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Improve schematic designs with Xpedition Schematic Analysis

Today’s complex designs no longer allow for manual schematic review and verification. This paper discusses how an efficient, fully automated schematic analysis can be an enabler for design teams to eliminate schematic design errors, thereby reducing costly re-spins and improving time to market.

Common design issues during manual schematic review

  • Components not properly connected to power and/or ground

  • Missing power

  • Diodes oriented incorrectly

  • Nets missing receiver

  • Pin voltage mismatch (different voltage thresholds)

  • Wrong board-to-board connectors

  • Minor issues resulting in unnecessary delays, cost, and risk

The importance of fully automated schematic analysis

By fully automating schematic analysis to occur during schematic capture, rather than after, the development process shifts to the left, resulting in proven benefits such as reduced cycle time, lower costs, and the elimination of design spins.

This automated schematic analysis can save design teams hundreds of hours of visual inspection and lab debug time. The checks execute rapidly in parallel with schematic capture, such that layout can commence with the highest confidence for first-pass success.

What can Xpedition Schematic Analysis do?

  • Automates the detection of critical design errors

  • Has been proven to eliminate 50% to 70% of design respins caused by schematic errors and marginalities

  • Provides the confidence and assurance that design intent is implemented right the first time

  • Eliminates many hours of manual review, reduces risk, and delivers a fast ROI with minimal training.

Learn more about Xpedition Schematic Analysis.