PDN Analyzer (powered by CST®) shortens your design cycle by enabling all designers to easily identify and preemptively solve Power Delivery Network (PDN) issues during the PCB design process. With a wide range of analysis capabilities, PDN Analyzer makes complicated power delivery issues easy to locate, understand, and resolve without relying on expensive prototypes, complicated tools, or dedicated power integrity engineers.
PDN Analyzer provides a money-saving, easy to set up and use, and powerful PCB PDN design analysis environment that can be leveraged during your entire board layout process. Intimate integration with Altium Designer allows PCB Designers to quickly determine whether or not the PDN topology meets all design requirements while facilitating corrections. With complete control over which nets and components to analyze, PDN Analyzer enables analyses that might otherwise be impossible.
Make the most of your workspace — choose between standard or compact layout, docked within Altium Designer or undocked. PDN Analyzer provides unsurpassed integration and productivity with easy access to PDN setup, batch (corner case) analysis, and simulation results, including visual indication of any violation.
Unified Analysis Environment When Resolving PDN Issues
TRUE MULTI-NETWORK SIMULATION
Separately simulating one voltage (PDN) at a time is not only inefficient, but it also neglects any interaction that might occur. Voltages on the ground net, for instance, are a function of all PDNs utilizing a net and are unidentifiable with isolated network simulation. PDN Analyzer’s unique Voltage Regulator Models (VRMs) enable these interactions to be captured while simplifying setup and improving simulation speed.
True Mult-Network Sumulation For Resolving PDN Issues
POWERFUL VISUALIZATION FEATURES
Powerful Visualization Features with the PDN Analyzer
Whether you are a seasoned Power Integrity expert or a beginner, gaining insight into your design’s voltage and current density distribution, current direction, and “hot- spots” is simple and intuitive. With PDN Analyzer, results are displayed in the Altium Designer PCB editor, showing the power nets alone, or as a rendered overlay against the complete PCB — in 2D or 3D.
CONFIGURABLE HTML REPORTS
Communication is always difficult. To augment the extensive tabular and visual results, PDN Analyzer allows the user to “back up” all simulation results in the form of an HTML report. The reports include everything from general design data, to hierarchical margins, to sortable tables and screen images with captions. Communicate problems with reports at your next design review, or archive them with your project.
Dashboard for Configuring HTML Reports
VOLTAGE & CURRENT PROBING
Do your designs get enough power everywhere? Stop the guessing game! PDN Analyzer can interactively measure voltage, current density or via current at any point, single- ended or differentially between two points, right within Altium Designer. Net, layer, and X,Y coordinates are updated in real time, along with the probe value to ensure that the correct point is “picked”. The pick points are marked graphically in 2D/3D and can be easily added to the HTML report.