The Gold Standard for Electromagnetic Analysis

The Gold Standard for Electromagnetic Analysis
by Daniel Nenni on 11-04-2020 at 6:00 am

Example of a multi level board analyzed by HFSS

Ansys HFSS has been the world’s trusted gold standard for  electromagnetic analysis for many years. As chip designs get bigger and more complex many users report that they’re extremely happy with the gold standard accuracy of HFSS but wish it would run faster. Fortunately Ansys has introduced many capabilities to HFSS over the… Read More


Concepts of PCB Design, Manufacturing and Testing for Mechanical and Reliability Engineers

Concepts of PCB Design, Manufacturing and Testing for Mechanical and Reliability Engineers
by Admin on 06-03-2020 at 11:00 am

June 3, 2020

11:00 AM EDT / 3:00 PM GDT

Venue:
Online

In the electronics industry, the quality and reliability of a printed circuit board (PCB) is highly dependent upon the capabilities of the PCB fabrication suppliers. As such, the design engineer needs to understand the processes involved in designing and fabricating circuit

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Bridging the Gap Between Design and Analysis

Bridging the Gap Between Design and Analysis
by Mike Gianfagna on 02-20-2020 at 6:00 am

PCB design challenges

At the recent DesignCon 2020 in Santa Clara, Cadence introduced a new product, Sigrity Aurora. You won’t find a press release about this announcement. Rather, Brad Griffin, product management group director at Cadence, presented Sigrity Aurora in the theater at the Cadence booth. This one caught my eye and deserves some discussion.… Read More


Accelerating the PCB Design-Analysis Optimization Loop

Accelerating the PCB Design-Analysis Optimization Loop
by Tom Dillinger on 08-01-2018 at 12:00 pm

With the increasing complexity and diversity of the mechanical constraints and electrical requirements in electronic product development, printed circuit board designers are faced with a number of difficult challenges:

  • generating accurate (S-parameter) simulation models for critical interface elements of the design
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Scoreboard and Issues Management Tools for PCB Projects

Scoreboard and Issues Management Tools for PCB Projects
by Tom Dillinger on 01-16-2018 at 12:00 pm

The complexity of an SoC design necessitates that the project managers have accurate visibility into the overall design status, spanning the entire range of tasks – from functional simulation error triage, to physical layout verification errors, to electrical analysis results. Flow scripts used by SoC teams parse the log file… Read More


The 4C’s of PCB Design

The 4C’s of PCB Design
by Tom Dillinger on 04-20-2017 at 12:00 pm

The diamond jewelry industry encourages customers to focus on the 4C’s — cut, clarity, color, and carats. At the recent PCB Forum conducted by Mentor (a Siemens business) in Santa Clara, I learned that current system design flows also require an emphasis on the 4C’s — collaboration, concurrency, consistencyRead More


Embedded Product Development – Make vs Buy

Embedded Product Development – Make vs Buy
by Prakash Mohapatra on 08-29-2016 at 12:00 pm

Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) face many questions before building any product. After they are convinced that there is a business potential in their new product, next comes the crucial stage of project execution. They aspire to build the product in-time, maybe before the competitors or better than the competing products,… Read More


Mainstream PCB Design Requires a Complete Tool Platform, Too

Mainstream PCB Design Requires a Complete Tool Platform, Too
by Tom Dillinger on 07-11-2016 at 8:00 am

The EDA tool offerings for printed circuit board design commonly address one of three customer markets: (1) the enterprise design team, (2) the product development engineer, and (3) the “maker”. … Read More


Semiconductor Design: Chips to Systems!

Semiconductor Design: Chips to Systems!
by Daniel Nenni on 01-12-2015 at 8:00 pm

This is the 20[SUP]th[/SUP] year of DesignCon and I’m really looking forward to it. While I haven’t attended all 20 I certainly have attended the majority of them. Now it is like a college reunion for me seeing all sorts of friends and former coworkers. One of them is even a keynote but more on that later. This year there are 14 conference… Read More