In an electronic CAD Flow it is important that the design intent is captured as much as possible in electronic form. This includes also all kind of design rules. Upcoming issues during the PCB design process shall be addressed as early in the design process as possible to keep the cost of change and redesign low. When all information is stored in the design database, they are also available, when a redesign or design reuse is required later on.
Many design rules are important for Signal Integrity (SI) and Power Integrity (PI) to ensure the functionality of the circuit. Design for manufacturing, reliability, high voltage or high current and test also put design restrictions to the designer as rules. FlowCAD has a lot of knowhow about PCB design and is qualified to sell and support solutions for electronics design to help develop and manufacture optimized electronic.
OrCAD PCB products offer a professional PCB layout solution from Cadence Design Systems at a very reasonable starting price. OrCAD PCB software is scalable as needed and expandable to the Allegro product family on the same database. The PCB Design flow includes OrCAD Capture for schematic entry and a constraint manager to drive real time design rule checks (DRC). It is capable to easily and efficient PCBs with i.e. DDR3 memory and differential pairs as well as power supplies.
The Allegro PCB Design flow is the higher performance part of the scalable PCB layout solution from Cadence. It enables users to run signal and power integrity checks and simulations directly in the PCB tool. In an engineering team users can work in parallel for small projects or complex systems on one circuit schematic or a PCB layout together. Direct flawless integration for SI, PI and RF of Cadence simulation tools enable highest accuracy of virtual measurements. Today the most complex electronic designs are made with Allegro PCB Designer.
FloWare Modules are part of a toolbox to enhance productivity for OrCAD PCB Editor and Allegro PCB Editor.
These modules are made to increase efficiency for specific tasks, which might not be used by all customers in a standard flow.
FloWare offers solutions for additional checks, manufacturing options, added SI features, documentation, and more.
Menu structures are automatically recognized by PCB Editor and shown in the tool bar.
To support increasing functionality, printed circuit boards (PCBs) employ more complex board structures designed for a range of specialized applications. Offering a layout-driven design methodology for complex RF PCBs, AWR Design Environment supports accurate modeling of PCB transmission media from the RF signal path to digital control and DC bias lines. Circuit/system and electromagnetic co-simulation provides first-pass design success with complete PCB analysis of surface-mount components, interconnecting transmission lines, embedded and distributed passive elements, as well as EM verification.
Even experienced electronics developers can hardly predict the behavior of electrical circuits. Therefore, circuits, whole systems or only critical circuit parts are analyzed either by physically constructed prototypes and subsequent measurements or by circuit simulations. The trend here is clearly towards virtually simulated measurement, as the development cycles are getting shorter and shorter, and simulations can be used very promptly to make statements that correlate with measurements. Worldwide, PSpice has been the reference simulator for years, and most component manufacturers offer PSpice simulation models on the Internet.
For Cadence users, Sigrity technology has been consolidated into deep integrated simulation and is offered as a scalable Allegro Sigrity solution. Essentially, the Sigrity methodology is divided into two categories, the analysis of the power supply system (power integrity - PI) and the signal integrity (SI), taking into account fluctuations in the power and voltage supply. Simulations can be done separately or in the background in the Allegro PCB Editor.
Ansys HFSS is a 3D electromagnetic (EM) simulation software for designing and simulating high-frequency electronic products such as antennas, antenna arrays, RF or microwave components, high-speed interconnects, filters, connectors, IC packages and printed circuit boards. Engineers worldwide use Ansys HFSS to design high-frequency, high-speed electronics found in communications systems, radar systems, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), satellites, internet-of-things (IoT) products and other high-speed RF and digital devices.
Ansys Icepak provides powerful electronic cooling solutions which utilize Ansys Fluent computational fluid dynamics (CFD) solver for thermal and fluid flow analyses of integrated circuits (ICs), packages, printed circuit boards (PCBs) and electronic assemblies. Icepak provides a CAD-centric solution for engineers who can leverage the easy-to-use ribbon interface to manage thermal issues within the same unified framework as Ansys HFSS, Ansys Maxwell and Ansys Q3D Extractor.
