Altair PollEx is the most comprehensive and integrated set of PCB design viewing, analysis and verification tools. It provides powerful rule-based checking tools (DFM, DFA and DFE) to detect faults early in design and also provides easy solution for SI and thermal analysis of PCBs using the integrated parts and material libraries.
PollEx is not just a printed circuit board (PCB) verification tool, it is solution that accelerates the development of today’s smart, connected, and tightly packaged electronic products. It is used by global industry leaders to improve efficiency, increase performance, enable teamwork, and enhance collaboration. Altair offers tools for full system analysis that integrate mechanical, thermal, electromagnetic, and embedded code design flow with PCB design.
Unified Part Library : Collaborate throughout product development with physical, logical, thermal, electrical, and assembly attribute data maintained in one place.
Early Design Simulation : PollEx provides checks for signal integrity, power integrity, EMI vulnerability and ESD protection, verifying return path routing, balanced differential pairs, and other criteria.
Detailed Performance Analysis : Achieve the performance and usability targets of today’s tightly packaged electronic devices with export to the engineering simulation across all disciplines.
Manufacturing Support : Increase efficiency of PCB fabrication, assembly, and end-of-line testing, with the export of fabricating, mounting, paneling, and testing data to production line machinery.
Integrates with Existing Tools : Pollex reads major ECAD file formats including: ODB++, IPC 2581, Gerber, Altium, Cadence, CADVANE, EAGLE, Mentor Graphics, PowerPCB, Zuken, and CAM350.
Part of a Broad Product Development Suite : Take advantage of Altair Units to employ Altair solvers including Altair® OptiStruct®, Altair® Radioss®, and Altair® Feko®, for detailed thermal, stress/vibration/drop, and EMI/EMC analysis.
PollEx PCB Modeler
PollEx PCB Modeler is an easy-to-use and collaborative application, central application of PollEx with unsurpassed connectivity to major ECAD systems, to quickly visualize and review PCB designs without losing any ECAD design data.
PollEx PCB Verification
Detect 900+ different design defects in early design stages with PollEx PCB Verification
PollEx PCB Solvers
Analysis of signal integrity and thermal problems via PollEx Servers
PollEx brings Altair’s simulation-driven design philosophy to the electronics industry, inspiring innovation while ensuring timing, performance, reliability, and compliance targets are met. It is used by global industry leaders to improve efficiency, increase performance, foster teamwork, and enhance collaboration.
Unified Part Library
All design processes are supported by a common Unified Part Library that enables engineers from different disciplines to efficiently collaborate on projects, sharing physical, logical, thermal, electrical, and assembly attribute data, centralized in one place.
Schematic Design Review
PollEx can import designs from all major ECAD vendors, including Cadence, Mentor Graphics, Zuken and Altium in addition to the industries neutral formats. Its modeling features support design reviews, including comparison between schematics and PCB data, so faults can be detected and solved early in the process without the need for expensive ECAD licenses.
Samsung SDI Customer story : https://www.altair.com/customer-story/samsung-improving-pcb-development
PCB Review, Inspection, and Verification
Pollex unsurpassed capabilities to reads major ECAD file formats and easy-to-use application foster collaboration of expert teams working on schematic and PCB design. Improve board layouts, and drive designs with simulation tools for signal integrity, power integrity, EMI vulnerability and ESD protection.
Track and inform multidisciplinary team members of design changes and revisions at the BOM, logical and PCB level, export smart documented reports of verification results, and easily share designs update documentation to consistently maintains the highest design quality.
Signal Integrity use cases : https://www.altair.com/resource/si-analysis-ddr-case