ONTEC faced a difficult challenge: develop a multimedia broadcasting product while complying with a customer’s electromagnetic interference requirements, all within a tight development schedule. ONTEC used Zuken’s CR-8000 with Keysight’s ADS (including SiPro) to meet the requirements of the challenge
Verification and Validation
Embrace High Speed Design with Confidence
Many of today’s digital designs incorporate devices and technologies that require complex strategies to maintain signal integrity and reliability, where high-speed interfaces such as DDR and PCI Express impose specific timing demands that can no longer be resolved using traditional methods.
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Signal Integrity Analysis
Pre- and post-layout signal and power integrity toolsets that enable the engineer to organize, constrain, explore and analyze the design to minimize risk, reduce the number of prototypes and shorten development cycles.
EMI and Power Integrity Analysis
Fast and practical power integrity and electromagnetic interference analysis for EMI, AC and DC power analysis to determine the best decoupling and power distribution strategy.
Advanced Design Rule Checking
Zuken’s Advance Design Rule Management (ADM) system checks that designs are produced in accordance with component mounting and manufacturing specifications early in the design process, and concurrently as the work progresses.
Our satisfied customers
In the development of the world’s thinnest and lightest 20-inch large-screen 4K tablet, CR-8000 Design Force’s system-level SI and thermal analysis effectively reduced the number of design spins during the project. Due to the success of this project, we will make more efforts with Zuken to develop our next generation 4K tablet using CR-8000 Design Force.
Mr. Kiyoshi Nakanishi4K Tablet Development Manager, Panasonic
Flexible and flexi-rigid PCBs are integral components within many of Renishaw’s products, and detailed signal integrity analysis is needed to ensure high speed digital signals can be transmitted with minimal distortion. Renishaw migrated to Design Gateway and Design Force, part of Zuken’s CR-8000 PCB design suite, primarily to help with the design and analysis of next-generation flexible PCBs.
Toshiba faced a difficult design problem: their TransferJet™ technology was embedded in a customer cell phone, and when the next rev of the phone they needed to shrink the board and the module thickness. On top of that, they had to add RF matching to simplify the adoption of the module. Toshiba used Zuken’s CR-8000 Design Force with ANSYS analysis tools to accomplish the project.
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In our webinar we will provide an introduction to the challenges of signal integrity and the underlying physical effects. This will provide the basis for practical tips to address the related challenges during PCB design.
DDR5 is the latest generation of memory. In this joint webinar with Keysight Technologies, we’ll begin with pre-layout simulation, then transition to CR-8000. The design will then be verified by Electromagnetic (EM) simulation and system simulations in Keysight ADS, in order to build confidence in the final DDR5 design.
Recent Verification and Validation Blog Posts
To keep a good high-speed signal quality from driver to receiver on a PCB is not an easy task for designers. One of the most challenging issues is managing the propagation delay and relative time delay mismatches. Let me take you through the process...
PCB designers typically have little or no experience with SPICE applications. No worries, follow along with me and get to know your SPICEs!
In part 1 of this blog we took a back-to-basics approach and discussed line impedance and its effects in signal integrity. As every electrical conductor comprises capacitance, an inductance, and a frequency-dependent ohmic resistance, and with increasing frequencies, these electrical characteristics will influence and distort the signal.
Impedance and impedance control belong to the oldest and most often discussed topics in PCB design. They are especially important with the high-speed design when related to signal integrity. In this, the first of a two-part blog, we’ll go back to the basics of impedance/impedance control and consider what influences line impedance. In part two, we’ll set about controlling it.
Tips for when routing differential pairs - You can tell when something isn’t as clear as it should be. The same questions come up time and again. You ask three experts and get three different answers. Routing differential pairs can be like that. Why? Because “it depends” - on exactly what signals those pairs are carrying and what kind of PCB you’re creating.
DDR4, the fourth generation of DDR SDRAM technology, is the latest and greatest SDRAM standard and will continue to be until the fifth generation is released. The new standard features a point-to-point architecture that offers superior timing margins.
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CR-8000 includes fully-integrated simulation and analysis tools to verify all aspects of your single or multi-board designs
The CR-8000 ADM system checks that designs are produced in accordance with component mounting and manufacturing specifications early in the design process, and concurrently as the work progresses.