PDN Channel Builder
The ANSYS SIwave CPS platform includes a PDN channel builder for automated creation of power-delivery networks within Apache Design's RedHawk and Totem products. The PDN channel builder streamlines the process of importing the package/PCB model into the RedHawk environment. It uses SIwave or Sentinel-PSI to create a database that includes the electrical model of the package/PCB and other relevant information. It also enables RedHawk to use the pertinent information in this database to hook up the package/PCB model to the chip layout for a package/PCB-aware IC analysis.