Length: 2 Days (16 hours)
This course covers modeling, simulation and analysis of parallel bus and serial link systems of high-speed printed circuit boards, using TopXplorer (Topology Explorer)-SystemSI Parallel Bus Analysis and Serial Link Analysis software.
In this course, you first use TopXplorer-SystemSI Parallel Bus Analysis II for block-level modeling, simulation and analysis of the pre-routed parallel-bus system. Next, you use TopXplorer-SystemSI Parallel Bus Analysis II for block-level modeling, and simulation and analysis of post-routed power-aware parallel-bus systems (including the power-distribution network). Finally, you use TopXplorer-SystemSI Serial Link Analysis II for block-level modeling, simulation and analysis of post-routed serial-link systems.
After completing this course, you will be able to:
- Build block-level topologies of pre- and post-routed parallel-bus systems (PBSs) and serial link systems (SLSs) in the TopXplorer-SystemSI Parallel Bus Analysis II and Serial Link Analysis II tools.
- Generate a W-Element transmission line model to represent the pre-routed parallel bus or serial link interfaces.
- Assign electrical models to the blocks of PBSs and SLSs.
- Connect blocks of PBSs and SLSs, using the model connection protocol (MCP).
- Set up analysis options for circuit/channel simulations of PBSs and channel simulation of SLSs.
- Set voltage and current probe points in PBSs and SLSs.
- Set up sweeping key design parameters defined in the electrical models of interconnects (PCBs and Packages), controller, receiver, transmitter and receiver, etc.
- Run simulations or sweep-mode simulations of pre-routed parallel bus systems and post-routed power-aware parallel bus systems.
- Run simulations or sweep-mode simulations of serial link systems, using AMI and IBIS-AMI models for the transmitter and receiver components.
- View simulation generated 2D plots, eye diagrams, BER eye, bathtub, impulse response, ramp response, etc.
- Generate simulation-based reports with tables and waveforms.
- Analyze simulation-based results, waveforms and tables to evaluate the power and signal integrity performance of the PBSs and SLSs.
- Use a built-in template with the serial-link system topology consisting of three coupled serial-link channels for simulation-based analysis to explore the effects of crosstalk on the primary serial link channel.
- Apply systematic process, in terms of strategies and solution, to resolve issues, which may arise in using TopXplorer-SystemSI tools.
Software Used in This Course
- Topology Explorer 17.4
OrCAD/Allegro 17.4QIR3 (SPB174); SIGRITY2021
Modules in this Course
- Modeling, Simulation and Analysis of Simple Parallel Bus Systems
- Modeling, Simulation and Analysis of Power-Aware Parallel Bus Systems
- Modeling, Simulation and Analysis of Serial Link Systems
- Electrical engineers and PCB designers involved with design-oriented modeling, simulation and analysis of pre-routed and post-routed high-speed parallel busand serial link systems
You must have a basic understanding of:
- Power and signal integrity issues in the high-speed parallel bus and serial link systems
- Transmission lines, S-parameters and electrical modeling of PCB and IC packages
- Printed circuit board layouts, such as layers, planes, stackup, vias, dielectric constants, conductivity, etc.