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New HyperLynx version available from Mentor Graphics

Posted: 22 Aug 2005     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:mentor graphics  hyperlynx 7.5  tool suite  signal integrity simulation  si simulation 

Mentor Graphics Corp. announced the latest version of its powerful and easy-to-implement tool suite for pre- and post-layout signal integrity (SI) simulation and analysis—HyperLynx 7.5.

According to the company, HyperLynx 7.5 includes significant productivity and technology enhancements targeted at emerging serdes interconnect standards such as pci-express, Hyper Transport, XAUI and SATA/SAS.

The new productivity enhancements include the intuitive "free-form" transmission-line schematic editor for pre-layout what-if exploration and design constraint development, enabling painless instantiation of SPICE and S-parameter models. All sources of signal loss are accounted for, including package parasitics, connector and via loss, as well as resistive and dielectric loss on the printed circuit board. Mentor added that the HyperLynx 7.5 manages these SI effects in the easy-to-use environment that has made HyperLynx the most widely used SI software in the world. The new version also includes the company's proprietary "Via Visualizer" technology to assist with detailed analysis of vias on a PCB. Other technology enhancements encompass major enhancements in batch simulation, user interface improvements, additional Serdes eye masks, SPICE modeling enhancements, and over 13,000 additional IBIS models. Compatible with all major PCB layout environments, these enhancements enable hardware engineers to effectively analyze multi-gigabit serial PCB interconnects.

"The design and analysis of Serdes interconnect on PCBs is an entirely new concept to a host of engineers and layout designers," shared Henry Potts, VP and GM of Mentor Graphics Systems Design Division. "This release of HyperLynx makes the process more intuitive, while providing a complete set of pre- and post-layout analysis functionality. Now, more of our users can capitalize on this interconnect technology and produce higher performance systems."

HyperLynx is compatible with each of Mentor's PCB design flows, including the Board Station Series, Expedition series and PADS PCB design environments, along with PCB layout systems from Cadence, Altium and Zuken.

HyperLynx 7.5 is available immediately with entry pricing starting at $4,133 and fully functioned at $39,200 (node locked; floating licenses are also available).




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