Introduction to ANSYS SIwave


SIwave is an advanced analysis and design tool for complex PCBs, packages, silicon interposers, and RDLs. Employing multiple state-of-the-art full-wave EM solvers, SIwave helps designers solve SI, PI, EMI/EMC problems of Chip/Package/Board systems. In addition to generating S-parameters, RLCG extractions, and SPICE netlists, SIwave offers an array of different analyses, including impedance scan, DC IR drop, time-domain reflectometry (TDR), and impedance optimization of PDN using decoupling capacitors. Ports, terminations, and circuit elements can be inserted into the design to set up the simulation and to model the system end-to-end.


This training course walks new ANSYS SIwave users through simulation steps to run various types of SI/PI analyses using real high-speed boards as examples. These steps include the use of AEDT (ANSYS Electronics Desktop) circuit simulation and post-processing capabilities.


Learning Outcome

  • Know how to set up SI analyses in SIwave, including impedance scan, SYZ and TDR.
  • Know how to set up PI analyses in SIwave, including SYZ, RLGC, and decoupling capacitor optimization.
  • Know how to configure components including R, L, C, ports, terminations.
  • Know how to configure SPICE and S-parameter component models.


  • Familiarity with high-speed digital signal electronic engineering, including transmission line characteristic impedance, differential pairs, NEXT (near end cross talk) and FEXT (far end cross talk), and S-parameters.
  • Familiarity with printed circuit board (PCB) layouts, workflows (formats for import and export), and standards (e.g. DDR)

  • Prior experience with full wave electromagnetic simulation is helpful but not required.

Target Audience: Electronic engineers involved in high-speed PCB design and validation, including both signal integrity and power integrity

Teaching Method: Lectures and computer practical sessions to validate acquired knowledge. A training certificate is provided to all attendees who complete the course.

Learning Options: Training materials for this course are available with a ANSYS Learning Hub Subscription. If there is no active public schedule available, private training can be arranged. Please contact us.

Introduction to ANSYS SIwave



Topics Covered :

  • Basics: Importing 3rd party files, Layout operations, Component configuration, etc.

  • Importing 3rd party files, layout setup and component configuration

  • Signal Integrity

  • Power integrity

Agenda :

This is a one-day classroom course covering both lectures and workshops. For virtual training, this course is covered over 3 x 2 hour sessions.

  • Virtual Classroom Session 1 / Live Classroom Day 1
              Lecture M01.1: Intros
              Lecture M01.2  Import Scans
              Workshop 1.1: Layout Import
              Workshop 1.2: Layout Scan
              Lecture 02: Signal Integrity
              Workshop 2.1: Port Setup and SYZ
  • Virtual Classroom Session 2 / Live Classroom Day 1
              Workshop 2.2: TDR Wizard
              Workshop 2.3: Parametric Analysis
              Lecture M03.1: Power Integrity
              Lecture M03.2: Component Configuration
              Workshop 3.1: Package PDN RLGC

  • Virtual Classroom Session 3 / Live Classroom Day 1
              Workshop 3.2a: IRDrop Analysis singlephase
              Workshop 3.2b: IRDrop Analysis multiphase
              Workshop 3.3: Decap. Optimization PI Advisor
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