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TechValidate Research on PADS

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2,253 Customers Surveyed

17,607 Data Points Collected

91 Published TechFacts

12 Published Charts

35 Published Case Studies



Selected Research Highlights


Research by TechValidate

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

Research by TechValidate

Best Value in PCB Design

We chose PADS over other PCB design tools because it offers the best value.

Source:

Zsolt Bolvari, Team leader Hardware Engineer, Greensolar Equipment Manufacturing LTD

Research by TechValidate

Case Study: Small Business Wholesale Distribution Company

Challenges

  • Our biggest signal integrity challenges are:
    • SERDES support
    • DDRx interface / timing validation

Use Case

  • Uses HyperLynx SI as part of the PADS ES suite.
  • Uses HyperLynx SI for pre-layout & post-route analysis.
  • Uses HyperLynx SI in their PCB design process for the following purposes:
    • To define & validate layer stackup
    • To define & capture high-speed constraints to drive layout

Results

  • We use HyperLynx signal integrity analysis as part of our PADS PCB design flow.
  • On a scale of 1-5, we give HyperLynx signal integrity a “5” for:
    • Ease of use
    • ‘What-if’ exploration
    • Fast, thorough results
    • Accuracy
    • Customer support

Source:

TechValidate Survey of a Small Business Wholesale Distribution Company

Research by TechValidate

Need an easy-to-use PCB design environment?

96% of surveyed customers who chose PADS for its ease of use would recommend PADS to a friend.

Source:

Survey of 306 PADS customers who chose PADS for its ease of use

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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

Research by TechValidate

Measuring the effectiveness of PADS PCB starter libraries on the overall design process

When asked about the effectiveness of the PADS starter libraries, customers replied their overall PCB design process will benefit from:

Increased productivity
45%
Higher confidence / less risk
44%
Faster time to market
27%
Other
18%

Note: this is a multiple-choice question – response percentages may not add up to 100.

Source:

TechValidate survey of 154 users of PADS PCB starter libraries



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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.

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