ONTEC uses CR-8000 to develop a next-generation product in less time despite rigorous design constraints

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.

The Wish List

One of ONTEC’s new development efforts focused on designing a multimedia video broadcasting product called Multi File Player KAMELEON (MFP-330). The KAMELEON accepts a wide variety of media inputs (HDMI, SD Cards, and USB) for broadcasting. ONTEC’s customer had stringent electromagnetics requirements for low noise and interference and required delivery on a tight schedule. ONTEC took on the challenge to develop this high density, complex design that included a countermeasure circuit in a shorter than an average timeframe. To fulfill the customer’s requirements, ONTEC decided to follow a ‘right the first time’ design process. The concept was to use simulation progressively and continuously throughout development to minimize backtracking and re-spins. The design process involved: • Conducting fast and simple power integrity simulations during schematic and layout phases of board design. • Running detailed, time-intensive power integrity analyses to verify power integrity against earlier fast and simple simulations. • Manufacturing and testing board prototypes to correlate physical results against power integrity analyses.

ONTEC discovered that Zuken and Keysight Technologies alone provided an integrated solution to meet their design needs. ONTEC engineers developed board schematics and layouts in Zuken’s CR-8000 and analyzed them in Keysight Technologies’ ADS. Tight integration between products allowed engineers to pass designs back and forth. As a result, engineers were able to execute fast design and simulation iterations, driving design decisions on performance.

 

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Results

  • Reduced analysis time by 86%
  • Progressive, accurate prediction of power integrity throughout development
  • Adherence to electromagnetic interference and compliance constraints
  • Complex design delivery on a tight schedule

Company Profile:

ONTEC has manufactured a wide variety of electronic devices and components for over 40 years. The most distinctive feature of ONTEC is that it handles planning, manufacturing, and sales completely in-house. The company’s employees are passionate about meeting the customer’s expectations. The employees have accumulated a wealth of knowledge over time, which they share to the benefit of customers. ONTEC’s mission is to create the best products and services that satisfy changing times and needs.

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CR-8000

CR-8000 is a product-centric design solution that provides tools to optimize a design at both the product and the PCB design levels. Product-centric detailed design includes RF design and verification, embedded signal integrity, power integrity, FPGA I/O optimization, chip/package/ board co-design and 3D MCAD integration all in one design process.

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