BQR fiXtress add-on for Altium Designer allows electronic engineers to design reliable and robust PCBs, shortening time-to-market, improving the design process and reducing field failures. fiXtress performs Automated Schematic Review, Stress Derating and MTBF/Reliability analysis, supporting back annotations of the results to the schematic view.
FIXTRESS™ AUTOMATED SCHEMATIC REVIEW (ASR)
Easy Detection of Design Errors Using Logical and Parametric Functional Verification. FiXtress™ Schematic Review automatically detects schematic design errors based on component parameters and rules. Typical engineering practices result in a manual, complex design review process, and fiXtress™ ASR automates this procedure. It reduces design time, increases design quality and verifies proper implementation of reference design as specified by IC manufacturers. fiXtress™ ASR is used by ADAS chip manufacturers as Rule Based Verification System.
FIXTRESS™ RAPID STRESS ANALYSIS
Swift Analysis Prior to Design Completion, including DC Stress Analysis Based on Net Potential and Ohm’s Law. fiXtress™ Rapid identifies problems early in the design process when they are easier and most cost-effective to correct. fiXtress™ Rapid replaces manual stress calculations, performing effective detection of design and reliability issues.
FIXTRESS™ PRECISE STRESS ANALYSIS
Detailed Analysis after Design Completion, Performs DC & AC Stress Analysis Using Kirchhoff Law and Fourier Analysis. fiXtress™ Precise performs innovative automated stress analysis calculation, providing highly accurate results. It accounts for component operational stress, identifies over-stressed and over-designed components, offers thermal-placement guidance, generates stress derating reports, and provides actual MTBF and service life calculations. Finally, it performs Electrical Stress Analysis (ESA) and detects design errors before PCB production.
Automated MTBF prediction in Altium Designer for various industries. fiXtress™ MTBF supports all MTBF prediction methods, such as Mil-Hdbk-217, Telcordia, Siemens, CNET, FIDES, IEC-62380 and Service Life.