Automatic Electro-Thermal Analysis in Mentor Graphics PCB Design System
Automatic electro-thermal analysis is included into Mentor Graphics PCB Design System. The method of simultaneous iteration is used for board-level electro-thermal simulation. New software tool named TransPower is introduced to couple the electrical (Analog Designer) and thermal (BETAsoft) simulators. The design procedure is fully automated, human errors are eliminated, simulation time is significantly decreased, while accuracy and reliability are increased.