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Ansys RedHawk-SC Electrothermal for Interposer Power Integrity Analysis


Course Overview

The Ansys RedHawk-SC Electrothermal tool employs the RedHawk-SC extraction engine for high-capacity power integrity analysis with elastic compute technology.

In this course you will learn the Ansys interposer power integrity flow within RedHawk-SC Electrothermal. You will be introduced to the best-known methodologies for a large interposer PDN extraction taking into account Through Silicon Vias (TSV) and embedded Deep Trench Capacitors (eDTC). You will also learn to address fast GDSII conversion flow into DEF/LEF files and, Chip-level frequency-dependent RLCG parasitic generation and Full PDN CPM stitching for system PI simulation. A hands-on lab will accompany the training.


  • A basic understanding of interposer layout design and PDN analysis and, circuit SPICE model is desirable to benefit from this course.

Teaching Method

Self-paced slide presentation and computer practical sessions to validate acquired knowledge. Emphasis is placed on tool background & methodology as well as workshops.

Learning Outcomes

Following completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • List the sequence of steps needed for interposer extraction flow in RedHawk-SC Electrothermal.
  • GUI usage of the tool such as create and/or restore a saved session, flow setup and result review.
  • Convert the GDSII/OASIS layout file to DEF/LEF file format. 
  • Understand the structure of TSV and eDTC model and how to include it in the final model. 
  • Analyze the impedance profile and bump voltage drop for the interposer or the entire system PDN. 

 Available Dates

Learning Options

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


For virtual training, this course is covered over 1 x 1 -hour session lecture only.