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CST PCB STUDIO™

CST PCB STUDIO™ (CST PCBS) is a specialist tool for signal integrity (SI), power integrity (PI), and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) analysis on printed circuit boards (PCB). It integrates easily into your design flow by providing powerful import filters for popular EDA tools from Cadence, Mentor Graphics, Zuken, and Altium. Prior to modeling and simulation, the imported layout is automatically checked in order to correct potential geometric errors.

The intuitive workflow of CST PCBS and its accurate and modern simulation techniques allow for investigations of any kind of PCBs, from single-layer boards up to multi-layer high-speed designs. Effects like resonances, reflections, crosstalk, power/ground bounce and simultaneous switching noise (SSN) can be simulated at any stage of product development, from pre-layout to post-layout phase.

An interactive selection manager allows the highlighting of nets and components in both the net list and the graphic view. Equipped with a parts library, CST PCBS makes it possible to exchange components quickly on the board in order to investigate and to improve power/ground decoupling etc.

CST PCBS is fully integrated in CST STUDIO SUITE™ so users can benefit from the manpower and experience invested in its world renowned user interface. A wide variety of imports allow the tight integration of CST PCBS with various design flows. For EMI analysis, results from CST PCBS can be used as the source for CST MICROWAVE STUDIO® simulations.

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Success Stories

 
Analyzing Power Integrity Issues from Power Plane Interactions

When a printed circuit board (PCB) includes a power plane that is near to signal traces or other power planes, there is a significant risk of energy transfer between parts of the system. Not only does this coupling lead to power switching noise being transferred into data signals, it also means that power supply systems may demonstrate additional resonances that are not seen in the individual components. This can affect the power integrity of the PCB and may reduce its speed or reliability. This paper will explore some of the potential power integrity issues that can affect a PCB and explain how simulation can be used to help reduce these effects..Read full article..

 
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