MANHASSET, NY -- Computer Simulation Technology launched CST BOARDCHECK for design engineers dealing with electromagnetic compatibility and signal integrity of PCBs to get a quick overview of potential problems in their layout.
CST BOARDCHECK supports a multitude of popular layout formats such as CADENCE ALLEGRO, Zuken CR 5000, Mentor Graphics Expedition and ODB++, which are read-in using the CST STUDIO SUITE import filters.
Once imported, the engineer can easily check nets critical to the design against a number of individually selectable established design rules, in order to ensure the EMC and SI of the design.
EMC rules include net reference (net crossing split…), wiring, crosstalk (critical net near I/O net…), decoupling (capacitor density…), and placement (I/O filter distance,...). SI rules include net integrity (net length,…) and via integrity (unconnected via pads,…).
CST BOARDCHECK generates a report listing all violations and enables the user to highlight the corresponding problematic portions of the design.
If required, the user can carry out further analyses with a CST PCB STUDIO solver or perform a push-button export for 3-D full wave simulation in CST MICROWAVE STUDIO.
“Our customers require tools that enable them to find problems in their designs quickly”, stated Dr.. “An excellent design rule checker such as EMSAT can help them to survey their device. With the release of CST BOARDCHECK we have made the state-of-the-art EMSAT rules for EMC and SI available to them, stand alone or inside CST STUDIO SUITE,” said Bernhard Wagner, Managing Director Sales & Marketing, CST, in a statement.
“We are happy to see that with the release of CST BOARDCHECK, the knowledge and expertise of EMSAT is now available inside CST STUDIO SUITE. EMSAT is a well-established design rule checker for EMC and SI rules used by major companies worldwide that is built based on hundreds of man-years expertise gathered at IBM”, said Bruce Archambeault, Distinguished Engineer, IBM, in a statement.
CST claims CST STUDIO SUITE is the culmination of many years of research and
development into the most accurate and efficient computational solutions
for electromagnetic designs. .CST
employs 190 sales, development, and support personnel, and has a leading position in the high frequency 3-D EM simulation market.