Seagate Reduces IR Drop, Accelerates Review Cycles, and Lowers Product Cost with Allegro and Sigrity Tools

The ECAD team at Seagate Technology was building a 5U chassis, but due to its multiple interconnected boards and cables, it was a challenge to understand the IR drop and system challenges. Subramian Ramanathan, Sr. Engineering Manager, and Shashi Singh, Hardware Engineer, describe how they used the Cadence® Allegro® schematic and layout technology with the Cadence Sigrity™ PowerDC™ tool for simulation. These tools gave results immediately, allowing modifications to the layout to lower IR drop before sending to review, ultimately accelerating review cycles and lowering overall cost.

Last Modified: August 8, 2016