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Parallel Link Design

Design parallel links such as DDR

The Parallel Link Designer app provides a dedicated system-level design and analysis environment for parallel links. Capture your parallel link designs graphically and experiment with different physical layouts and parameter sweeping to determine setup/hold timing and voltage margins for high-speed parallel links. Analyze parallel interfaces for compliance with timing and signal integrity constraints.

Use the Parallel Link Designer app to configure parallel links. Set simulation parameters, specify corner conditions, and define stimulus patterns. Set up pre-layout analysis to run SPICE and to conduct waveform and timing data analysis to analyze your custom parallel links. View and interpret the results using the Signal Integrity Viewer app. You can also set up and analyze the post-layout PCB database of your parallel link design if you have a license for RF PCB Toolbox™. You can modify the stackup and padstack models and customize vias and see how the changes impact your design.


Parallel Link DesignerAnalyze PCB designs for parallel link applications
Signal Integrity ViewerView the signal integrity results of Serial Link Designer or Parallel Link Designer app


Parallel Link Projects

Simulation Parameters Used in Parallel Link Design

Set parameters to control SPICE simulation and statistical, time domain, and waveform analysis.

Specify Corner Conditions in Parallel Link Design

Specify process corners and etch corners to simulate in parallel link project.

Stimulus Patterns in Parallel Link Design

Define stimulus patterns for time domain analysis in parallel link project.

Model Jitter and Noise While Designing Parallel Link

Add TX clock jitter, RX clock jitter, RX clock recovery jitter, and noise.

Pre-Layout Analysis

Pre-Layout Analysis of Parallel Link

Learn the basics of pre-layout analysis.

Customize Parallel Link Project for Pre-Layout Analysis

Edit transmission line models, designators, S-parameters, and IBIS files to customize pre-layout analysis.

Results of Pre-Layout Analysis in Parallel Link

View, interpret, and debug the pre-layout analysis results.

Run Parallel Simulations in Signal Integrity Toolbox

Reduce the time required to run a complete set of simulations by running the simulations in parallel with Parallel Computing Toolbox™.

Post-Layout Verification (Requires RF PCB Toolbox)

Post-Layout Verification of Parallel Link

Verify system-level SI and timing margins of PCB design databases.

Stackup and Extraction Control in Parallel link Project

Edit stackups and control padstack models.

Via and Stackup Management in Parallel Link Project

Manage vias and stackups using Stackup Editor and PadStack Editor.

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