SI Software Now Available!

brian burke (ipcorp@worldnet.att.net)
Thu, 01 Aug 1996 21:36:40 -0700

Dear Signal Integrity Engineer:

As you know, High Speed logic families bring data transmission frequencies into
the GigaHertz range creating subnanosecond pulse risetimes which require high
quality, well designed transmission lines for high speed data transfer. Poorly
designed systems suffer problems such as crosstalk, ringing reflections,
impedance mismatches, and severe attenuation which all contribute to pulse
degradation and large error margins in logic circuits.

In the fast-paced electronics design industry, efficient and dependable tools
for Electromagnetic and Transmission Line analysis are essential. Interactive
Products Corporation (IPC) has such tools. We have developed stand alone, and
embedded tools which allow quick and accurate electromagnetic analysis
(featuring parametric plotting capabilities) and transmission line simulation
for cables, connectors, PCB, VLSI, TAB technologies, and more...

Our stand alone tools allow importing of DXF, IGES models, drawing
capabilities, as well as selection of parameterized model objects (such as microstrip,
stripline and coplanar models). Our embedded tools were partially created
using the Cadence Design Systems SKILL language enabling our tools to be
executed within Cadence's Virtuoso and Allegro products! No File transfers
needed.

A demononstration version of our Transmission Line Designer (TLD) CAE software
tool for Microsoft Windows 3.1 is currently being made available. This demo
version is a full working copy, except the dielectric and conductor thicknesses
are fixed.

TLD is an electromagnetic field solver and transmission line simulator that
gives precise design information. Specifically, TLD can aid the designer in
the following ways:

* Quick and accurate analysis for user specified model properties
and analysis parameters,

* Parametric plotting that allows "What if?" scenarios by
plotting
impedance/crosstalk vs. user selected variables: Height to
Pitch
ratio, Width to Pitch ratio, Pitch to Height ratio,

* Optimization which automatically enables the user to update the
model to fit their design goal, and

* SPICE model creation and SPICE simulation capability.

To reserve a FREE copy of the TLD demo, or evaulation packages of our other tools such as IFS for
Cadence Virtuoso complete the questionnaire and return it today.

Interactive Products' Questionnaire
___________________________________

PLEASE TYPE AN "x" WHERE APPLICABLE:

1. Name:
Company Name:
Tel:
FAX:
e-mail:
Address
Mail Stop:
City:
State:
Country:
Zip Code:
Postal Code:

2. What type of product(s) does your company design/manufacture?

( ) IC ( ) Flex Circuits ( ) Other:
( ) Connectors ( ) TAB
( ) PGA ( ) PCB

3. What frequency range do you most commonly work in?

( ) less than 30MHz ( ) 100MHz - 200MHz ( ) greater than 500MHz
( ) 30MHz - 60MHz ( ) 200MHz - 300MHz ( ) All the above
( ) 60MHz - 100MHz ( ) 300MHz - 500MHz ( ) Other:

4. What is your CAD/CAE environment?

Cable/Connector IC Circuit Boards Export Facility
--------------- -------------------- ------------------ ----------------
( ) ProEngineer ( ) Mentor Graphics ( ) Mentor Graphics ( ) DXF
( ) SDRC(IDEAS) ( ) Cadence Virtuoso ( ) Cadence Allegro ( ) IGES
( ) AutoCad Version #: ( ) PCAD ( ) GDSII
( ) Other: ( ) Other: ( ) Gerber
( ) PDIF
( ) EDIF
( ) Other:

5. What Electromagnetic design tools do you currently use?

( ) Hewlett Packard - # of licenses:
( ) Quad Design - # of licenses:
( ) Helmholtz - # of licenses:
( ) MSC - # of licenses:
( ) ANSOFT - # of licenses:
( ) Proprietary In House
( ) Other: - # of licenses:

6. What type of operating system(s) do you have in your environment?

( ) DOS ( ) HP/UX 10.x ( ) SunOS 4.1.3 (Solaris 1.x)
( ) Windows3.1 ( ) AIX ( ) Solaris 2.0
( ) Windows95 ( ) OS/2 Warp ( ) Other:

e-mail, Call, Fax, or mail to:

Interactive Products Corp. Phone: (919) 319-1019
104 Laurie Lane FAX: (919) 319-1476
Cary, NC 27513 e-mail ipcorp@worldnet.att.net