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50 DESIGN007 MAGAZINE I DECEMBER 2020 Because a shift-left verification strategy pro- vides efficient, early detection of failures, it is possible to evaluate functional, electrical, ther- mal, and manufacturability trade-offs when they are easier and cheaper to modify, fix, and compare. It also supports cross-domain digital modeling and simulation without waiting for physical prototypes. Instead, digital prototypes drive verification. Given this ability to evaluate alternatives, the cost of the overall system can be greatly reduced. Capacity, Performance, Productivity, and Efficiency Process automation, abstraction, reuse, and scalable tool capacity sustain engineering pro- ductivity and process efficiency regardless of design complexity, so design and process complexity won't bog everything down. A next-generation systems design platform must provide scalability so it can be tailored to the user's needs based on their organization's size, challenges, and design team expertise. The platform must be able to predictably and reliably manage complex designs with, for example, a very high number of pins, nets, rules, and constraints, and it must deliver interactive and automated performance irre- spective of design size, complexity, or capac- ity. Automation of several key steps through- out the process—from schematic to layout and even verification—enables designers to be more productive while ensuring they are still in control of the design. Supplier Strength and Credibility To facilitate the successful adoption of a dig- ital transformation strategy, companies need EDA tools backed by a global supplier that can develop, enhance, and support next-generation design platforms. When selecting a next-gener- ation systems design platform, the natural ten- dency may be to focus on the solution and the technology behind it. And those are important. But companies should also look at the cre- dentials of the software tool supplier. Are they only a supplier, or are they capable of being a business partner that can contribute to your company's success? DESIGN007 David Wiens is a product marketing manager with Siemens Digital Industries Software. Vishay Intertechnology has launched a new series of low-impedance, Automotive Grade miniature aluminum electrolytic capacitors that combine high ripple currents up to 3.36 A with high temperature operation to +125 °C and very long useful life of 6,000 hours at 125°C. Compared to previous-generation solutions, Vishay BCcomponents 190 RTL series capaci- tors offer lower impedance and 10% to 15% higher ripple current. This allows designers to utilize fewer components, increasing design flexibility and saving board space. In addition, the AEC-Q200 qualified devices are available in smaller case sizes, ranging from 10 mm by 12 mm up to 18 mm by 35 mm. Featuring radial leads and a cylindrical aluminum case with pressure relief, insulated with a blue sleeve, the 190 RTL series offers rated voltages up to 50 V, capaci- tance from 100°F to 6800°F, and low maximum imped- ance down to 0.017 Ω. The capacitors are charge- and discharge-proof. As polarized aluminum electrolytic capacitors with a non-solid electrolyte, the RoHS-compliant devices are ideally suited for smoothing, filtering, and buff- ering in switch mode power supplies and DC/DC converters for high temperature industrial, automotive, telecommunica- tions, medical, and military applications. (Source: Globe Newswire) Vishay Aluminum Capacitors Increase Design Flexibility, Save Board Space

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