Plot of current density in a via array connecting two power plane shapes, generated by HyperLynx PI

Understanding distribution of current in via arrays

The path of least resistance We all like to take the path of least resistance. If only it were easier…

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PCB design best practices pillar 3: digital prototype-driven verification

Today I will outline our third pillar of PCB design best practices, digital prototype-driven verification. When it comes to digital…

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Why you should attend User2User – North America

This one-day Siemens EDA User Group Meeting at the Santa Clara Marriott on Thursday, April 13th is your opportunity to…

What’s New in HyperLynx® – VX.2.8

Check out what’s new in the latest VX.2.8 release of HyperLynx – the industry’s complete family of analysis tools for…

Got integrity?

Got integrity?

Well, of course you do – most engineers are pretty good people.  Actually, as much as I’d like to brag…

Impedance

Impedance

Impedance is an important concept in many different realms of engineering. We often see it in our everyday life, especially…

What to analyze?

What to analyze?

In my previous blog, I talked about how a printed circuit board is nothing more than a path for signals…

Don’t let your board heat up your ICs

Don’t let your board heat up your ICs

What?  Isn’t that backwards?  Technically, yes.  The board is merely a pathway through which ICs talk to each other, and…

Co-simulation gets you the real answer

Co-simulation gets you the real answer

Simulation is a way of predicting reality.  The more information we put into the simulation, the better our prediction of…