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Signal Integrity Analysis

A Comprehensive PCB Simulation and Analysis Environment

Design Force Signal Integrity Advance

Design Force SI Advance combines a range of new functionalities to enhance your signal integrity analysis capabilities. This new, comprehensive bundle covers all aspects of Signal Integrity from Characteristic Impedance to IBIS AMI analysis of SerDes channels.

MultiCore CPU support for ultra-fast simulation performance.

64-bit computing architecture for large data records and to support parallel processing

AI/ML-assisted S-Parameter modeling

Signal Integrity Simulation Tools

Our suite of powerful tools offers a host of benefits to ensure your electronic projects thrive, optimizing signal integrity in every step of the design process.

Constraining and Topology Planning in Pre-layout Phase

In the essential pre-layout phase, you are recommended to define the relevant high-speed constraints and to optimize the topology of critical nets (e.g.; double data rate signals). This early planning sets the stage for a robust physical design, reducing costly errors downstream and ensuring your project stays on track.

Design Force Advance Signal Integrity Analysis - Constraint Browser one of our PCB simulation tools

Optimizing Impedance Planning with Our Advanced EM Field Solver

Our integrated EM field solver supports lossy interconnect models, manufacturing Tolerances, and material roughness, which empowers you to plan impedance meticulously. This approach minimizes signal loss and maximizes performance, ensuring your designs meet high standards.

Signal Integrity Analysis

Fast Interactive Time Domain Simulation

Experience rapid, interactive time-domain simulation that provides precise timing, reflection, and crosstalk analysis. Swiftly identify and rectify potential signal integrity issues, saving time and resources.

Utilize Comprehensive Signal Integrity Simulation Library Model Management

Efficiently manage your simulation library with a wide range of supported models, ensuring access to the necessary resources for accurate and reliable signal integrity analysis.

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Evaluate Crosstalk in Coupled Structures and Scenarios

CR-8000 allows a fast crosstalk screening based on field solver results and assigned device models ( Crosstalk Estimation report), while a further detailed crosstalk simulation can be performed to proactively mitigate interference issues and preserve signal integrity.

SPICE and S-Parameter-Based Models in Time-Domain

Utilize SPICE and S-parameter-based models in the time domain, offering versatile modeling options for your signal integrity analysis, allowing you to tailor your approach to the specific needs of your project.

IBIS Buffer Models

By utilizing IBIS buffer models, your analysis becomes highly compatible with industry standards, ensuring seamless integration into your workflow and adherence to established norms. The support of Power-Aware IBIS models allows to include effects like SSN (Simultaneous Switching Noise) in your analysis.

Design Force Advance Signal integrity simulation - Parameter Sweeps
Optimize Interconnect Topology by Use of Parameter Sweeps

Fine-tune your design with parameter sweeps, allowing you to optimize your topology to meet specific requirements and ensure peak performance in various scenarios.

AI/ML based S-Parameter Modelling

The usage of S-Parameter data in time domain simulation requires the transfer from time domain into frequency domain. This vector-fitting process is supported by AI/ML technology to identify best fitting parameters for the structure of interest.

Inspect Automatic Timing, Skew, and Signal Integrity Measurement Results

Delve into the automatic timing, skew, and signal integrity measurement results to gain in-depth insights into your design’s performance.

Explore the Impact of Manufacturing Tolerances and Material Properties

Gain a comprehensive understanding of how manufacturing tolerances and material properties impact signal integrity behavior. This knowledge empowers you to make qualified design decisions for greater reliability.

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Eye Pattern Analysis

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Time-Domain Eye Pattern Analysis for Parallel Busses and Serial Links

Visualize signal quality with time-domain eye pattern analysis, offering a detailed picture of your design’s performance for both parallel busses and serial links.


Inspect Setup and Hold Timing

Precisely inspect setup and hold timing to ensure that your data transmission is reliable and meets stringent timing requirements.

Design Force Advance SI - Eye Mask Definition

Define Eye Masks and Measure Against Them

Set up eye masks to define signal quality standards and measure your signals against them. This process serves as a rigorous quality assurance step, ensuring your design meets predefined criteria.


Time Domain Reflectometry for Interconnect Optimization

Utilize Time Domain Reflectometry (TDR) analysis to optimize your interconnects, ensuring the reliability of signal transmission and reducing the risk of signal loss.

Design Force Advance SI - TDR Analysis Options - PCB simulation tools

Inspect TDR Impedances for Single Line and Differential Pair Interconnects

Thoroughly examine TDR impedances for both single-line and differential pair interconnects, identifying and addressing impedance mismatches to ensure signal integrity without the necessity of assigning IBIS buffer models to the devices (model-less signal integrity simulation).

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S-Parameter Analysis

Design Force Advance Signal Integrity - S-Parameter Analysis

Wideband S-Parameter Calculation for Interconnect Optimization Up to 15 GHz

Calculate wideband S-parameters for interconnect optimization, supporting frequencies up to 15 GHz. This capability ensures high-frequency performance and reliability.

Inspect Mixed-Mode S-Parameters

Analyze mixed-mode S-parameters to gain a comprehensive understanding of signal behavior in complex scenarios, enhancing your ability to address potential issues.

Enforce Causality Where Needed

Enforce causality in your S-parameter analysis where required, ensuring the accuracy and reliability of your simulation results.

Export S-Parameters to Touchstone Files

Export S-parameters to Touchstone files for seamless integration with other simulation tools, streamlining your workflow and collaboration efforts.

IBIS-AMI Analysis

AMI Simulation for Gigabit SERDES Channel Optimization

Optimize gigabit SERDES channels with AMI simulation, ensuring the reliability of high-speed data transmission and reducing the risk of errors.

Calculate Bit Error Ratio (BER)

Calculate the Bit Error Ratio (BER) to ensure error-free communication in your high-speed channels, providing the ultimate assurance of performance reliability.


Characterize Serial Links (S-Parameter, Transfer Function, Impulse Response)

Characterize serial links comprehensively, including S-parameter analysis, transfer function analysis, and impulse response analysis, providing a holistic view of your channel’s performance.

Consider Various Types of Jitter (TX and RX)

Account for various types of jitter (deterministic jitter, random jitter) in both the transmit (TX) and receive (RX) paths, ensuring your design can tolerate jitter and maintain signal integrity.

Visualize Eye Patterns and Bathtub Curves

Visualize eye patterns and bathtub curves to assess signal quality and reliability with clarity and precision.

Design Force Advance Signal integrity Analysis Results Viewer - Eye Pattern Bathtub Curves - PCB simulation tools

Easy-to-Use Parameterization of AMI Models

Simplify the parameterization of AMI models, streamlining your simulation setup and enhancing user-friendliness.

Measure Eye Openings

Measure eye openings and signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) to quantify signal quality and assess the margin for error, ensuring your design meets performance standards.

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