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Ansys SIwave
Signal Integrity, Power Integrity, and EMI Analysis for PCB Design

A specialized tool for power integrity, signal integrity and EMI analysis of IC packages and PCBs. Solves power delivery systems and high-speed channels in electronic devices.

Dedicated PCB & Package Electromagnetics Simulation Software

SIwave helps you model, simulate and validate high-speed channels and complete power delivery systems typical in modern high-performance electronics. It accurately extracts multi-gigabit SERDES and memory buses, providing product sign-off compliance for various designs. SIwave’s full wave extraction of complete power distribution networks (PDN) enables you to verify noise margins and ensure impedance profiles are met through automatic decoupling analysis in low-voltage designs.

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    Full-Wave SI/PI Extraction
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    Feature: Virtual
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    Impedance / Crosstalk / EMI Scanning
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    Electro-Thermal Design
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Product Specs

SIwave helps you model, simulate and validate high-speed channels and complete power delivery systems typical in modern high-performance electronics. It accurately extracts multi-gigabit SERDES and memory buses, providing product sign-off compliance for various designs.

  • Layout and Geometry Import
  • IBIS and IBIS-AMI SerDes Analysis
  • Impedance and Crosstalk Scanning
  • EMI Solution
  • Electrothermal Analysis
  • Virtual Compliance
  • Multidomain System Modeling
  • High-Performance Computing
  • Automated Decoupling Capacitor
  • Electromigration Analysis

July 2021

What's New

In Ansys 2021 R2, Ansys SIwave contains new features that benefit PCB designers, SI/PI analysts and electrothermal engineers. The major changes include support for temperature-dependent materials in AC solver, the introduction of a new thermal link and SI Xplorer utility.

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Temperature-Dependent Materials in AC Solver

Support for temperature-dependent materials in the AC solver allows you to modify the conductivity of plane and traces, and derate the response of dynamic capacitors. This helps you to evaluate the performance of PCBs and packages at different temperatures more reliably.

New thermal link

New Thermal Link

An updated thermal link provides a more robust electrothermal design using Ansys Icepak from the Ansys Electronics Desktop.

New SI Xplorer Utility

New SI Xplorer Utility

The new SI Xplorer utility helps PCB designers to define stack-up and optimize via transitions in a single interface. SI Xplorer combines the already available built-in layer Stackup Wizard capability with the Via Wizard functionality in a single tool kit.

Applications

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PCBs, ICs and IC packages

Ansys’ complete PCB design solution enables you to simulates PCBs, ICs, and packages and accurately evaluate an entire system.

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EMI / EMC

Minimizing electromagnetic interference with simulation delivers high-performance, compliant and safe electronics systems, down to the microchip level.

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Electronics Reliability

Learn how Ansys integrated electronics reliability tools can help you  solve your biggest thermal, electrical and mechanical reliability challenges.

SIware applications

Case Studies

Ansys Case Study

Keep the Noise Down

Ansys electronics tools work together to solve coupled power integrity and signal integrity problems in designing robust electronic systems.

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Ansys + Creotech Instruments

Large-scale system analysis – calculated power integrity to drive faster evaluation of PCB power-related issues.

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Cutting the Cords

Simulation enables engineers to explore thermal management solutions in much less time than was possible in the past.

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Maintaining Power and Signal Integrity

The ever-changing hardware that supports big data and the Internet of Things must be fast, reliable and quickly developed.

SIWAVE CAPABILITIES

SIwave leverages advanced electromagnetic, thermal and mechanical simulators to dynamically link circuit and system simulation

Successful design of next-generation electronic products requires power integrity, signal integrity and thermal integrity co-analysis. SIwave uniquely handles the complexity of interconnect design from die-to-die across ICs, packages, connectors and boards.

SIwave enables electronics companies to achieve a competitive advantage with faster time to market, reduced costs and improved system performance.

Slware Capabilities

 

Key Features

SIwave helps you understand the performance of high-speed electronic products long before building a prototype in hardware.

  • 3-D solid modeling
  • Power-integrity analysis
  • Signal-integrity analysis
  • Many extraction types
  • Advance adaptive mesh refinement
  • High-performance computing

There are various extraction types supported by SIwave such as IC packaging RLCG IBIS for signals and power, touch panel RLCG unit cell, bus bar RLCG, power inverter/converter, and a specialized thin-plane solver for touch panel extractions.

EMI Scanner and EMI Xplorer provide automatic and customizable EMI design rule checks to quickly identify areas of potential interference on the design prior to simulation.

Ansys SIwave provides a DDR virtual compliance kit which in combination with DDR Wizard provides an end-to-end virtual compliance for designs using DDR technology.  Additionally, our new SPISim technology allows for simple compliance reporting for USB-C and COM calculations for IEEE 802.3bj and 802.3bs channels. The programming environment also enables customization and support to add eye masks and limit lines for different type of standards.

This multiphysics solution enables accurate thermal modeling of IC packages and PCBs using DC power loss from SIwave as a heat source. Icepak solves the challenges associated with dissipation of thermal energy from electronic components that may cause premature component failure due to overheating. You can then evaluate thermal stress with Ansys Mechanical. This multiphysics approach enables you to perform coupled EM–thermal–stress analysis for a complete understanding of the design prior to manufacturing.

SIWARE CABLE RESOURCES & EVENTS

Featured Webinars

On Demand Webinar
HFSS Regions in SIwave

Optimizing Speed with HFSS Regions in SIwave

Learn how the speed and accuracy of Ansys SIwave can be improved by leveraging HFSS Regions in SIwave, a cutting-edge technique for supporting high-speed printed circuit board (PCB) channel design requirements.

On Demand Webinar
Ansys On Demand Webinar

Ansys 2021 R1 Update: EMA3D Cable Faster EMC Solving for Large Systems

Join us for this webinar which showcases new Ansys EMA3D Cable features to help you streamline manual cable design.


Case Studies

Ansys Case Study

Keep the Noise Down

Ansys electronics tools work together to solve coupled power integrity and signal integrity problems in designing robust electronic systems.

Ansys Case Study pcb

Ansys + Creotech Instruments

Large-scale system analysis – calculated power integrity to drive faster evaluation of PCB power-related issues. 

Ansys Case Study

Maintaining Power and Signal Integrity

The ever-changing hardware that supports big data and the Internet of Things must be fast, reliable and quickly developed

Ansys Case Study chipset

Cutting the Cords

Simulation enables engineers to explore thermal management solutions in much less time than was possible in the past.



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