Design Rule Checking (DRC)

Circuit Adviser

+CR-8000 Circuit AdviserDesign Gateway’s Circuit Adviser enables engineers to conduct concurrent, advanced electrical rule checks during logical circuit creation. Users can specify rules and conditions, create check results, cross-probe results with the design and generate summary reports.

Checks include:

  • Power and ground supply polarity
  • Net voltage polarity
  • Input pin voltage
  • “Must connect” pins
  • Pull-up/pull-down resistors
  • Component voltage ratings
  • Component power dissipation ratings
  • Maximum Repetitive Reverse Voltage check (VRRM)
  • Component pin input/output current balancing
  • Worst case analysis for voltage/power ratings
  • Diode forward voltage/power ratings
  • Component pin capacitance.

Circuit Adviser rule checks can be further enhanced, utilizing the annotation of operating point voltages annotated to the circuit design from analog simulation.