Ansys medini analyze software implements key safety analysis methods – hazard and operability (HAZOP) analysis, fault tree analysis (FTA), failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA), failure modes, effects and diagnostic analysis (FMEDA) – all in one integrated tool. It supports the efficient and consistent execution of the safety-related activities required by applicable safety standards. Ansys medini analyze is well integrated with other engineering tools, and enables model-based safety analysis using standards like SysML (ISO 26262, IEC 61508, ...).
SCADE Suite is a product line in the Ansys embedded software family that provides you with a model-based development environment for critical embedded software. With native integration of the formally defined Scade language, SCADE Suite is the integrated design environment for critical applications including requirements management, model-based design, simulation, verification, qualifiable/certified code generation and interoperability with other development tools and platforms. SCADE is certified by TÜV as qualified tool according to DO-178B/C, EN 50128, ISO 26262, and IEC 61508.
BQR offers a comprehensive Design for Reliability (DfR) suite comprising software tools that accelerate and optimize the design process. These solutions integrate design error detection with stress, thermal and service life prediction on the schematic-level, before PCB layout. The software enables you to design highly effective, reliable and innovative systems, shortening time-to-market, improving reliability and reducing failure and malfunction.
XJTAG's Boundary Scan solution provides a cost-effective way to prepare and create Boundary Scan test protocols. In conjunction with the schematic entry tools from Allegro, Altium, OrCAD, Siemens/Mentor and Zuken you successfully perform boundary scan test preparation and see test coverage in the schematic tool.
DFT Assistant datasheet
XJTAG's Boundary Scan test solution include in delivery a case with all the hardware and software needed to successfully perform boundary scan tests. The USB interface adapter XJLink or XJLink2 is used to establish the connection between the PC and the JTAG interface on the prototype circuit board.
Creepage and clearance analysis in NEXTRA is based on the ability to exactly or approximately calculate the distances between powered elements within an electro-mechanical design database. Creepage is thus defined as paths on the surface of insulators between two powered elements. Clearance however is the path through air between two powered elements. Relevant parameters that impact creepage and clearance violations are mostly identified and characterised in various standards, e.g. DIN EN 60664 (IEC 60664-1) in Europe, Germany or world-wide, respectively their sub-norms.
CAD-FlowManager provides an environment, flexibly adapted to existing company processes, for small and medium design teams to standardize and automate design workflows. Automatic notifications via emails and to-do lists indicate tasks to be processed. Users are assigned to function groups (roles) to make data accessible to colleagues with the same roles when sick or on vacation. The application and approval flow can be configured beyond departments to reflect company operations.
The Library Creator helps your team improve the quality and accuracy of the PCB library. Build 2D footprints and 3D models complete and in sync. Designers can choose from thousands of detailed 3D package models in the provided repository, create new packages from over 100 provided parametric templates, or leverage existing 3D models directly. Use rules to build footprints compliant to public standards like IPC or your own standards.
Allegro ECAD-MCAD Library Creator datasheet
WISE specializes in preparing, displaying and validating CAM data. Many users want to check the manufacturing data of their PCB layout software in a third-party vendor independent tool before the data is used for production. WISE has become known through the GerbTool, but today is also very committed to the IPC consortium to support and validate the new IPC 2581 standard.
FlowCAD's PCB layout services can expand your bandwidth. We can create your PCB layout on OrCAD, Allegro or other layout systems. Our experienced PCB designer are familiar with multiple layout systems as well as multiple industry requirements. We can be on site within your facilities and work in your network or you transfer the data to us and we work from our office in Feldkirchen close to Munich. The difference between these two models is just the travel cost. Our broad expertise covers applications like automotive, industrial automation, high current, high speed (SI / PI), telecom and IC-tester boards.
FlowCAD's simulation services can help you to perform electronic simulations. We support circuit simulations with PSpice, signal integrity, power integrity, thermal analysis, analysis of creepage and air gaps with the tools from Cadence or Ansys. We can help you build a simulation model library or run certain simulations for you. When purchasing your own simulation tool we can work on the first simulation projects after your training together to enable a fast learning curve.