Electrical Rule Checks

HyperLynx Design Rule Checking (DRC)

HyperLynx® DRC rapidly identifies PCB design issues affecting EMI/EMC signal integrity and power integrity.

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  • Fast and comprehensive electrical design verification
  • Automated approach can be used iteratively to identify design violations that lead to signal integrity, power integrity, and EMI/EMC issues
  • Eliminating manual inspection and PCB cycle bottlenecks

Supports built-in and customer rules

Scan and flag areas of potential EMI, SI and PI problems.

Powerful DRC rule capabilities

Supportsimplementation of the most complex rule for all aspects of electrical rule checking.

Intuitive, easy-to-use graphical interface

Results can be presented in spreadsheet format, sortable by user selection.

HyperLynx DRC: Identifying PI Issues

Learn how HyperLynx DRC can help identify power integrity issues in your layout design. This video will discuss power distribution network challenges such as effective decoupling capacitor placement, as well as typical processes to find design errors that involve time-consuming, inaccurate manual inspections. An alternative will be introduced that is automated, robust, accurate and not dependent on limited resources or availability of domain experts.

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Technical Specifications

Automatic and customizable rules for routing and electrical design verification:
  • Support for designs created in Mentor and non-Mentor PCB flows, as well as ODB++ and IPC-2581 formats

  • Built-in rules, which can be parameterized, scan and flag areas of potential EMI, SI, and PI problems on PCBs

  • Electrical rule checks quickly screen and identify nets for further analysis or simulation

  • Powerful DRC capabilities allow for implementation of complex rules for all aspects of electrical rule checking

  • Intuitive graphical interface presents comprehensive results in a spreadsheet format, sortable by user selection

  • Standard DRCs perform comprehensive board design reviews to identify traces crossing splits, reference plane changes, decoupling capacitor placement, shielding issues, and via checks (available rules vary by configuration)

  • Database object access through the automation object model (AOM)

  • Ability to share design violations with others using ShareLists in HTML format

  • Cross-probe between board viewer and location of design violation (HyperLynx DRC Standard and Developer editions only)

  • Script writing and debugging environment (Developer only)

  • Custom rule creation with extensive customization (Developer only)

  • VBScript and JavaScript support (Developer only)

  • Thorough documentation of AOM and DRC coding standards (Developer only)

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