This may seem a strange question for someone who’s made their living out of signal integrity for so long, but things have changed. There was a period in the 80s and 90s that I call the SI Deficit: the period when signal integrity issues took engineers by surprise and my specialty was even called “Black Magic”. The design landscape has changed radically since then – the main reason for this being standardization…
The E3.saberframeway add-on module, that interfaces between Synopsys’s Saber software and Zuken’s E³.series electrical design environment, means that you can carry out functional checks on your wiring and fluid designs and optimize your existing circuits. But there is also a group of people who use this for scatter analysis. With high volume and mass produced products there is a certain degree of scatter in quality. To avoid system failures it is important to carry-out worst-case simulation.
Today I’m going to talk to you about how we integrated Synopsys’ Saber Simulator with our electrical CAD software E³.series and the history behind this story. You might be aware that we’ve been working with Synopsys for some years now, partnering together with our solutions to provide an integrated design flow for engineers. I’m pleased [...]
The importance and recognition of Signal Integrity (SI), Power Integrity (PI) and Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) in PCB design continues to grow. Just a few weeks ago I had one busy week participating in various seminars on signal integrity and EMI simulation. The first saw me flying to Oslo in Norway for the DNU Spring [...]
Last week we exhibited at the Designer Community Expo (DCE) at the recent Synopsys Users Group (SNUG) in the Silicon Valley, in fact this is the first of many of the 2011 SNUG events that we are going to be getting involved in again this year. The DCE is a unique opportunity to meet Synopsys and [...]