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Mobile Devices PCB Design Optimization, by Samsung Mobile

Enabling design for manufacturing characteristic verification.

Future.Industry 2021

Accelerated PCB Design Verification, by LS Electric

The presentation covers the following: - Circuit Design Process(Navigator) System for design optimization - Automation of PCB Design Verification - Use of PollEx DFM/DFE in Circuit Design Process(Navigator) System - DFE, Rule-based verification of electrical characteristics(Signal Integrity, Power Integrity, EMI/EMC/ESD..)

Future.Industry 2021

Enabling Board-Level Simulation, by Altium

Leverage your existing digital twin investment where it matters most - early in the product realization process when reliability, quality, and manufacturability are most easily optimized. Perform rigorous 2D and 3D physics analyses with system and circuit simulations to assure power integrity, signal integrity, and EMI for power delivery systems and high-speed channels in electronic devices. Improve electronics thermal management with airflow predictions, temperature, and heat transfer in IC packages, PCBs, electronic assemblies/enclosures, and power electronics.

Future.Industry 2021

Panel Discussion: Designing for a Smart, Connected World

Digitalization changes all areas of life, from the way we stay informed, travel, connect, and buy things, to how products are manufactured. It is also changing business models, and the pace of innovation and the ability to disrupt are becoming key factors in staying globally competitive. At the center of this digital transformation lies electrification and electronics. Hear from electronics, automotive, and solution provider experts, to explore further how we need to transform to meet these challenges.

Future.Industry 2021

Proactive Electrical Root Cause Analysis is Easier Than You Think

It is a widely accepted fact that PCB design flaws (like clearance, impedance mismatch, return current path discontinuity) manifest into serious electrical issues (reflection, EMI, crosstalk, etc). Owing to the increasing complexity of designs, Engineers find it difficult to probe the root cause of potential electrical problems with traditional approaches like visual inspection, rule-of-thumb, datasheet guidelines, and simulation. With the numerous electrical rules in Altair’s PollEx DFE (Design For Electrical Validity) and DFE+ (Advanced Design for Electrical Validity), we can scan the complete design for SI, PI, EMI, and ESD issues in a few minutes. Such rule-based verification steps complement the traditional simulation techniques by increasing analysis coverage and overall design quality.

Future.Industry 2021

Accelerating Electronic Systems Development from Design to Manufacturing - Altair PollEx

Delivering electronics that delight consumers requires more than just linking the ECAD and MCAD worlds. It requires physics-based analysis at the speed of design and collaboration across disciplines throughout development. PollEx brings Altair’s simulation-driven design philosophy to the electronics industry, inspiring innovation while ensuring timing, performance, reliability, and compliance targets are met.

Product Overview Videos

Simulation-Driven Virtual Prototyping of Smart Products

Reprint of the July 2021 cover feature in Microwave Journal Simulation-driven virtual prototyping is employed in the design of modern smart products to accelerate product development speed, ensure intrinsic product qualities and improve the decision-making process during development. It results in smart products that are more cost effective with higher quality and reliability.

Articles

Designing Double-Data Rate (DDRx) Memory Interfaces Right the First Time

More and more smart connected devices need high-speed DDRx memory interfaces. The design of memory circuits has always required care, but PCB layouts for DDR memory are more demanding and traditional rules-based approaches are no longer sufficient, especially for the latest DDRx memory interface standards. Learn how Altair PollEx enables the optimization of DDRx timing, transmission lines, topology, and terminations ensuring signal integrity.

Webinars

Altair PollEx Basic Capabilities

Altair PollEx is the most comprehensive and integrated set of PCB design review and verification tools in the market for electrical, electronics and manufacturing engineers. PollEx Basic includes PollEx Modeler (PCB, CAM, BOM, Logic, CP).

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Altair PollEx Advanced Capabilities

Altair PollEx is the most comprehensive and integrated set of PCB design review and verification tools in the market for electrical, electronics and manufacturing engineers. PollEx Advanced Tools includes PollEx PCB Verification (DFM, DFA, DFE, DFE+ and Logic DFE), Solver (SI, PI and Thermal), MFGs (Mounting Emulator, Metal Mask Manager, Soldering Amount Calculator and etc.) and PollEx PCB UPE (Unified Part Editor).

Product Overview Videos

How Simulating for Manufacturability Drives Profitability

Smart connected devices are everywhere, in homes, in transportation, and at work. This means electronic system design (ESD) is having a greater influence on almost every type of product requiring new simulation tools to help achieve electronic, electrical, mechanical, thermal, and connectivity goals. New printed circuit board development opportunities also bring new production challenges for manufacturers, who must ensure process efficiency starting with identifying potential defects and optimizing for manufacturing in the design phase.

