Signal and Power Integrity Analysis with Altium Designer's PDN Analyzer
If you’ve ever been involved in RF design, high-speed design, low current design, or all of these areas combined, you know the importance of maintaining signal integrity in your PCB. If you’re worried about signal integrity in your next PCB design, you need simulation and analysis tools that work within a unified design environment. The PDN Analyzer in Altium Designer can help you diagnose and correct your signal integrity issues and much more.
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Power integrity and signal integrity are some of the most important aspects in many PCBs. Maintaining stable voltage loads and suppressing noise in your signals ensures that your PCB will operate as designed. If you want to maximize your productivity, you need a software package that integrates your signal integrity simulator and your design software.
Forget about moving your board design between a layout and simulation program. With Altium Designer, designers and engineers can easily apply power delivery network analysis to any PCB. Altium Designer lets you perform power delivery network analysis within a single interface. PCB designers using Altium Designer will find board layout to have never been easier especially with these crucial designs.
When you’re designing world-class electronic devices, you need signal and power analysis tools built into your design environment. You can diagnose common signal integrity problems in your PCB within a unified design environment. Power delivery simulation results are displayed using Altium Designer’s intuitive interface. You’ll be able to maximize your performance and productivity in your power distribution network with Altium Designer and its network analyzer.
Move Seamlessly Between PCB Design and Simulation
When you work in a unified design environment, you can move between design and simulation with ease. Forget about waiting until your first production run finishes to find out your PCB or your power supply doesn’t work as designed. Altium Designer gives you the tools to diagnose your signal problems early in the design process.
- Altium Designer combines all the industry-standard features you need into a unified design interface.
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- With Altium Designer, you can quickly import your design into the PDN Analyzer, and all within a single program.
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- PDN analysis is about more than calculating voltage drops. You can diagnose signal integrity problems in Altium Designer.
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PDNA output in Altium Designer
A great PDN analyzer should do more than just display voltage levels. Your PDN analyzer should include checking against industry-standard design rules, a clear indication of voltage levels or voltage drop and current flow throughout your PCB, and flagging of hot spots or areas of impedance in your design.
Any great PDN analyzer should help you determine how multiple power networks interact with each other. Power supply, power delivery, and ground planes are necessary to be wary of, using a strong PDN analyzer will insure that the power integrity of your boards will be maintained. The PDN analyzer in Altium Designer gives you access to all these features and more.
Altium Designer Has the Advanced PDN Features You Need
The best way to ensure success is to diagnose any signal and PDN design problems early. Forget about running simulations in an external program or working out complex calculations by hand. The PDN analyzer in Altium Designer runs all of these calculations for you and lets you focus on designing a great product.
- You can simulate multiple power networks simultaneously and capture their interaction with the PDN Analyzer tool in Altium Designer.
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- Interfacing with 3rd party SI tools is a breeze. Now you can work with IBIS model files directly in Altium Designer.
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- PDN analysis results can be viewed within Altium Designer. You can also export your analysis results to an intuitive HTML format.
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Verifying a PCB design with PDN Analyzer
Whether it is through embedded components, exact measurements on board layout, or through directly and visually seeing your board layout and its potential vulnerabilities or mistakes, having strong simulation software that can be translated to and from layout and any of your interfaces with ease will ensure your power supply, voltage, and current necessities are met.
Since Altium Designer operates in a unified design environment, you have the ability to seamlessly integrate other features that give you the best possible simulation and analysis results. Diagnosing signal integrity and accurately mapping your power distribution requires a powerful simulation engine that interfaces with a unified component model. You can maximize the performance of your designs with powerful simulation tools involved from board layout to product manufacturing in Altium Designer.
Analyze Your PCB Design Using an Integrated System
Ensuring that your device maintains signal integrity takes more than just a PDN analyzer. It requires conforming to design rules, proper routing tools and techniques, and component management. Altium Designer gives you access to all the design and verification features you need to get the best simulation results within a unified design environment.
- Signal integrity is a major issue in high-speed design. Altium Designer gives you the tools to route your high-speed signals correctly the first time.
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- Working with components is simple with Altium Designer’s unified component model and powerful component management tools.
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- Who has time to memorize every industry-standard design rules? Altium Designer uses a rules-driven design engine, allowing you to keep your board error-free.
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Altium Designer presents all the design, analysis, simulation, and component management tools you all the tools you need to design world-class PCBs. You need PCB design software that has an intuitive interface and easily accessible tools. You need PCB design software that lets you move between design and analysis without breaking a sweat. You need Altium Designer.