The board design phase is probably the longest step in new product introduction. Allegro® technology helps you to shorten your overall design process by improving individual and team productivity, as well as minimizing rework by bringing more and more of the post-design verification and analysis process into the early design stages.
Allegro PCB DesignTrue DFM Technology
Manufacturability is a fundamental requirement for all your designs. Ultimately, the burden of making a design manufacturable lies with the PCB designer, regardless of who is responsible for manufacturability. Allegro PCB DesignTrue DFM Technology brings more than 2,000 real-time manufacturability rule checks into the design environment, minimizing rework and easing new product introduction.
Integrated Manufacturing Constraints
Manufacturing rules are managed as constraints in the familiar constraints manager, coexisting independently with electrical rules that can have more or less constrictive constraints.
Real-Time DFM Verification
The design canvas shows DFM check violations in real time while designing, because the best time to find and fix errors is now, not later.
Signoff with Confidence
Double-check your DFM rules before signoff with a forced batch check of all rules for your whole design. If you do find something awry, it’s easy to locate and fix in your design.
Actionable Analysis Results for PCB Designers
PCB design is where the science of signal integrity goes from theoretical to real. By bringing actionable analysis results to the PCB designer–in their own environment–designers are able to complete complex designs faster by minimizing post-analysis rework.
Impedance Analysis and Vision
Trace segments or parts of a segment are color codes to show impedance discontinuities based on analysis of where the reference plane is. Segments are color coded to reflect if the impedance is above, below, or meets the impedance constraints.
Coupling Analysis and Vision
Coupling analysis and vision provides a view of where crosstalk issues may occur. Visual feedback on where higher coupling is occurring and who the aggressor is allows PCB designers to reduce iterations with signal integrity (SI) and power integrity (PI) engineers. Hovering over a trace gives designers detailed information needed to resolve the issues.
Return Path Checks
Easily find return path issues on your designs without waiting for the SI engineer to perform analysis and provide feedback.
Static Phase Check at a Via
Via transitions are included when calculating static phase back to driver pins.
Design in Interactive3D Canvas with Rigid-Flex
Your products all have three dimensions. And viewing them in 3D is great, but going back and forth from a 2D design and a 3D visualization feels a lot like trial and error. Don’t just view in 3D; design in 3D with the Allegro Interactive3D canvas.
3D Bending of Flex Material
Bend flex circuitry in your design individually or in groups to verify assembly and fit, and see any collisions that may be happen when folded.
3D Component Placement and Movement
Move and place components in 3D, where it’s easiest to find and fix collisions.
3D Spacing Measurements
Get accurate measurements of component and copper spacing in the natural and intuitive Interactive3D canvas.
Seamless ECAD/MCAD Collaboration
Product design is a collaborative, often iterative, process between multiple domain experts. It’s a delicate balancing act of maintaining the divide between domains of expertise, but allowing for smooth collaboration.
Automatic Update Notifications
Changes are always happening, and designers can’t spend all their time constantly checking for updates. But missing a critical update could be fatal to your designs. Receive push updates of changes when they happen, in the design environment, in the full design context.
Advanced Routing Features
PCB routing is where designers spend the majority of their work day. Productivity, teamwork, and right-the first-time accuracy are the best ways to shorten your overall design time.
Always cross your “t’s” and dot your ”i’s.” Clean up and optimize traces for spacing and balance, functionality, and manufacturablity with one quick look.
Automatically center individual routes between via and pin channels, and evenly space between multiple routes for clean and neat routes when hugging and shoving.
Route Clearance View
Avoid rejection—visualize object- and route-spacing constraints while routing to know if a trace will fit before attempting.
Reusable inductance compensation structures, or L-Comp structures, increase pin inductance to reduce socket capacitance. Place reusable parameterized structures to easily achieve required capacitance.