Polar Instruments Launches Speedstack Si 2018 Edition


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Polar Instruments, a specialist provider of tools for PCB design, fabrication and test, announces a major enhancement for Speedstack Si.  Speedstack Si 2018 edition now incorporates the industry standard Polar Si9000e integrated insertion loss field solver engine – which lets the user both design and add comprehensive insertion loss graphs and stackup specification into Speedstack’s professional report printer. 

“Having a built in Polar insertion loss field solver in Speedstack as well as a seamless connection to the industry standard Si9000e solver adds significant capability for the fabricator and PCB technologist working with multi GHz designs,” explains Neil Chamberlain, Signal Integrity Product manager at Polar Instruments. “One of the key strengths of the Speedstack system is its ability to accurately document detailed specifications for each layer in a PCB stackup. By providing both graphical insertion loss data and live link to regularly updated material libraries the liaison between the design specification authority and the PCB fabricator is simplified and the communication path enhanced.” 

Speedstack is part of a suite of Signal integrity and documentation tools from Polar, enabling OEM PCB specifiers and fabricators to accurately communicate layer stackup and associated signal integrity requirements. Polar Impedance and Insertion loss field solvers, along with Impedance and Insertion loss test systems connect with Speedstack to close the loop between specifying, test vehicle generation, modeling and measurement.

About Polar Instruments

Polar Instruments is a market leader in designing and manufacturing tools to simplify and enhance the design, fabrication documentation and testing of printed circuit boards (PCBs). Polar’s innovative tools include the industry standard Controlled Impedance Test System (CITS) which provides the global PCB industry with an easy to use test system for high-speed digital and RF boards, as well as class-leading tools for fast and accurate design and testing of controlled impedance in PCBs. Polar also leads the industry in tools for PCB layer stackup design and documentation. Established in 1976 Polar has operations and channel partners  in the US, UK, Europe and Asia Pacific. The Polar logo and pixelated strip are copyright Polar Instruments Ltd.

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