Re: [SI-LIST] : IBIS Version 3.0

Gregory P. Fitzgerald (gpf@cadence.com)
Thu, 21 May 1998 09:12:53 -0400

I can't speak for other EDA companies but Cadence's Performance Engineering
group (High Speed PCB Design Tools) will begin supporting IBIS 3.0 in Q3
this year.

/Greg

At 03:58 PM 5/19/98 -0700, Jon Powell wrote:
>Ravinder,
>
>Whether or not to use 3.0 over 2.1 depends on a couple of things.
>
>the main enhancements to 2.1 (that I recall anyway) were:
>1) Transmission line description of packages (instead of lumped LC)
>2) Multi-Driver specification (literally a driver that has multiple
>stages that turn off and on at different times, like an early kicker).
>
>if you don't need the above things (or some of the other changes) or if
>2.1 is already giving good results, then you probably don't need to
>change.
>
>Another issue to explore:
>When will the EDA companies be supporting 3.0 ?(which probably is
>coupled somewhat to when 3.0 is officially opproved by EIA and I am out
>of the loop on that but I'm sure someone will comment when they read
>this).
>
>I recommend bouncing your question off ibis@eia.org for a more targetted
>reply.
>
>regards,
>jon
>
>
>
>
Greg Fitzgerald
Cadence Design Systems
Performance Engineering Business Unit
270 Chelmsford, MA 01824
Phone: 978-446-6638
FAX: 978-446-6798
e-mail:gpf@cadence.com
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