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Release date- 28012014 -
The software product quickly and accurately optimizes stack up and line geometry for multigigabit-per-second chip-to-chip links, using the most relevant metric.
The product, available as an add-on to Advanced Design System 2014 uses a novel approach to design controlled impedance transmission lines. Previous tools for this task allowed only for line characteristics, such as frequency response, as the optimization goal. In modern chip-to-chip links, this metric has become less relevant because it doesn't take holistic effects of the end-to-end link into account. Most important, the effect of the equalizer in the receiver is ignored. The metric that matters today is the post-equalization eye opening.
The integration of
To ensure accurate calculation of the transmission line characteristics, the software automatically employs a fast, cross-sectional (2D) electromagnetic field solver. The dielectric layers are modeled using the frequency-dependent
The Controlled Impedance Line Designer also includes a provision to determine the effect of manufacturing variation on input parameters, such as thickness on the output parameters (e.g., impedance).
'This new approach brings line design into the multigigabit era,' said
U.S. Pricing and Availability
More information on the Controlled Impedance Line Designer software is available at www.agilent.com/find/eesof-ads-cild. An image of the software is available at www.agilent.com/find/CILD_images.
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