PDN Analyzer

Visual Power Analysis at Design Time


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Analyze - Modify - Analyze - without ever interrupting your design workflow.

Powered by CST ®, PDN Analyzer allows you to easily identify and resolve multi-network DC voltage and current density issues - directly in Altium Designer.

Altium’s PDN Analyzer tool integrates directly with Altium Designer so you can easily troubleshoot and detect issues like insufficient or excessive copper, uncontrolled voltage drops, marginal voltage at critical power pins, copper islands or peninsulas and similar issues that may be present with the power system in your PCB design.

PDN refers to the power system on printed circuit boards for active circuits. This system includes all interconnections from the voltage regulator module and the metallization of pads and die on integrated circuits that are used to supply and return power current.

 
 
Voltage Contour and Current Direction Indication

Contour lines and direction arrows provide a clear indication of voltage levels and current flow throughout your design.

 
 
Simultaneous Multi-Network Simulation

Simultaneous multi-network power delivery system simulation calculates network and return path interactions that simple batch simulation won’t provide.

 
 
DC Voltage and Current Density Layout Overlays
Easily identify and resolve DC voltage and current density issues during your board layout process.


 
 
HTML Reporting and Detailed Results
Multi-column sorting and integrated screenshots, in both the HTML Report and the Via/Pins results tabs, provide a detailed record of the simulation results in a configurable table.

 
 
Violation and Hot-Spot Flagging
Flag failing vias and planes with indications on the canvas, cross-probing from tooltips and results tabs, and highlighting vias with excessive current in 3D.



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