Tools

This section houses some of the software and tools we have developed for various projects. Please use the tools. If you would like to comment on the tools, please feel free to contact our software team.

Most of the tools in this section are written in Java, so to run them, you will need to enable the Java plugin on your browser. We also recommend that you get the latest version of java from here. We've developed and tested this software with Java version 7 Update 13.

To try out the tools, click on the image of the tool or the "Read More" button to go to the application's page.

Signal Integrity Simulator

Signal Integrity Simulator Screenshot

Overview

We developed this tool to help with our high speed design. It gives us a good idea on the sensitivity of the different line parameters, and lets us estimate a good baseline value for the parameters. This tool will estimate what the output eye diagram will look like given an excitation, and line/circuit element values. This code is built on a lumped element solver we developed. It's been checked in the lab, and works great up to 5 Gbps and as low as 100 kbps links on both PCBs and cable harnesses.