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.