TechValidate Research on PADS

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2,093 Customers Surveyed

16,533 Data Points Collected

91 Published TechFacts

12 Published Charts

35 Published Case Studies



Selected Research Highlights


Research by TechValidate

PADS Signal Integrity Case Study: Large Enterprise Industrial Manufacturing Company

Challenges

  • Our biggest signal integrity challenges in PCB design are:
    • Ringing
    • Over/undershoot
    • Crosstalk
    • Timing
    • Via modeling
    • Electromagnetic simulation
    • DDRx interface / timing validation

Use Case

  • Has separate seats of HyperLynx and PADS.
  • Uses HyperLynx for post-route verification.
  • Uses HyperLynx SI in their PCB design process for the following purposes:
    • To confirm termination strategy
    • To define & validate layer stackup
    • To aid in component selection
    • To define & capture high-speed constraints to drive layout

Results

  • Saved 2 respins with HyperLynx.
  • On a scale of 1-5, rates their experiences with HyperLynx as follows:
    • Ease of use: 5
    • ‘What-if’ exploration: 4
    • Fast, thorough results: 4
    • Accuracy: 4
    • Customer support: 4

Testimonials

Has HyperLynx helped you identify and solve signal integrity issues?

YES!”

Source:

TechValidate Survey of a Large Enterprise Industrial Manufacturing Company

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Faster PCB Layout with PADS

80% of surveyed customers say that PCB layout is faster with PADS than with competitive tools.

5% - 60% faster: 80%
< 5%: 20%

Source:

Survey of 358 PADS customers

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Would you recommend PADS to a friend?

PADS customers overwhelmingly agree they would recommend PADS to others.

Yes: 86%
No: 14%

Source:

Survey of 737 PADS customers

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Benefits of doing in-house PCB layout

“When we purchased our own PADS license, we started doing the layouts in house. Compared to our previous arrangement, we have seen faster board completion, less re-spins, and a better finished product.

Doing the layout in-house removed communication difficulties, allowed cross-probing between schematic and layout, and allowed us to gain a better understanding of the information needed by our PCB contract manufacturers."

Source:

R&D Engineer, Medium Enterprise Metals & Mining Company

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Socomec Prefers PADS

Best in Class Results

Socomec is a French industrial group with manufacturing sites around the world. Specializing in the availability, control, and safety of low-voltage and UPS electrical networks, Socomec rates PADS as being superior to other desktop PCB routing tools in the following categories:

  • Easy to set up and learn
  • Faster
  • Better results
  • More efficient
  • More user controls
  • Better push and shove capabilities

Source:

Dinesh Chandra, Hardware Manager, Socomec Group

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Chinese Case Study: Large Enterprise Electronics Company

Challenges

  • Our biggest signal integrity challenges are:
    • Crosstalk
    • SERDES support
    • Via modeling
    • Electromagnetic simulation
    • DDRx interface / timing validation

Use Case

  • Owns separate seats of HyperLynx signal integrity and PADS.
  • Uses HyperLynx SI in pre-layout & post-route analysis.
  • Uses HyperLynx SI to define & capture high-speed constraints to drive PCB layout.

Results

  • Saved 10 respins with HyperLynx.
  • Uses HyperLynx as part of their PCB design flow.
  • Give HyperLynx a rating of ‘4’ (out of 5) for:
    • Ease of use
    • ‘What-if’ exploration
    • Fast, thorough results
    • Accuracy
    • Customer support.

Testimonials

“We use HyperLynx eye diagrams to solve high-speed issues.”

Source:

TechValidate Survey of a Large Enterprise Electronics Company



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About PADS

PADS®, Mentor Graphics’ desktop PCB design tool, enables development of PCBs within a highly productive, scalable, and easy-to-use environment.