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Cadence Introduces Allegro X AI

Allegro X AI automates printed circuit board placement and routing for small-to-medium-sized designs, reducing physical layout, according to the company.

Allegro X AI automates printed circuit board placement and routing for small-to-medium-sized designs, reducing physical layout, according to the company.

The new AI offering from Cadence is built on and accessed through the Allegro X Design Platform. Image courtesy of Cadence.


Cadence Design Systems, Inc. has released the Cadence Allegro X AI technology, a next-generation system design technology that offers improvements in performance and automation, according to the company. The new AI offering is built on and accessed through the Allegro X Design Platform and offers time savings for printed circuit board design, with placement and routing (P&R) tasks reduced from days to minutes and with equivalent or higher quality compared with manually designed boards, the company adds.

The Allegro X AI technology leverages the scalability of the cloud for physical design automation, offering generative design of the PCB while ensuring the design is electrically correct and manufacturable. The new technology automates placement, metal pouring and critical net routing, and is integrated with fast signal integrity and power integrity analysis. Using the generative AI capabilities, customers can streamline their system design process achieving a 10X or more reduction in PCB design turnaround time.

The Allegro X AI technology enables the following benefits:

Improved productivity: Reduction in design turnaround time by automating placement, leveraging a scalable architecture that uses compute infrastructure on the cloud.

Quality of results: Placement automation using generative AI enables feasibility analysis in the early phases of design. Exploring a larger solution space than what is possible through manual methods, the technology drives optimization of metrics such as shorter wire lengths while adhering to the design constraints.

Design closure: Integrated tightly with system analysis technologies through the Allegro X Platform where the user can optimize the designs for electrical and thermal performance.

“Cadence is committed to delivering system design solutions that incorporate the power of AI and cloud technology to ensure the fastest turnaround times,” says Michael Jackson, corporate vice president of R&D at Cadence. “The new Allegro X AI technology extends Cadence’s technology leadership in PCB design and provides a transformative impact, offering customers greater productivity through AI-powered automation, improved engine performance and integration with Cadence’s system design and analysis product portfolio.”

The new Allegro X AI technology supports Cadence’s Intelligent System Design strategy, which enables customers to accelerate system innovation. Customers can learn more here. 

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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