SAN FRANCISCO Ansoft Corp. released the latest version of its Turbo Package Analyzer (TPA), which includes bi-directional integration with Synopsys' Encore package design software.
Version 4.2, Ansoft said, enables full parasitic extraction of complex IC packages, such as ball-grid arrays (BGAs).
"As a result of our close collaboration, Ansoft's advanced electromagnetic technology for package extraction and characterization can be accessed directly from our Encore product today," said Kevin Rinebold, Synopsys' senior technical marketing manager, packaging products, in a statement. "Our work with Ansoft further advances the state of the art in package planning and design by integrating Ansoft's latest capabilities with our IC/Package co-design environment."
Ansoft (Pittsburg) said TPA v4.2 is available for Windows and SUN/Solaris. Pricing information was not provided.