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IESF: PCB Systems Design

Learn more about the latest tools and innovations for Automotive PCB Systems Design at IESF 2013 - Dearborn, MI, USA - September 19th, 2013. Highlights include dedicated breakout track, case studies and solution demonstrations.

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  • Keep it Clean With Fast High-Speed Design Screening
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    TECHNICAL SESSION Today’s design challenges of ensuring signal integrity, reliable timing, well behaved waveforms, acceptable levels of crosstalk, adequate power distribution and EMI levels, and meeting global regulatory requirements can no longer be met by outdated design methods and procedures that lack adequate simulation coverage and performance verification techniques. The absence of these key features can jeopardize first-time design success or profitable performance yields. This session will discuss a new approach that can quickly and accurately check the electrical performance robustness of a design as the schematic and layout design proceeds.

Presenter: Sarmad Khemmoro, Application Engineering Manager, Mentor Graphics
Presenter: Shreyas Bhat, Senior Application Engineer, Mentor Graphics
  • Multi-Board Systems Design
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    TECHNICAL SESSION Designing a complex system of multiple PCBs by a team of engineers demands a fully integrated set of tools all the way from system-level functional-block definition to partitioned PCBs. This session will introduce new technology that provides a single cockpit for all conceptual and logical system definitions, eliminating data re-entry errors and improving system performance.

Presenter: Rainer Asfalg, Product Line Director, Board Systems, Mentor Graphics
  • Solutions for System-Level Design Challenges    
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    TECHNICAL SESSION The industry is facing key challenges in the areas of accelerating design complexity, changing workforce demographics, and systems-aware engineering. The next generation of PCB systems technology must evolve to support cross-domain expertise requirements and increased team collaboration. This session will discuss Mentor’s key technology investments to address the challenges our customers are facing.

Presenter: Joe Krolla, Market Development Manager, Board Systems, Mentor Graphics
Guest Speakers
  • Bringing Best-in-Industry Capability to our Engineers to Free them to Innovate
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    GUEST SPEAKER This presentation will show an example of how Raytheon is integrating tools and processes to enable Electrical Systems engineers to achieve affordability, speed, and flawless execution. Engineers are in constant pressure to meet aggressive program schedule/targets while having to negotiate design decisions with thousands of design defect possibilities. They need help! Management must provide tools and processes to help them be effective by freeing them from transactional tasks, allowing them to innovate.

Presenter: Aaron Shin, Senior Director of Transition to Production, Raytheon
  • Design Methodology for HW Realization:   The Impact of ECAD/ECAE Integration
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    TECHNICAL SESSION The electrical hardware design development is an increasingly complex and fast exercise. While having to ensure that design requirements and delivery schedules are met, PCB engineers must conform to corporate processes and standards. Additionally, engineering tasks do not occur as expected; for example one major challenge is that the schematic reaches the layout (ECAD) before the critical simulation, modeling and analysis work (ECAE) is completed. To alleviate these obstacles, Delphi Electronics and Safety implemented a design methodology with a high level of integration and automation. In this session, we will highlight this methodology.

Presenter: Roukoz Atallah, Electrical Analysis and Hardware Engineering Processes and Tools Manager, Delphi
  • Design of Reliable Electronic Systems and Efficient Design Documentation Within the PCB Design Process
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    GUEST SPEAKER Functional Safety Process (ISO 26262) for designing and documenting safety related products is required by European Automotive producers. DFMEA is an important part of the Functional Safety process and is a required design process by all automotive producers. The PCB schematic can become the primary source for system definition and structure, and directly drive a highly automated DFMEA creation process for a component level DFMEA through a 3rd party tool. This component level DFMEA can then be merged with a system level DFMEA in existing commercially available tools. This information can also be imported into a Functional Safety analysis tool to facilitate the calculation of the Functional Safety Metrics. This session will highlight Delphi’s implementation of a functional safety process leveraging Expedition Enterprise and DfR Solutions Sherlock Design Assistant.

Presenter: Michael Varnau, Manager - Electrical Simulation and Magnetics Design; Power Electronics, Delphi
  • The Impact of SI/PI Analysis in PCB designs for Automotive Applications
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    TECHNICAL SESSION The need to design for signal (SI) and power (PI) integrity is becoming essential in automotive electronics as the use of high speed circuitry has been growing in areas such as infotainment, active safety and wireless applications. This presentation will highlight Delphi E&S implementation of an Expedition-HyperLynx SI/PI design capability that led to improved critical net design, component selection, PCB layout topologies, timing requirements, EMC, and layout constraint management.   

Presenter: George Jiang, Sr. Project Engineer, Delphi
  • Using Design for Manufacturing to Avoid Costly PCB Design Spins
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    TECHNICAL SESSION The session will explore the value of integrating Valor NPI into the PCB development cycle to avoid costly problems and reduce the number of board spins. Valor NPI can be used not just as a validation tool at the end of the PCB development cycle, but more of an iterative knowledge and experience capture tool to provide feedback to the PCB designer during the design process. Creating a bridge between the PCB Fabrication supplier, PCB Assembly process and the PCB designer is integral to success of any design project. Having each PCB Designer in possession of the same knowledge globally is important to maintaining the design quality and standards within a company.

Presenter: Joe Borland, Director, Global Electronics Engineering Tools and Processes, Autoliv