SIMBEOR® Electromagnetic Signal Integrity Software

To Design Predictable PCB and Packaging Interconnects Operating at 6-100 Gbps and Beyond!

Simbeor is the one-stop solution for all interconnect budget exploration or pre-layout, design verification or post-layout, material parameters identification, and macro-modeling tasks. Simbeor is the industry-first measurement-validated tool for design of PCB and packaging interconnects. The accuracy of the models is ensured in Simbeor through the use of advanced algorithms for 3D full wave analysis, benchmarking and experimental validation. Simbeor beats the competition hands down, when it comes to validation of analysis with the measurements! Simulation of data links with the electromagnetic models eliminates uncertainties of simplified models and guaranties the first pass design success.


Fast 64-bit parallelized electromagnetic, multiport network, and rational macro-modeling engines Unique post-layout decomposition electromagnetic analysis in Board Analyzer™ tool Fast and accurate frequency, TDR/TDT, PRBS and compliance analyses of interconnects Fast synthesis of geometry for single and differential t-lines and via-holes with Via Analyzer™ tool Automation of S-parameters quality assurance and all macro modeling tasks with Touchstone Analyzer™ tool Fast interactive tuning and optimization of via geometries, material models and linear networks in SiTune™ tool Easy-to-learn and easy-to-use


Formally validated with measurements from DC to 50 GHz for analysis of 28-32 Gbps links Causal dielectric dispersion and loss models with anisotropy and weave effects Analysis of regular and multilayered conductors with unique models for nickel and surface roughness Unique broadband material parameters identification with accurate patented algorithm Unique macro modeling capabilities for consistent frequency and time domain analyses with S-parameters


#1 in price-performance (accuracy and productivity)! Low cost, flexible subscription scheme, node-locked and floating or network licenses

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SIMBEOR Overview

Simbeor is the industry-first measurement-validated electromagnetic signal integrity software for physical design of PCB and packaging interconnects for communication links operating at 6-100 Gb/s and beyond. Simbeor is the one-stop solution for all interconnect budget exploration (advanced stackup planning and pre-layout), design verification (post-layout), dielectric and conductor roughness models identification, and macro-modeling tasks.

Simbeor is a versatile and capable tool for a signal integrity practitioner to design predictable interconnects.

Simbeor fits into any interconnect design flow.

Simbeor interfaces are easy-to-learn and easy-to-use.

Simbeor application notes demonstrate typical problems solved with Simbeor.

Technical presentations provide more details on what signal degradation effects can be simulated with Simbeor solvers.

Simbeor Tools and Interfaces:

  • Board Analyzer™ - post-layout decompositional electromagnetic analysis.
  • Transmission Line Wizard - fast synthesis of any single-ended and differential line geometries (strip, micro-strip, CPW, CBCPW,...)
  • Via Analyzer™ - fast synthesis of via-holes and launches geometry.
  • Touchstone Analyzer™ - S-parameters plotting, quality assurance and rational macro-modeling.
  • Geometry Editor - pre and post-layout analyses of multi-layered circuits.
  • Linear Network Editor - draw or edit multiport networks (link path models)
  • SiTune™ - material models, geometry and linear network optimization.
  • Board Geometry Translators - ODB++, HyperLynx hyp-file, Allegro brd/mcm, PADS ASCII
  • Violation Browser™ - violation viewer for EMSAT rule checker.
  • Eye Analyzer™ - computation of eye diagram metrics and comparison of eye diagrams.
  • ICN Analyzer™ - computation of Integrated Crosstalk Noise and quck comparison with compliance mask.
  • Interactive Graphs - plot transmission line modal and RLGC(f) parameters, S-parameters, 10G and 25G compliance metrics, TDR/TDT, eye diagram.
  • Batch Mode - run analysis in batch mode for design automation.

Simbeor Solvers and Algorithms:

  • Simbeor 3DML™ - full-wave 3D analysis tool for multi-layered geometries:
    - Hybrid solver - Method of Lines + Trefftz Finite Elements + Method of Simultaneous Diagonalization (de-embedding).
    - Analysis of discontinuities and transmission lines with high-frequency (non-TEM) dispersion and anisotropy (any planar cross-section).
  • Simbeor 3DTF™ - first full-wave 3D analysis tool based on Trefftz Finite Elements (aka Ultra-Weak Discontinuous Galerkin's Wave Elements).
  • Simbeor SFS™ - unique quasi-static field solver for large t-line cross-sections (any planar cross-section):
    MoM, supports all dispersive isotropic material and conductor roughness models.
  • Linear Network Solvers - unique port-based circuit analysis with 7 solvers for frequency and time domain analyses of multiport networks based on Y or S-parameters (with sparse solvers for extremely large multiport networks), capabilities to extract GMS-parameters, test fixture S-parameters and deembed test fixture.
  • Rational Compactor™ - converts discrete S-parameter models into frequency-continuous rational macro-models for consistent frequency and time domain analyses.

Simbeor Application Domains

Interconnect structures on high-speed digital PCBs, Packages MCMs and ICs:

  • Regular multiconductor interconnects or transmission lines.
  • Periodically disrupted or terminated interconnects.
  • Transitions or discontinuities such as vias, micro-vias, breakouts,.
  • Embedded passives such as planar resistors, capacitors and inductors.

Practically unlimited frequency bandwidth:

  • Successfully validated with measurements from 10 KHz to 50 GHz

Passive elements of RF, hybrid, microwave and millimeter-wave integrated circuits (MICs and MMICs) and MEMS:

  • Planar strip-type, slot-type and hybrid transmission lines, periodic structures and discontinuities.
  • Filters, dividers/combiners, directional couplers, switchers, attenuators,.
  • Passive elements of amplifiers and oscillators such as inductors, capacitors, resistors,.
  • Planar antennas.