Simulation technology developer ANSYS has released a new electromagnetic simulation suite for the design of high-speed printed circuit boards (PCB) and integrated circuit (IC) packages. Powered by its hybrid, full-wave finite element electromagnetic solver engine, the new SIwave suite—emcompassing SIwave-DC, SIwave-PI and Slwave—delivers a complete signal integrity analysis solution in a single user interface.
According to the company, SIwave-DC targets the DC analysis of low-voltage, high-current PCB and IC packages, enabling the assessment of critical end-to-end voltage margins for reliable power delivery. SIwave-PI includes all SIwave-DC features and adds alternating current (AC) analysis to accurately model power delivery networks and noise propagation on PCBs, while SIwave combines SIwave-DC and SIwave-PI functionality and adds a robust time-domain circuit simulation engine for end-to-end signal integrity design and compliance.
“It’s becoming increasingly important for our customers to be able to quickly recognize potential pre- and post-layout power and signal integrity problems for today’s high-speed digital designs,” Steven Pytel, product manager at ANSYS, said. “In consultation with our customers, we identified demand for targeted analysis for DC, power integrity and full systems. The new SIwave technology and workflow provides a complete set of analysis software based on the highest fidelity electromagnetic numerical analyses to address all aspects of PCB and IC package design.”