Altium PI-DC gives users the ability to validate DC voltage and current performance in their designs before prototype and production. Now, designers can avoid issues with power delivery and are better able to identify potential failure points. This includes high via currents that could cause fusing, or high resistance neck-down regions resulting in excessive voltage drop.
Built from the ground-up, Altium PI-DC is based on Nimbic’s specialized 3D full-wave electromagnetic solver, and is designed to address the requirements of large-scale power integrity problems. Unlike other solutions in the market, the Altium PI-DC delivers fast solution times without compromising on accuracy.
“Nimbic views this relationship with
Altium PI-DC integrates into Altium Designer as an optional extension, giving engineers a seamless environment for DC analysis. Nets for analysis are selected in Altium Designer with DC voltage drop and current density results displayed directly over the layout. This allows a designer to interactively identify and fix issues with no guesswork about what layout structure might be causing the issue.
“BGAs have hundreds of power and ground pins with numerous supply rails requiring complex networks of capacitors to manage “pure” power. The sophistication of the PDN (power distribution network) requires engineers to be able to effectively analyze and make corrections early on in the design process,” said
Altium PI-DC will be released later this quarter and is set to be presented at DesignCon 2014 in Santa Clara. Attendees are encouraged to stop the
Nimbic is the leading provider of Maxwell-accurate, 3D Full-Wave Electromagnetic Simulation solutions. Nimbic’s nWave 3D field solver enables signal integrity, power integrity and EMI analysis for chip-package-board design. Nimbic’s nCloud scalable cloud compute platform facilitates em integrity analysis for complex designs cost-effectively and in near real time. Nimbic’s customers include
Altium Designer, a unified electronics design environment links all aspects of smart systems design in a single application that is priced as affordable as possible.
Founded in 1985,
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