PADS is a full-flow solution for PCB development, including schematic and analog analysis, layout and routing, signal and power integrity, thermal analysis and manufacturing preparation.
PADS schematic design is intuitive, making the capture and definition of schematic simple and fast.
Analog analysis ensures the functionality of design before proceeding to physical layout. PADS includes easy to use SPICE analog simulator.
Singal Integritiy consists of Pre-Layout Analysis and Post-Layout Analysis.
Pre-Layout simulation enables to predict and eliminate signal integrity problems early, enabling constraint routing, stackup planning, optimal clock and critical signal topologies and terminations prior to layout.
Post-Layout simulation analyze signal integrity and timing at three important points in design flow:
1. After part placement
2. After critical net routing
3. After detailed routing of the entire board.
PADS Layout enables to easily design printed circuit boards, both simple and complex – high-speed, analog and/or digital or RF.
Thermal Analysis allows user to analyze board-level thermal problems on placed, partially routed, or fully routed PCB designs.
PADS allows to use Interactive routing or Autorouting.
Interactive routing enables and disables features such as trace and via plowing, smoothing, pad entry, and trace-length monitoring, as you route.
Autorouting contains functions for high-speed applications, such as differential pair routing, includes unique rule assignements and automatic tuning of groups of nets to met min/max length and matched-length constraints.
DFM analysis detects manufacturing problems they occur, in fabrication or assembly.