New ABL Data Transfer Offers More Efficient Integration with PCB Environment
Intercept Technology, Inc., a leader in PCB/Hybrid/RF electrical engineering applications, recently launches an enhanced bidirectional link between Intercept’s Mozaix schematic and Pantheon layout design applications and Agilent’s ADS software. By utilizing Agilent’s enhanced ADS Board Link (ABL) data transfer format, Intercept leads the way to a streamlined PCB integration with greater flexibility of data transfer and easier management of data integrity.
This bidirectional capability utilizes Agilent’s ABL format to import schematic and layout information, in tandem with a library of ADS models in Intercept format. The combined information is imported into Intercept’s Mozaix schematic, and then annotated from Mozaix to Pantheon PCB/Hybrid/RF layout. Layout changes can be annotated back to the Mozaix schematic, and then exported to ADS for further analysis. The bidirectional link also includes the ability for fully intelligent layout blocks with hierarchy to be passed seamlessly between the products, allowing simulated circuits to be reused any number of times in the layout. For demonstrations, visit Intercept at booth 1143 in the Tampa Convention Center.
“Agilent’s new Board Link format offers a more streamlined and dynamic integration with PCB design environments,” says Dale Hanzelka, Director of Sales for Intercept. “We have been working closely with the Agilent team to ensure success for our customers and for the needs of the industry.”
Intercept’s RF design products are available for purchase with Pantheon, Intercept’s PCB/Hybrid/RF layout design application, and Mozaix, Intercept’s schematic design application. All Intercept products are available to customers on Linux and Windows platforms.
Intercept Technology Inc. is the leading supplier of PCB, Hybrid, and RF software solutions. Intercept's EDA software suite includes PCB layout design with specialized RF, Hybrid, and high speed design options, schematic design, simulation interfaces, design for manufacture (DFM) rules checking, library management, and 35+ database translators and interfaces that facilitate full environment migration and the completion of RF, Hybrid, High Speed, SiP, Analog, Digital, and Mixed-Signal designs. Additionally, Intercept's software solutions are scalable, serving small, medium and large sized companies. For more information, visit www.intercept.com.
SOURCE: Intercept Technology