Today’s increasing PCB complexity is triggering significant design methodology and analysis paradigm shifts that are driving rapid adoption of new simulation and performance verification design toolsets. Electronic system companies must deliver new products with target performance and power metrics on time and within collapsing market windows to maximize profitability. So as the electronics industry enters a Brave New World of design, some of the questions that must be answered include:
1. What design practices must change?
2. What are some of the more important issues that will drive this design paradigm shift?
3. What kind of changes should we expect for PCB performance analysis tools?