Thursday, July 30, 2009

CST Unveils PCB Studio Power Integrity Solver

Computer Simulation Technology (CST) introduced the PCB Studio solver module for power integrity analysis at the Design Automation Conference (DAC) in San Francisco, which runs until 31 July. According to the company, which can be found in Booth 3155, engineers working on the design of power delivery networks will benefit from CST's latest addition to CST Studio Suite.

The CST PCB Studio power integrity solver, based on a special 3D FEM approach, helps calculate accurate impedance profiles within a full 3D simulation but in a fraction of the time required by traditional 3D solvers. The PI solver is tightly integrated in the CST design environment and shares the same usability features as the other CST Studio Suite solver modules. It can be integrated in various workflows through a set of high-quality interfaces, which can be used to create 3D models automatically from layout data, including various lumped components.

Engineers will use this to verify whether their effective impedance meets the target impedance requirements, taking into account all the additional information and properties of the entire 3D structure, including all possible resonances. The power integrity solver will be available in CST Studio Suite 2010, which is due for release in January 2010.

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