Technical Papers

Optimizing Printed Circuit Board Manufacturing Webinar Recording

Learn how Altair PollEx can make a new product introduction (NPI) profitable faster by identifying potential issues earlier and increasing PCB manufacturing efficiency. The comprehensive DFM/DFA analysis includes fabrication, assembly, test, flex/rigid-flex, substrate and panel features. See how PollEx exports manufacturing and validation data to production line machinery for fabrication, assembly, and end-of-line testing.

Webinars

Altair for Electronic System Design (ESD)

Electronic system design (ESD) is having a greater influence on almost every type of product requiring new simulation tools to help achieve electronic, electrical, mechanical, thermal, and connectivity goals. Altair’s simulation-driven design tools enable your team of specialized engineers to collaborate across all aspects of printed circuit board development from concept to manufacturing. Our products streamline your process, eliminate design iterations, and reduce time-to-market.

Brochures

How to Ensure Electronic System Reliability

Designing a reliable electronic system with minimum iterations is essential. Learn how to use Altair PollEx to review and improve PCB layouts earlier and drive robust designs with fast simulation tools for signal integrity, power integrity, thermal, EMI vulnerability and ESD protection, and more without relying on “rules of thumb”. Discover how PollEx fits into existing tool chains with unsurpassed connectivity to all the major ECAD systems.

Webinars

SI Analysis with Altair PollEx™ - DDR Design Case

The goal of Signal Integrity analysis in PollEx is to obtain the best signal quality by analyzing and adjusting multiple factors. This presentation introduces the solution, applies it to a DDR design case study, and includes a benchmark study.

Presentations

Guide to Electronic System Development

Manufacturers today are tasked with designing smart, connected products at a breakneck pace to stay ahead of the competition. As performance demands continually increase, packaging sizes become smaller, and device connectivity becomes more critical, schematic engineers and product designers need ways to make efficient design decisions and collaborate with one another to optimize complex interconnected mechanical and electromagnetic systems. To develop the next generation of smart products, organizations are turning simulation to improve device performance and drive profitability.

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Improving PCB Development

Samsung SDI is a global market leader in the high technology and environmental battery industry. The company moved from digital display control circuits to battery control circuits, requiring a different approach to new electronic designs and related PCB manufacturing technologies. After doing an evaluation, working closely with the Altair Team, they selected PollEx as it could match their objective to manage and enhance the process from design to manufacturing. With PollEx Samsung SDI successfully collaborates from a central solution saving 6M USD a year thanks to a major reduction of design iterations and revision checks. They started using PollEx for PCB design review, and verification by using DFM to detect manufacturing faults in the early design stage. Later they expanded the use with DFE to detect electrical failures earlier in the design process. And they are planning to start using PollEx Solvers for signal integrity, power integrity and thermal analysis.

Customer Stories

PollEx PCB Verification for Design for Electrical Engineering Plus

In this tutorial we will look at using PollEx PCB verification for electrical engineering plus.

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PollEx Underfill for Generating BGA Underfill Location

In this tutorial we will look at using PollEx to find the BGA Underfill location using the Underfill option.

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PollEx Test Point Location Generator for Extracting Test Point Location

In this tutorial we will look at using PollEx to extract the test point location using the test point location generator.

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PollEx Solder Quantity Calculator for Estimating Solder Amount

In this tutorial we will look at using PollEx to estimate the quantity of solder on a model.

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PollEx Router Machine JIG Generator for Extracting Router JIG Data

In this tutorial we will look at using PollEx to extract router JIG data.

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PollEx PCB Worksheet Planner for PCB Design Working Planner

In this tutorial we will look at using PollEx to create the PCB design working planner.

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PollEx PCB Golden Sample for PCB Design Golden Sample Generator

In this tutorial we will look at using PollEx to generate a PCB golden sample.

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PollEx Mounting Emulator for Verifying the Component Location and Angle

In this tutorial we will look at using PollEx to verify the component location and angle using the Mounting Emulator.

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PollEx Mounting Data Extractor for Extracting SMT Library Format

In this tutorial we will look at using PollEx to extract the SMT library format using the Mounting Data Extractor.

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PollEx Metal Mask Manager for Generating and Managing Metal Mask

In this tutorial we will look at using PollEx to generate and manage the metal mask using the Metal Mask Manager.

