WILSONVILLE, USA: Mentor Graphics Corp. announced that Siemens Building Technologies Division, Switzerland, has successfully benchmarked the Mentor Graphics Expedition Enterprise printed circuit board (PCB) design flow and has smoothly migrated from its existing Board Station design environment and tools of other PCB design solution vendors to Expedition Enterprise and the HyperLynx Signal Integrity (SI)/Power Integrity (PI) analysis product.
The Expedition Enterprise solution provides a concurrent team design flow capability, which enables multiple layout designers from remote locations to simultaneously work from a single design database.
This capability is built on Mentor's award-winning PCB layout architecture which allows for an interactive and automatic design within a single, correct-by-construction design environment. By using the Expedition Enterprise product, Siemens is able to shorten the development process, optimize their design capability, and reduce the number of design cycles.
Siemens Building Technologies Division selected the HyperLynx signal and power integrity product because of its accurate analysis and simulation capabilities, ease-of-use, and quick set-up time. It represents the ideal solution for today’s high-density PCBs.
Combined with the Expedition Enterprise platform, the HyperLynx product offers a comprehensive solution for designing high-performance electronic products. The HyperLynx product suite improves product quality and ensures predictable design costs by reducing the number of prototypes, manufacturing re-spins and overall development costs.
“After evaluating tools from Mentor Graphics and another well-known EDA supplier, the Expedition Enterprise flow finally gained the upper hand,” said Thomas Mäder, Director Hardware Engineering Group, Siemens Switzerland (AG), Building Technologies.
“The migration to the new Expedition tool generation was well managed and conducted successfully with great support from Mentor Graphics. We implemented a similar process as before, but with an improved flow that facilitates the cooperation between different locations. Starting as a pilot platform for a real project, which could be completed in less time than previous projects by eliminating many design issues, we have been able to successfully use the new technology after a short transition period.”
“We are very pleased to be able to further expand our long-term partnership with Siemens Building Technologies Division,” said Matthias Knoppik, Area Director for Mentor Graphics Central Europe.
“Mentor’s market-leading products such as Expedition Enterprise help global companies with international operations meet challenges that arise from having resources distributed around the world. This includes enterprise-wide management of IP (intellectual property) and of design teams, as well as supply-chain integration beyond the limits of individual locations. This leads to a boost in developer productivity and makes it easier for teams to collaborate, while ensuring the smooth exchange of information within the company.”