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ansoft designer studentversion: what can i use it for?

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hi

i design digital boards, and I would like to know, if what can i use the program use for? Ansoft Designer SV -free student version. I am interested in board-level signal integrity, and power integrity.

-can i draw a model of a split-powerplane pair, and anayze it for impedance vs frequency?
-can I draw a model of a trace or differential pair and alanyze it for signal propagation: reflection waveforms (eye) and S-parameters?
-can I anayze for current return path discontinuities with irregular Gnd plane and a trace?
-what else?

i think I would draw a model of a trace: same width, lenfgth, via-s, and stackup as on the original PCB design.

Is there a manual, or something?
 

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how to import pcb design in ansoft

From my experience, you cant use it for time domain simulation, nor for a planar EM analysis where a dense mesh is required ( limited number of elements).

I remember seeing a Designer manual posted here a while ago.

Software is definitely worth playing with!

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and what if i use a not-dense mesh? 10*10

and i also can not simulate a DC current in a plane?

for some programs, we can import a complete pcb design. but what if i just want to simulate a simple structure: for exanple i draw one single trace with 2 vias.
 

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buenos said:
hi

i design digital boards, and I would like to know, if what can i use the program use for? Ansoft Designer SV -free student version. I am interested in board-level signal integrity, and power integrity.

-can i draw a model of a split-powerplane pair, and anayze it for impedance vs frequency?
-can I draw a model of a trace or differential pair and alanyze it for signal propagation: reflection waveforms (eye) and S-parameters?
-can I anayze for current return path discontinuities with irregular Gnd plane and a trace?
-what else?

i think I would draw a model of a trace: same width, lenfgth, via-s, and stackup as on the original PCB design.

Is there a manual, or something?

From my experience, I think ansoft designer assuming that ground plane is infinite, so you can't make irregular ground plane. Ansoft designer just work in frequency domain. I have some ansoft designer tutorial.
 

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is that software has to anything with Antennas?
 

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