Mentor Graphics Announces PADS PCB Creation Platform

The PADS-based program adds drop analysis and electronic cooling capabilities.

Mentor Graphics has introduced a new product creation platform based on PADS PCB (printed circuit board) software. The goal is to help engineers develop PCB-based systems from concept through manufacturing, the company states.

This platform adds HyperLynx DC Drop for voltage drop analysis and FloTHERM XT for electronics cooling. These features help users:

  • Identify layout areas with excessive current density
  • Analyze voltage drops caused by insufficient copper across power supply rails
  • Interface with major MCAD vendors and vendor-neutral file formats
  • Access a CAD-centric solution for thermal simulation and electronic cooling
“Mentor is unrivaled in delivering technology innovation that enables competitive advantage for our customers. With Xpedition for enterprises, to PADS for the mainstream market, our solutions portfolio continues to evolve allowing the market to tackle the most complex product creation challenges,” said A.J. Incorvaia, vice president and general manager of Mentor Graphics Board Systems Division. “Our new PADS release with thermal and voltage analysis capabilities provides an intuitive solution that helps individual electronic designers go from design concept through manufacturing.”

For more information, visit Mentor Graphics.

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

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