fiXtress Rapid Network Analysis Techniques for Electrical Stress Analysis


One of the most time-consuming and regular tasks of electrical engineers is calculating the power dissipation for the design in order to select the proper rating for each component and provide thermal guidance for component placement. fiXtress Rapid is a powerful tool that provides a different aspect of the calculation, by providing the voltage, power and current for each component, without checking signal integrity like Spice software.

Applying Ohm’s law in large and complex designs

fiXtress Rapid implements the network analysis quickly to verify and conduct quick checks for the calculated stress on each component. fiXtress Rapid goes over the different connections in the electrical network and uses different sources to identify the voltage drop for each component. It then quickly performs an Ohm’s law-based calculation for the current and power.

A different approach to electronics calculations

fiXtress Rapid  calculates the voltage current and power parameters only for DC circuitry. One of the major benefits of fiXtress Rapid’s approach is the relative ease of performing calculations for large circuits with complex digital components. In the case of a complex analysis, fiXtress Precise can account for AC circuits, and can model a steady state of complex designs by implementing Kirchhoff’s law. fiXtress Rapid is designed for day-to-day analysis calculations and verifications by allowing electronics engineers to operate the software at any time during design.

From design to DfR uses

Identifying and having the calculated values at your disposal can both accelerate and improve the design process. Furthermore, the results of the analysis allow you to perform stress derating and reliability analysis for electrical components. The calculation is performed rapidly, and the process can be used at any point of the design of the new schematic of the PCB. Running the software takes a few seconds and the results provide a highly reliable calculation for self-verification and quick design analysis.