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PollEx Logic Verification for Logic Design for Electrical Engineering Logic DFE

In this tutorial we will look at using PollEx to to verify the DFE logic design for electrical engineering.

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PollEx Logic for Schematic Design Review

In this tutorial we will look at using PollEx for schematic design review.

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PollEx Gerber to PCB for Converting Gerber to Intelligent PCB Design Format

In this tutorial we will look at using PollEx to convert gerber files to intelligent PCB design format.

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PollEx GDSII Compare for Comparing and Extracting GDSII Format

In this tutorial we will look at using PollEx to compare and extract GDSII format using the GDSII Compare tool.

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PollEx CAM for Gerber Review

In this tutorial we will look at using PollEx CAM to review Gerber data.

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PollEx BOM for Reviewing a Bill of Materials

In this tutorial we will look at using PollEx BOM to review the bill of materials.

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PollEx Block JIG Generator for Extracting Block JIG Files from PCB Layout

In this tutorial we will look at using PollEx Block JIG Generator to extract block JIG files from the PCB layout.

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PollEx Unified Part Library Editor (UPE)

In this tutorial we will review the PollEx unified Part Library Editor for creating integrated part libraries.

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PollEx PCB Thermal for Board Level Analysis

In this tutorial we will look at using PollEx to run a PCB Thermal Simulation for Board Level Analysis.

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PollEx PCB Signal Integrity for Board Level Analysis

In this tutorial we will look at using PollEx to run PCB Signal Integrity for Board Level Analysis.

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PollEx PCB Power Integrity for Board Level Analysis

In this tutorial we will look at using PollEx to run a PCB Power Integrity for Board Level Analysis.

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PollEx PCB Redmark Plus for PCB Design Mark-up

In this tutorial we will look at the PollEx Redmark Plus capabilities for PCB design mark-up.

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Design PCBs Right the First Time

Altair PollEx with its comprehensive and integrated set of PCB design viewing, analysis and verification tools helps organizations to: Improve communication among multiple discipline engineers by overcoming difficulties due to usage of different data (structure) and application (toolsets). Incorporate practical solutions and customizing features vetted by global electronic leaders. Significantly reduce the number of design reviews and thereby achieve better time to market and cost

Webinars

Radiated emissions from PCBs - New Feko-PollEx interface

Introducing the new interface between Feko, PCB tool PollEx

Presentations

Reduce PCB Design Reviews From Design to Manufacturing Using Altair EDA Solution

Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) are integral part of the electronic devices. Though the complexity of the PCBs has evolved tremendously over the years, the design life cycle hasn’t changed and remains sequential with separate databases and component libraries for each stage. This webinar presents Altair’s unified solution for PCB design considerations, including DFM, DFA, DFE, Signal Integrity and Thermal Analysis.

Webinars

EM and EDA, from Concept to Production

Altair’s portfolio of simulation-driven design solutions covers – amongst many other disciplines – electromagnetics (EM) and electronic design automation (EDA).

Presentations

Altair Pollex - Design Review and Analysis of Printed Circuit Boards with PCB Modeler

Altair PollEx is the most comprehensive and integrated set of PCB design viewing, analysis and verification tools in the market for electrical, electronics and manufacturing engineers. Utilizing the PCB Modeler, users can quickly view and explore in detail PCB design data from all major industry formats.

Use Cases

Altair Pollex - Check the Quality of Designs with Rule-based PCB Verification Tool

Altair PollEx is the most comprehensive and integrated set of PCB design viewing, analysis and verification tools in the market for electrical, electronics and manufacturing engineers. It includes a powerful set of PCB design verification tools for electrical, manufacturing, and assembly.

Use Cases

PollEx PCB Modeler for PCB Design Review

Get started with PCB Modeler, easy-to-use and collaborative application, central application of PollEx with unsurpassed connectivity to major ECAD systems, to quickly visualize and review PCB designs without losing any ECAD design data.

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PollEx CP for PCB Design Comparison

Get started with PollEx CP, part of PollEx Suite, to easily and automatically compare different PCB designs and revisions, including schematics, layouts and BOM and with the possibility to export comparative reports with the results

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PollEx PCB Verification for Design for Manufacturing (DFM)

Get started with PollEx Verification for DFM, where PollEx’s rule-based DFM checking tool covers the manufacturing areas of board, component, drill, FPCB, package, pad, presence and size of masks for manufacturing equipment, pattern, optimization of via annular ring, placement and tooling and PCB space.

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