New Mentor PCB design platform provides shift-left active integration verification method

New Mentor PCB design platform provides shift-left active integration verification method

tenco 2019-05-10

Mentor, a Siemens Business has launched a new Xpedition printed circuit board (PCB) design platform focusing on multidimensional verification.Today, with the increasing complexity of the system, PCB designers find it difficult to detect problems in the early stages of design and development.Mentor's shift-left active integration verification platform enables engineers to find problems early in the schematic or Layout design phase by using the industry's most widely used verification tools in the design environment.This new platform is aimed at non-expert PCB engineers and provides accurate parallel design analysis and validation as well as comprehensive tool integration, resulting in significant time and cost savings while improving product quality.


According to a recent e-emulation driven design study conducted by Lifecycle Insights (13 September 2018), the average number of design revisions per project is 2.9, equivalent to approximately 16 days of unplanned development time and an additional cost of $826,000.The study found that by using the shift-left active integration validation method in the design process, PCB design teams improved their on-time delivery of projects, reduced design revisions, and improved design quality by 14%.

", according to a new study has been widely used in the design phase analysis and validation can be compressed directly support engineering managers design cycle, improve the quality of circuit board system at the same time, "Lifecycle Insights of the general manager and chief analyst Chad Jackson said," the Mentor in PCB design simulation solution in terms of advanced technology and methods is a key driver, we obtained the results of management personnel should pay close attention to these products."

A creative environment for non-expert PCB designers

The integrated verification platform provides quick and intuitive analysis and verification functions for non-expert PCB engineers and designers by utilizing industry best practice processes.This integrated validation technology, rolled out within the designer authoring tool, provides automated modeling, concurrent simulation, cross-display of results, and error checking in a unified environment.

Multidimensional validation solution

Xpedition platform includes the most extensive and powerful verification technology in the industry: schematic analysis;Signal integrity (SI) and power integrity (PI) analysis;Electrical code inspection (ERC);Thermal simulation;Vibration analysis;Machinability design (DFF);Assemblability design (DFA);And testability design (DFT).These integration techniques are applied in a unified design environment familiar to the designer or design team to provide early virtual design prototypes.From concept design to design handover to production, Xpedition provides a full-design process, multi-dimensional integrated verification solution.

"Recognizing the increasing complexity of system design, one of the key steps of Mentor is to provide our customers the industry's leading verification technology, the technology has been applied in special or in many instances," Mentor electronic systems, senior vice President of A.J.I ncorvaia said, "through our launch of the new PCB design personnel oriented Xpedition platform, the integration solution to realize the validation of the design process, so that the deployment of more simple, speed up the implementation results, and enable our customers to maximize the return on investment."

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