Xpedition Enterprise

Xpedition Enterprise is the industry’s most innovative PCB design flow, providing integration from system design definition to manufacturing execution. Its unique technologies can reduce design cycles by 50 percent or more while significantly improving overall quality and resource efficiency.

Why choose Xpedition for electronic systems design

Multi-discipline systems engineering

Xpedition delivers integration, collaboration and co-design systems between IC packaging, multiboard, RF, harness, FPGA, and MCAD to ensure the flexibility and intuitive technologies you need. 

Concurrent design

Xpedition PCB design software supports multi-user, multi-site tool, and flow-based concurrent engineering throughout the product development process, dramatically reducing design cycles and improving product quality. 

Process automation

Xpedition combines ease-of-use with highly automated functionality to offer PCB designers industry leading advanced technologies to create today’s most complex designs.

Design data integrity

Xpedition engineering data management facilitates creation and management of engineering component library, and design data, to ensure quality, integrity and security throughout product development. 

Design verification

Verification during design ensures zero-spin products. Optimize products for performance and manufacturability, ensuring product quality, and reducing design errors or rework. 

Going beyond PCB design software

Xpedition Enterprise delivers the PCB design software functionality you need like layout and schematic but goes beyond to enable a fully integrated electronic systems design flow that bridges the gap from the IC to PCB to fabrication with integrated verification at every step.

PCB design best practices

Today, PCB design teams must deliver more complex products on even more compressed schedules. Get ahead of these challenges by learning the best practices of modern PCB design, which we have broken down into the five pillars of digital transformation.

Establishing a digitally integrated solution across multiple domains reduces manual intervention, fosters collaboration and improves transparency across disciplines.

With a digitally integrated and optimized multi-domain environment, all engineering teams, including IC, IC packaging, FPGA, and PCB design within electronics, as well as mechanical and software, can optimize the costs associated with a project, accelerate design time, manage data integrity and improve the quality of results. The best practices that can enable a digitally integrated and optimized multi-domain environment include:

  • ECAD/MCAD collaboration
  • Design/Manufacturing
  • Library and data management

In general, the PCB design process is the same no matter the tool, the team, the company or the culture. The differentiator is the manner of execution, where engineering productivity and efficiency play a significant role. This enables you to:

  • Predictably and reliably manage complex and high-capacity designs
  • Utilize advanced interactive and automated design support to accelerate routine tasks
  • Design correct-by-construction with a constraint-driven process
  • Implement concurrent team design-driven cycle-time reduction

The best practices that can enable engineering productivity and efficiency include:

  • Design automation
  • Analog/digital/RF
  • Concurrent design
  • Design reuse
  • Constraint driven design
  • Advanced design

While product and design complexity increases, associated tools and process complexity are also rising. By integrating verification throughout PCB design – starting very early, long before physical prototypes – engineering teams can smooth the entire electronic systems design process and increase design quality through digital-prototype driven, shift-left verification and cross-domain modeling.

Shift-left verification in the design flow eliminates the specialist bottleneck using automated, integrated tools. Cost and time are saved by finding problems early, during design, minimizing design iterations and manufacturing respins.

The best practices that can enable digital-prototype-driven verification include a shift-left approach to:

  • Schematic analysis
  • Thermal analysis
  • SI/PI
  • AMS
  • Manufacturability

From system requirements to implementation and manufacturing, a model-based systems engineering approach allows team members to view the entire system (electronic, electrical, mechanical and software) and model pieces, defining and optimizing interconnectivity and traceability from one domain to the other.

The best practices that can enable system-level model-based engineering include:

  • Multi-board
  • Electrical/electronic
  • FPGA/PCB optimization
  • IC/Package/PCB

Electronic systems design companies have always depended on a value chain of suppliers and manufacturing services to bring successful products to market. Connecting the demand for a product with the supply of its necessary parts has never been more complex than it is today. The answer is to design for supply chain resilience.

The best practices that can enable supply chain resilience include:

  • BOM validation
  • Best-known part availability
  • Validation of alternates

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