Hot spots in IC packages can be caused by high current density being drawn by the device in that region. Correct design of power planes and ground planes can help avoid current bottlenecks. Ansys SIwave-DC helps you design current flow pathways and minimize voltage drop across packages and PCBs.

Simulations enable engineers to design PCBs with DC power integrity. It is critical that each of the devices on the board receives reliable power to ensure proper performance. Predictive simulations using Ansys SIwave-DC ensures that the power distribution network can source enough current to ICs on the PCB and into the IC packages. SIwave-DC performs DC analysis of low voltage, high current PCB and IC packages.