Zuken has enhanced the integration between Zuken’s Board Designer solution and Agilent Technologies Advanced Design System (ADS) software.
The improved integration creates a number of benefits, including allowing engineers to easily import net, component and pin names created in Board Designer into ADS, along with other geometries. This simplifies the process of finding target signals to simulate with Agilent’s EM tools, while also slashing the time it would normally take to complete this task.
"For more than 15 years we've been working closely with Agilent to deliver high-frequency design and analysis to our mutual customers, and we are pleased to make additional improvements to this solution,"said Kazuhiro Kariya, Chief Technology Officer at Zuken. "This enhanced integration will bring much smoother design and review processes for high-frequency PCB designers worldwide."
ADS, Agilent’s electronic design automation software for designing RF, microwave and high-speed digital applications, integrates seamlessly with CR-5000 Board Designer. The interface allows users to transfer physical routing structures and board material information from Board Designer to ADS. Once in ADS, engineers can use Agilent’s electromagnetic analysis tools, including Momentum and Finite Element Method simulators, to optimize the performance of their high-frequency circuits.
The newly enhanced interface is available with Zuken’s Board Designer version 14, part of the recently-released CR-5000 version 14 and the ADS 2012 release.