Automatic electro-thermal analysis is included into Mentor Graphics PCB Design System. 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.
Automated electro-thermal analysis is realized in the last version of Mentor Graphics PCB Design System. The special software tool AETA is developed and integrated into the Expedition Enterprise PCB Design System to automate the process of power-temperature traffic between electrical and thermal simulators. Furthermore AETA provides the graphical user interface and the possibility to use the different versions of Mentor Graphics software.