Simulator Analyzes Signals and Noise in Packages and on P.C. Boards

Ansoft Corporation announces the immediate avail-ability of SIwave™ v2. SIwave, a full-wave elec-tromagnetic field simula-tor, analyzes signal- and power-integrity effects in high-performance printed circuit boards (PCBs) and integrated circuit (IC) packages. SIwave’s proprietary full-wave, finite-ele-ment technique allows designers to character-ize simultaneous switching noise (SSN), inter-symbol interference, power and ground bounce, resonances, reflections and coupling between traces and power/ground planes. Engineers are now able to model entire PCBs and package structures using an analysis engine to generate both frequency- and time- domain results.