Join Z-planner founder Bill Hargin as he explores PCB trends that are leading to new PCB design methodology focused on using PCB stackup planning software. This video explores how Z-planner Enterprise is used to manage electrical integrity and impedance, providing a complete PCB stackup solution.
Z-planner Enterprise contains a stackup calculator which ensures signal integrity across a
PCB for various controlled impedance models to quickly simulate electrical performance based on the current stack up configuration.
Making use of Siemen’s Hyperlynx Field Solver, users are able to target specific differential impedances to determine specific circuit values based off of the copper trace specs and the calculated signal frequency characteristics.
Stackup planning requires more than just calculating controlled impedance. Z-planner Enterprise allows detailed insertion loss calculation within a stackup across any range of frequencies. Calculate your total insertion loss and determine specific sources for this loss including:
glass weave skew
By altering trace length, dielectric dissipation factors and copper material attributes, Z-planner Enterprise provides you with a valuable insight into the electrical integrity of your PCB stackup design.
Z-planner Enterprise optimizes the process of defining stackup requirements and documenting those requirements early in the design process, ensuring that pre-layout signal-integrity simulations are based on the most accurate laminate data available using a consistent stackup design methodology.