22 May 2012

Mentor Graphics PCB Update Seminar

Expedition Enterprise is touring Europe


Eight countries (including Finland and Netherlands) in five weeks. Customers across Europe will hear technical updates on Expedition Enterprise and HyperLynx at our annual PCB Update Seminars. PCB Update is designed to bring you up to speed on all of the latest capabilities within the Expedition Enterprise 7.9.3 and Hyperlynx 8.2 releases.


But it also provides a great opportunity to:

  • Share tips, tricks, and insights with colleagues who face similar challenges
  • Get practical advice from the experts who design, build, and support Mentor Graphics solutions
  • Gain inspiration and knowledge by connecting with peers


Who Should Attend

  • PCB Designer
  • CAD Manager
  • Team-/Project leader


What You Will Learn


Morning Sessions:

Expedition Enterprise 7.9.3:

  • Ease-of-use enhancements for DxDesigner
  • The introduction of 'iCES,' the next step in constraint management
  • The integration of vSure/Valor NPI into Expedition PCB Layout
  • Enhancements to Expedition PCB and XtremePCB

Hyperlynx 8.2:

  • De-coupling acceleration (unlimited cores)
  • Integrated co-simulation of power and thermal integrity for DC drop analysis
  • Integrated 3D via modeling for SerDes optimization (unlimited cores)
  • IBIS-AMI simulation & sweeps
  • Optional 3D via model acceleration


Afternoon sessions:

Advanced Routing Tips/Tricks

This session will focus on tips you probably didn’t learn in your Expedition 10.1 class. It will cover interactive and auto routing (when it’s useful; where it can save time). Functionality added in the last two releases will be revisted together with the Smart Utilities that are designed to simplify key routing tasks.


Power Distribution Network Design for Layout Designers

This session will give layout designers a better understanding of the physics behind plane design, an overview of tools that can help (Expedition PCB and HyperLynx PI), and a consistent process with which to use them. It will introduce HVM (high-speed verification methodology), a consistent process for planning, design & analysis, and verification of power distribution networks.



09h00 - Registration

09h30 - Expedition Enterprise Update

11h00 - HyperLynx Update

12h00 - Technology Leadership Awards*

12h15 - Lunch

13h15 - Advanced Routing Tips/Tricks

15h00 - Power Distribution Network Design for Layout Designers

16h30 - Conclusion


Seminar Details:

  • What: PCB Update
  • When: Thursday, June 7, 2012; 9:00 hr - 17:00 hr
  • Where: NH Koningshof Veldhoven, The Netherlands 
  • Presenters: Yossi Ben-Kalifa and Sami Aarras, both are Application Engineer at Mentor Graphics
  • Cost: Complimentary



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