Re: Xtalk/Zo tools

alaa alani (alaa@lsi-logic.co.uk)
Thu, 18 Apr 96 08:43:49 BST

Hi all,
I don't think there is a cheap tool (depends of course on how cheap!) that tackles signal integrity issues. I 've attended demos and collected documents on these tools of which I can mention MQUAD, PNC, ANSOFT, and Metacircuit but all are EXPENSIVE and you need to be very careful in selecting the right one that meets your needs.

Regards,

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Dr. Alaa F. Alani
Senior Signal Integrity Eng. Tel: +44 (0)1344-413383
LSI-Logic Europe Plc. Fax: +44 (0)1344-413296
Grenville Place, The Ring E-mail: alaa@lsil.com
Bracknell, Berks RG12 1BP
England
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> From uknet!smtpgate.tcs.teradyne.com!fabrizio_zanella Wed Apr 17 21:03:27 1996
> Subject: Xtalk/Zo tools
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> REGARDING Xtalk/Zo tools
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> Hello SI engineers,
> Several times in the last couple of months I've been asked by customers if I
> can recommend an inexpensive tool which can calculate impedance, crosstalk for
> all the available types of printed circuit board constructions. We used CALIF
> from Mentor Graphics (previously sold by Integrity Engineering) here at
> Teradyne in the past. With CALIF we've had good luck correlating crosstalk
> and impedance calculations to empirical data.
> Are there any other accurate tools with a reasonable cost which the signal
> integrity community can share experiences on?
> Also, in the past five years I've attended several packaging, signal
> integrity, design conferences and the best overall has been Design Supercon
> (held every January in Santa Clara). It combines practical, real world design
> experiences with education on high speed problems without getting too
> theoretical. Are there any other conferences like Design Supercon which the
> group can recommend?
> Thanks and regards,
> Fabrizio Zanella
> Signal Integrity Engineer
> Teradyne
> 44 Simon Street
> Nashua NH 03060
> Tel: 603-792-3542
> FAX: 603-791-3046
> Email: fab@tcs.teradyne.com
>
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