Intercept and Moss Bay EDA Offer a Low Cost EMC and SI Checking Solution

Real-Time Viewing of EMSAT Rule Violations is Now Available in Pantheon EMSAT Viewer
 
Santa Clara, CA – DESIGNCON – January 29, 2014 – Intercept Technology Inc., in partnership with Moss Bay EDA, today announces the availability of a low cost Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) solution. The software solution pairs the EMSAT post-layout EMC and SI design rule checkers, developed by IBM® and sold through Moss Bay EDA, with a customized Pantheon EMSAT Viewer that displays each violation on the board in real-time.
 
EMSAT-Pantheon Software FlowEMSAT now has several options for user flows from any layout software environment by utilizing Intercept’s numerous database translators. EMSAT customers can use a DSN file output to analyze a layout for EMC or SI errors. Pantheon reads the error file from EMSAT, then displays the list of errors in a custom EMSAT Viewer dialog for real-time viewing. The major advantage of this new product offering is that it allows all layout software environments access to the lower cost EMSAT software. 
 
“Intercept is always looking for ways to bring needed tools to the market place in an easy to use, affordable package,” says Dale Hanzelka, Director of Sales for Intercept. “Our partnership with Moss Bay EDA offers a creative, collaborative EMC and SI checking software solution that brings added value to the entire EDA industry.” 
 

EMSAT Violation Displayed in Pantheon

“Moss Bay EDA is pleased to partner with Intercept Technology to provide EMSAT customers a robust and easy to use violation viewer, with an in-depth array of layout file translators.  Powerful results can be attained from the dynamic synergy between these tools,” says Gene Garat, owner of Moss Bay EDA. 
 
The EMSAT EMC and SI software solutions provide a low cost, post-layout option that checks for the common violation types in a layout that lead to EMC or SI degradation. These rule types can be tailored to each design. Rule checking is accomplished by first reading in one of the following board file formats: .brd, .dsn, .hyp, .mcm, or .xml. Then, critical objects in the layout are designated, such as I/O nets, power/ground nets, clock nets, and decoupling capacitors. Once set, then each of the EMSAT rules are run on the design and errors are reported and stored in output files. 
 
Intercept’s Pantheon can utilize any one of its 35+ database translators  in tandem with the EMSAT viewer and EMSAT violation file to create a violations list that can be viewed real-time in the layout. Customers already using Intercept’s Pantheon can add the EMSAT viewer and analyze the design for EMC and SI violations during the design process, without having to wait for the board to be fully routed.
 
On and above this customized EMC and SI software solution, Intercept’s EDA software provides users with scalable design and engineering software that can be tailored for simpler designs to the most complex PCB , RF , Hybrid, high speed and mixed signal boards, panels, and panel arrays. Its software suite includes schematic, layout with DFM checking, and library management software, all complemented by powerful interfaces to mechanical, manufacturing, analysis, simulation, RF modeling, and documentation. Migration to Intercept products is made easy with its offering of over 30 database translators of various CAD, CAE, and library formats. Contact  sales@intercept.com to request a free 30 day trial, or to speak with a sales representative.
 
EMSAT is supported on WinXP/7, Linux Redhat 7 or later, and AIX 5.1. Intercept products are supported on WinXP/7/8, 32 or 64 bit, and Linux Redhat 5 or later.

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