Signal Integrity Vendor List

High-Speed Board designers have come to rely upon the venerable IPC-D-317, "Design Guide For Electronic Packaging Utilizing High-Speed Techniques" in the design of their high-speed circuitry. Still, many of the equations used for electrical considerations can be complex and difficult to solve manually. IPC has therefore provided list of commercially available computer simulation programs that may be used for high-speed designs and signal integrity analysis.

This list is dynamic and IPC recognizes that other programs are available and will be included as the IPC is notified. This list is not comprehensive, nor are any of the programs endorsed by IPC.

If you are familiar with another commercially available simulation product or a change with one of the existing simulation programs, IPC encourages your input.

Please send your name, e-mail address, company name, and product change/addition information to JohnPerry@ipc.org. When providing information on a vendor product not currently listed, please include company name, product name, and company Web site, if possible.

Company/Location

Software

Program Category

(Signal Integrity Tool
or
Impedance Calculator)

Calculation Method

(Simple Equation,
Complex Equation,
Field Solver FEA,
Field Solver BEM)

Avant! Corp.
Fremont, CA

Hspice

Signal Integrity

Field Solver -FEA

Agilent Technologies
West Lake Village, CA
Eesof EDA group
(formerly Hewlett -Packard's HP Eesof division)

Advanced Design System

Signal Integrity

Complex Equation,

HFSS Designer (HPE8930 A/AN) Signal Integrity 3DField Solver-FEA

Analogy
Beaverton, OR

Saber

Signal Integrity

Complex Equation

Ansoft
Pittsburgh, PA

Serenade

Signal Integrity

Complex Equation

Spicelink Signal Integrity 2D FEM Field Solver, 3D BEM Static Filled Solver
HFSS Signal Integrity 3D FEM Full Wave Field Solver
Ensemble Signal Integrity 2.5D Planar MoM Foeld Solver
Optimetrics Signal Integrity Optimetrics Engine for Field Solver
PCB/MCM SI Signal Integrity Complex Equations, 2D/3D, Field Solver Neumann Filament/BEM Method for PCB/MCM
Full Wave Splice Signal Integrity Complex Equations
TPA Signal Integrity 3D BEM Field Solver for High Density Package
SIWAVE Signal Integrity FEM Field Solver for Board/Package resonnance analysis

Applied Simulation Technology
San Jose, CA

ApsimSI

Signal Integrity

2D+ Field Solver, Complex

RADIA EMI
Analysis
2D+ Field Solver, Complex
RPATH EMI Analysis 3D Static Solver
DELTAI Signal Integrity
3D Static Solver
FDTD Signal Integrity Full Wave
IBIS-TOOLS Signal Integrity IBIS Modeling

Cadence Design Systems
San Jose, CA

SPECCTRAQuest

Signal Integrity

Field Solver – FEA

VoltageStorm

Signal Integrity

Complex Equation

ClockStorm Signal Integrity Complex Equation
ElectronStorm Signal Integrity Complex Equation
SI Report Signal Integrity Complex Equation
Fire & Ice QX Signal Integrity 3D Field Solver

Deutsch Research
Palo Alto, CA

Dr.Spice/ TourboSpice

Signal Integrity

Complex Equation

ElectromagneticWorks Inc
Montreal, Quebec Canada

ATLASS Signal Integrity FEM Field Solver
EMS Signal Integrity 3D Field Solver
HFWorks Signal Integrity 3D Field Solver

Hewlett-Packard Co.
Palo Alto, CA

MDS Nonlinear Simulator (HP85155A)

Signal Integrity

Complex Equation

Hyperlynx

Redmond, WA
www.hyperlynx.com

LineSim - PreLayout

Signal Integrity

Complex Equation

Hyperlynx
Redmond, WA

BoardSim – PostLayout

Signal Integrity

Complex Equation

Incases
Denver, CO

EMC-Workbench

Signal Integrity

2D Field Solver

Innoveda, Inc.
Marlboro, MA
XTK, Hyperlynx, ePlanner Signal Integrity  
ITT A/CD.
Catherine Vincent
     

Mentor Interconnectix
Wilsonville, OR

IS Analyzer

Signal Integrity

Field Solver - FEA

IS Floor Planner Signal Integrity Field Solver – FEA
IS Optimizer Signal Integrity Field Solver – FEA
IS Synthesizer Signal Integrity Field Solver – FEA
IS Multi-Board

Signal Integrity

 

Field Solver - FEA

OptEM Eng
Calgary, Canada

EMC-Workbench

Signal Integrity

2D Field Solver

OptEM ID Signal Integrity 2D/3D Field Solve

OrCad
Beaverton, OR

Pspice, Pspice A/D

Signal Integrity

2D+ Field Solver

Polar Instruments
Beaverton, OR

Si8000m - Impedance calculator - 2d Field solver BEM
Si9000e - Signal Integrity - 2d Field solver BEM
Speedstack PCB - Stackup Impedance calculator - 2d Field solver BEM
Speedstack Si -  Stackup Insertion loss solver - 2d Field solver BEM

Impedance Calculator 2-D field solver

Protel Technology Inc.
Provo, UT

Protel 99 SE

Signal Integrity

3D Field Solver

Quantic Laboratories
Winnepeg, Man, Canada

    

Boardscan

Signal Integrity

2D+ Field Solver BEM

Greenfield 2d Impedance Calculator 2D Field Solver
Greenfield 3d Signal Integrity 3DField Solver - BEM
Omega PLUS
Signal Integrity/EMC
Higher-Order BEM, Dyadic Green's Functions
PCB Greenfield
System Level Signal Integrity
Higher-Order BEM, Dyadic Green's Functions

Rogers Corporation
Chandler, AZ

Impedance Calculation Program

Impedance Calculator

Complex Equation

Sigrity Inc
Santa Clara, CA
SPEED2000 Signal, Power and Ground Integrity Tool 3D Field Solver
Simberian Inc.
Las Vegas, NV
Simbeor Signal Integrity Tool 2D and 3D Field Solver, Decompositional EM Analysis

Viewlogic Systems Inc.
Marlborough, MA

ePlanner (pre-layout)

Signal Integrity

Telegrapher's Equation

XTK (post layout) Signal Integrity 2.5D Field Solver & Telegrapher's Equation
AC/Grade (power plane analysis) Signal Integrity Boundary Element Algorithm & Green's Function
QUIET (EMI analysis) Signal Integrity Green's Function & FDTD
Quiet Expert (Expert System) Signal Integrity Green's Function & FDTD

Sonnet Software, Inc
North Syracuse, NY

Sonnet Suites

Electromagnetic Simulation

 

SoftSim
(Technology Sources Ltd)
Cambridge, England

TrackSim

Signal Integrity

2D Field Solver BEM

TDA SYSTEMS
Portland, OR
Iconnect® TDR Software Signal Integrity Complex Equation

VeriBest
Boulder, CO

Signal Analyzer

Signal Integrity

Complex Equation

Viewlogic Systems Inc.
Marlborough, MA
XTK Signal Integrity Complex Equation
Zuken USA Inc.
Milpitas, CA
CR-8000 Design Force Signal Integrity, 2.5D BEM based 2D Field Solver, Complex Equation
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