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Typical Configuration  

Typical Configuration

W2359EP PIPro software license

  • R-35A-001-A Node-locked license
  • R-36A-001-L 12 months upgrades and support - node-locked


Prices for: United States

* Prices are subject to change without notice. Prices shown are Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices (MSRP). Prices shown are exclusive of taxes.

Key Features & Specifications

Key benefits of PIPro include:

  • Speed and Accuracy - The EM technologies in PIPro are tuned specifically for Power Integrity (PI) applications, they are much faster and more efficient than general purpose EM tools.
  • Designed for Usability - PIPro shares a common graphical user interface (GUI) in Advanced Design System (ADS) that is architected specifically for PI analysis. Navigating and setting up EM simulations on complex PCBs is made fast and simple with a net-driven use model. With the high-capacity solvers in PIPro, it is no longer necessary to spend hours manually simplifying designs, such as cookie-cutting and removing layers and nets, that is typically done with general purpose EM tools. Also, setting up EM ports and solver settings is much more automated than in general purpose EM tools.
  • Cohesive Work Flow - With one common environment for both SI and PI analyses, one setup can be easily copied from one analysis-type to another. Resulting EM models transfer seamlessly back to schematic for futher simulation with Transient and Channel simulators. This flow eliminates the need to switch between different point tools, saving valuable engineering time.


ADS Signal and Power IntegrityPIPro provides power integrity analysis of your power distribution network (PDN), including DC IR drop analysis, AC impedance analysis and power plane resonance analysis. PIPro utilizes a common setup and analysis environment within Advanced Design System (ADS).

PIPro Work Flow

The PIPro work flow includes design import, analysis setup, simulation, analyses and automatic schematic generation for further simulation.

Design Import

PCB layout designs can be imported to ADS using ODB++, .brd (Cadence Allegro) and ADFI formats. Once in ADS, the design is opened in the SIPro / PIPro analysis environment where it is viewed, zoomed and rotated in 3D.

PIPro Analysis Setup

Select the Voltage Regulator Modules (VRMs), components and sinks that you want to include in the analysis. For AC analysis, specify component models to be used for decoupling capacitors (decaps)

PIPro Simulation

The following analyses can be performed in PIPro:

DC IR DropDC IR drop analysis

  • Voltage delivered to each sink, and failures based on user-defined tolerances
  • Current flow through each via, and failures based on user-defined maximum values
  • 3D voltage distribution plot
  • 3D current density plot
  • 3D power loss density plot

PDN impedance plot

AC PDN impedance analysis

  • PDN impedances vs. frequency
  • S-parameter model extraction of PDN
  • 3D field plots and current density plots
  • Decap tuning – quickly see effects of changing decap values without resimulating

Power plane resonance analysis

  • Self-resonant frequencies and quality factors for the PDN
  • 3D field plots

SIPro and PIPro Product Configurations

SIPro and/or PIPro can be purchased as individual elements, or pre-configured bundles.
  W2223BP/BT ADS Bundle
W2224BP/BT ADS Bundle

W2359EP/ET PIPro Element*

W2360EP/ET SIPro Element*
ADS Core Environment Check Check    
ADS Layout Check Check    
Transient Convolution Simulation Check Check    
Channel Simulation Check Check    
Controlled Impedance Line Designer Check Check    
Momentum EM Analysis   Check    
PIPro EM Analyses Check Check Check  
SIPro EM Analysis Check Check   Check

* Use of SIPro and PIPro Elements require ADS Core Environment and ADS Layout.

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