning correct capacitor values; indicating the quality of placement location, value and trace/via connection (parasitic inductance); and display of voltage maps within physical layout to highlight likely hotspots. Enhancements in CADSTAR 13.0 include improved letter drill drawing creation, improved DXF import, improved features for high-speed routing, and an IDF interface.