Differential Microstrip Calculator
There are many decisions to be made when designing a high speed PCB– this includes determining whether to use microstrip or stripline routing. To make the best choice for your design, you need reliable, modern PCB design tools, like user-guided automated routing and an impedance calculator. Altium Designer 18 gives you all the tools, features and editors you need to design high performance boards of any complexity.
Altium’s powerful PCB design software includes an easy to use Layer Stack Manager that enables easy configuration and visualization of multiple board layers and drill pairs. The Layer Stack Manager includes a flexible Impedance Formula Editor, that allows you to view, modify and calculate Impedance and Trace Width formulas. But if you require a differential impedance calculator Altium recommends a 3rd party stackup impedance calculator, like those available from In-Circuit Design and Polar Instruments.
Key features of Altium Designer 18 include:
20 new features, 100 platform improvements and 600 bug fixes
Visual Power Analysis with PDN Analyzer
Interconnected Multi-Board Assembly
User-guided, constraints driven routing with ActiveRoute®
Seamless Documentation Process with OutJobs, Draftsman® and ACTIVEBOM®
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