A Taiwanese memory specialist has decided to use Agilent's Advanced Design System (ADS) software for developing memory modules for the high-speed digital market today. Taiwan's ADATA company says this will bring products to market faster and reduce costs.
As the speed of data buses quickens, both signal integrity and power integrity become problematic, and traditional development approaches fall short.
ADS solves signal integrity and power integrity challenges using a full-wave electromagnetic simulator, called Momentum, to extract S-parameter models. A channel simulator analyses and characterises the signal channel.
The new ADS release further enhances the software’s power-integrity capability for areas such as component optimisation for Z-profile/current visualization with component effect/IBIS AMI support. It provides a more complete design flow for high-speed bus/serial link simulation. ADS works with high-speed digital measurement equipment such as the Infiniium 90000 series oscilloscope, J-BERT N4903B high-performance serial BERT and E5071C 20-Ghz ENA network analyser.