11 September 2018

What is new in HyperLynx® VX.2.4

The HyperLynx® VX.2.4 release now includes three previously separate HyperLynx installs: HyperLynx SI/PI /Thermal, HyperLynx Advanced Solvers and HyperLynx DRC.


New Features

HyperLynx SI/PI/Thermal VX.2.4 - Overview

HyperLynx SI/PI/Thermal VX.2.4 release contains a number of new features, as well as incremental improvements which are extremely helpful for both SI and PI analysis

  • Power-Aware SI Analysis
  • DC Drop
  • DDRx
  • General Signal Integrity
  • Scripting


HyperLynx Advanced Solvers VX.2.4 - Overview

Some major new capabilities in the HyperLynx Advanced Solvers VX.2.4 are:

  • User Interface Improvements:
    • Analysis theme for HyperLynx Advanced Solvers GUI
    • S-parameter Splitter
    • Bond Wire Bulk Editing
    • Holes around Bondwires in external reference
    • Circuit Netlist Dialog improvements
    • Project based on single simulation
    • Direct Results Opening / Drag & Drop
    • Layout Arc Improvements
    • Support circuit port with external reference
  • Import & Export Improvements
    • Layout Export from HLAS
    • Eport flat Netlist from F3D that can be imported into FWS or Hybrid Solver
    • Export tool / pin group agnostic Wrapper Netlist when exporting Spice Netlist or S-parameter Model
    • Report into multiple HTML
  • HyperLynx SI/PI Integration Improvements
    • Improved S-parameter Headers
    • Trace Etching Parameter
    • Via Back-Drilling
    • New Dielectric Material Model
    • Package modeling in Hybrid Solver - Bondwires
    • Unified Trace Modeling
  • HyperLynx 3D Explorer Improvements
    • Create pre-layout templates based on post layout designs in 3D Explorer
    • Post-Process Solve Project
  • Scripting and Automation
    • Unified Scripting Environment
    • Universal extration script using HLAS
  • Distributed Execution Improvements
    • Distributed LIcense Feature
    • LSF Cluster Integration
  • Accuracy and Solver Improvements
    • Improve trace over through hole modeling
    • Bridge delta gap for non-coplanar ports
    • Solver Compression accuracy
    • De-embedding in HL-FWS flow
    • Adaptive frequency sweep for long channels


HyperLynx DRC VX.2.4 - Overview

HyperLynx DRC VX.2.4 adds some important new functionality and fixes defects.

  • Layout database
  • Productivity
  • Engine
  • New Rules
    • Safety
    • Signal Integrity (SI)
    • Power Integrity (PI)
    • EMI/EMC
    • Analog
    • Utilities


HyperLynx VX.2.4 Compatible PCB Flows

All HyperLynx VX.2.4 products are fully compatilbe with the following PCB flows:

  • Xpedition Enterprise X-ENTP VX.2.4
  • Xpedition Package Integrator X-ICP VX.2.4
  • PADS Professional VX.2.4
  • PADS VX.2.4


HyperLynx VX.2.4 Platform Support Changes

HyperLynx product are no longer supported on Windows Server 2008 R2 and Red Hat Linux 6 Update 6 platforms.


The HyperLynx VX.2.4 Release Highlights can be found here.