"A no frills edition of the iCD Stackup Planner - provides everything you need to accurately model the characteristic and differential impedance of multilayer PCBs".
The iCD SmartSolver builds on the familiar ease of use of the popular iCD Stackup Planner software that has been used by over 15,000 PCB Designers and Engineers globally since 1996. Although it is a no frills edition of the iCD Stackup Planner, it provides everything you need to accurately model the characteristic and differential impedance of multilayer PCBs. The iCD SmartSolver has the same precision 2D BEM Field Solver as the Stackup Planner but does not have the high-speed design features and dielectric materials library.
The iCD SmartSolver supports dual build-up microstrip plus single and dual symmetric and asymmetric stripline configurations. Plated-through-hole (PTH) and Blind and Buried vias can be easily defined in the 'Via Span Editor'.
The Altium Designer 18 bidirectional interface with automatic rules creation can optionally be purchased to complement the software. Also, to make the SmartSolver more flexible, a USB dongle license can be additionally purchased to allow the software license to be moved between PCs.
The iCD SmartSolver offers the following features:
2D BEM Field Solver Technology - most affordable impedance control solution available
Powerful no frills Stackup Planner - industry leading precision for 8 signal/plane layers
Ideal for independent designer - nodelocked licensed to one PC or optionally to a USB dongle
Characteristic impedance, edge-coupled and broadside-coupled differential impedance
Dual build-up microstrip plus single and dual symmetric and asymmetric stripline
Support for PTH plus Blind and Buried vias
Optional Altium Designer bi-directional interface with Design Rules export
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impedance-simulation speed-across the entire stackup
Fast - Industry leading impedance-simulation speed-across the entire stackup
you expect from an industry-leading 2D (BEM) Field Solver
Easy to Use - quick, intuitive, and easy to learn spreadsheet-like interface, with default stackups
Affordable - arguably the most affordable Field Solver Impedance solution on the market