iCD Offers Affordable PCB Simulation and Analysis Service


Reading time ( words)

For a limited time, iCD is cutting the cost of a comprehensive post-layout PCB analysis by 50%*. This includes signal and power integrity simulation. Barry Olney, a Design007 Magazine columnist, will personally analyze your high-speed PCB design and provide direct feedback and guidance on how to best deal with any issues that may be found.

So, if you are unsure of your next complex digital PCB design–get some help from an expert designer. This takes the pressure off you, improves your skills and your boss will be happy as the design will be completed on schedule and will perform reliably saving costly iterations.

The iCD post-layout analysis includes:

  • Review of schematics to ensure correct creation of design and technology constraints.
  • Analysis of the PCB substrate to ensure:

a)       Impedance of single ended and differential signals meet the requirements of the technologies employed.

b)      That there are clear return paths and reference planes are appropriately assigned.

c)       Materials are selected to minimize cost, provide adequate performance and are stocked by the client's preferred fab shop.

  • Analysis of the power distribution network to ensure minimum AC impedance is attained up to the maximum required frequency.
  • Advice on the placement and routing of power planes and pours.
  • Advice on critical placement and best routing strategies for the technology employed.
  • Assessment of high-speed signal terminations, matched delay/lengths and impedance matching.
  • Simulation of high-speed critical signals to ensure timing requirements are met.
  • Batch mode simulation and interactive analysis of crosstalk.
  • High-speed DRC analysis–scan for violations of signal integrity, power integrity and EMI rules.
  • Estimate of electromagnetic radiation to ensure the product meets FCC/CISPR Class B requirements.
  • Ensure the board is manufactureable and meets IPC standards.
  • A comprehensive simulation report will be provided to the client upon completion of the project.

Please contact Barry Olney for further information and to book a time slot–opportunities are limited.

“I check all the boxes to ensure your project’s success.” --Barry Olney

* Offer valid until 30th Nov 2019 booked directly through iCD.

About In-Circuit Design Pty Ltd (iCD)

In-Circuit Design Pty Ltd, based in Australia, developer of the iCD Design Integrity software incorporating the iCD Stackup, PDN and CPW Planner software, is a PCB design service bureau and specialist in board-level simulation. For further information or to download a free evaluation of the software, please visit www.icd.com.au

Share

Print


Suggested Items

‘The Trouble with Tribbles’

06/17/2021 | Dana Korf, Korf Consultancy
The original Star Trek series came into my life in 1966 as I was entering sixth grade. I was fascinated by the technology being used, such as communicators and phasers, and the crazy assortment of humans and aliens in each episode. My favorite episode is “The Trouble with Tribbles,” an episode combining cute Tribbles, science, and good/bad guys—sprinkled with sarcastic humor.

IPC-2581 Revision C: Complete Build Intent for Rigid-Flex

04/30/2021 | Ed Acheson, Cadence Design Systems
With the current design transfer formats, rigid-flex designers face a hand-off conundrum. You know the situation: My rigid-flex design is done so now it is time to get this built and into the product. Reviewing the documentation reveals that there are tables to define the different stackup definitions used in the design. The cross-references for the different zones to areas of the design are all there, I think. The last time a zone definition was missed, we caused a costly mistake.

Why We Simulate

04/29/2021 | Bill Hargin, Z-zero
When Bill Hargin was cutting his teeth in high-speed PCB design some 25 years ago, speeds were slow, layer counts were low, dielectric constants and loss tangents were high, design margins were wide, copper roughness didn’t matter, and glass-weave styles didn’t matter. Dielectrics were called “FR-4” and their properties didn’t matter much. A fast PCI bus operated at just 66 MHz. Times have certainly changed.



Copyright © 2021 I-Connect007. All rights reserved.