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With the latest release (Sigrity and Systems Analysis 2022.1 HF2) of Clarity 3D Solver, support for encrypted component models is now available. With this functionality, vendors that supply 3D components, such as connectors, can now merge their mechanical CAD models with PCB designs and simulate as a single structure without revealing the physical IP of the 3D component. For Signal Integrity engineers, this means improved simulation accuracy as they will no longer need to cascade S-Parameter models but can now model the PCB and the connector as one combined structure.
The first 3D component vendor to take advantage of this functionality is Japan Aviation Electronics (JAE), as was announced at CadenceLIVE Japan in their presentation: Providing connector models for the electromagnetic field simulator Clarity. Presented by Hiroaki Ikeda, the Connector Product Planning Dev. of JAE.
The QR Codes below can be used to go directly to the JAE model site to download models for use in Clarity 3D Solver:
The JAE model site for Clarity 3D Solver includes models for:
Contact your local FAE if you need support merging these new models with your PCB designs in Clarity 3D Solver. Also, let them know if there are other connectors that you would like to see supported in Clarity 3D Solver.
Additional details on encrypted components can be found here: