Design Automation


Software reduces auto-routing times on large PCBs

11 June 2008 Design Automation

XtremeAR from Mentor Graphics is a product targeted at electronics companies designing large printed circuit boards (PCBs). The second product to use the company's patented Xtreme design technology, XtremeAR enables the simultaneous execution of auto-routing on up to 15 processors in order to significantly reduce routing times on large boards. This computing power improves time-to-market for large designs, and also improves quality and system performance by enabling designers to perform several design trials and choose the best results.

Xtreme design technology provides the core to support multiple clients on a LAN or WAN network to simultaneously update a centrally located PCB design database. The platform also includes XtremePCB, an application targeted at users performing manual routing, which enables multiple CAD designers to simultaneously perform interactive place-and-route on a PCB with realtime updates to a common database.

XtremeAR is available now and utilises the same licences as XtremePCB clients, giving users the flexibility to use the Xtreme design technology on either manual layout or auto-routing, depending on their needs.

For more information contact ASIC Design Services, +27 (0)11 315 8316, info@asic.co.za, www.asic.co.za



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