iCD Releases Impedance Goal-seeking Functionality


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In-Circuit Design Pty Ltd (iCD), Australia, developer of the iCD Design Integrity software, has released a new target Impedance Goal Seeking Algorithm to add to the Stackup Planner functionality. This release will be rolled out to all iCD support customers as an update to their current software.

“Impedance Goal Seeking Algorithms can be used to match the trace width and clearance to the desired characteristic or differential trace impedance. By simply entering the desired impedance value, multiple passes of the field solver automatically narrow down the variables to obtain the selected impedance,” said Barry Olney, CEO of iCD. “Also, in this release, we have updated the bi-directional interface to Cadence Allegro and OrCAD allowing Cadence users to incorporate the extensive library of over 33,250 rigid and flexible dielectrics into their PCB design flow. Using the exact materials, that are stocked by your preferred fabricator, can increase accuracy by up to 5%."

The iCD Design Integrity software builds on the familiar ease of use of the popular online iCD Impedance Calculator software. iCD first launched the online calculator in 1996 to assist PCB designers with their high-speed design impedance control requirements. “At that time, there was virtually no way to determine trace impedance (especially differential) without the use of expensive simulation tools that few designers had access to,” said Olney.

In 2010, iCD released the Stackup Planner as an application and over the past nine years we have continued to add functionality to meet the demand for impedance control, AC power distribution network (PDN) analysis and Coplanar Waveguide (CPW) planning.

A complete list of material manufacturers and product types, that are included in the iCD Stackup Planner are listed here. Click here for a quick demonstration video of the new iCD Goal Seeking Algorithm in action.

About In-Circuit Design Pty Ltd

In-Circuit Design Pty Ltd, based in Australia, developer of the iCD Design Integrity software incorporating the iCD Stackup, PDN and CPW Planner software, is a PCB Design Service Bureau and specialist in board level simulation. For further information or to download a free evaluation of the software, please visit www.icd.com.au

 

 

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