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At this year’s DesignCon, Meta held a session on ‘PowerTree-Based PDN Analysis, Correlation, and Signoff for MR/AR Systems.’ Presented by Kundan Chand and Grace Yu from Meta, they talked about power integrity (PI) analysis using Sigrity Aurora and Power Integrity tools such as PowerDC and OptimizePI.
The presentation covers some of the PDN design challenges in MR/VR systems, for example, the compact form factor, which limits the number of capacitors. There are also a number of PDN signoff challenges, such as the power system being very complicated, issues with design efficiency, and difficulties in viewing the whole power system.
To tackle some of these problems, Meta has been implementing Cadence tools. They mentioned that Cadence Aurora PowerTree was particularly helpful in:
Meta concluded that an Aurora PowerTree-based flow can be helpful in driving up efficiency in the product design cycle. It can prevent late stack-up change and signoff delays, and make ECO easier to track. For more about how Meta is using Power Integrity and Sigrity Aurora, view their presentation.
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