Hemant Shah, Cadence
Three ways to improve PCB design productivity and predictability with hierarchical interface-aware design capability
System designers are increasingly relying on standards-based interfaces to help them meet market demands for products that are faster, boast more bandwidth, and consume less power. Design authoring has traditionally involved working with busses or bundles, with a single-level hierarchical definition of a group of signals. This process, however, doesn’t result in a fast or easy way to connect interfaces. This article examines three ways in which a hierarchical interface-aware design capability can improve PCB design productivity and predictability.