AUTODESK FUSION SIGNAL INTEGRITY EXTENSION

Expand your Autodesk Fusion PCB capabilities

Improve the signal reliability of smart products with PCB electromagnetic analysis.

Autodesk Fusion Signal Integrity Extension overview (video: 55 sec.)

What is the Autodesk Fusion Signal Integrity Extension?

The Autodesk Fusion Signal Integrity Extension, formerly known as Fusion 360 Signal Integrity Extension and powered by Ansys, is a cost option that unlocks additional PCB/electronics signal integrity tools and capabilities inside Autodesk Fusion (formerly Fusion 360) allowing you to run electromagnetic analysis on critical signals within your PCB. The Signal Integrity Extension enables product designers and engineers to inspect and resolve issues with PCB signals early in the design phase to improve product EMC and EMI (Electromagnetic Compatibility and Interference) testing compliance, reduce costly physical PCB testing and prototyping, and accelerate development.

Benefits of the Autodesk Fusion Signal Integrity Extension

Make reliable products

Discover how to improve your high-speed PCB design compliance with EMI and EMC testing standards with PCB signal integrity tools available in Autodesk Fusion.

Accelerate development cycle

Improve your product development process by virtualizing electromagnetic analysis and simulation early within PCB design workflow.

Lower physical testing costs

Minimize costly physical PCB prototyping and boards re-spins with access to your design’s electromagnetic signal performance.

Included Signal Integrity Tools

Autodesk Fusion Signal Integrity Extension features

PCB Impedance matching

Manage and control the impedance for every critical signal throughout your board for an optimal high speed design performance.


Signal Integrity insights

Analyze your design signals to inspect parameters that characterize high speed design such as signal delays, trace length, impedance, and coupling.


Simple configuration

With simple input parameters and configuration, PCB engineers can select signals of interest for quick on-demand analysis.


Visual violation flagging

Easily and visually identify any potential signal impedance or coupling issues with a superimposed color-coded overlay on your 2D PCB design.


Download a free trial of the Autodesk Fusion Signal Integrity Extension

Get access to a 14-day free trial for the Autodesk Fusion Signal Integrity Extension.

AUTODESK FUSION SIGNAL INTEGRITY EXTENSION

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Purchase access to advanced design and signal integrity analysis & simulation tools with the Autodesk Fusion Signal Integrity Extension.

Autodesk Fusion Signal Integrity Extension Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

What is the Autodesk Fusion Signal Integrity Extension?

The Autodesk Fusion Signal Integrity Extension (formerly Fusion 360 Signal Integrity Extension) is a cost-option signal integrity simulation and analysis service powered by Ansys technology that, when purchased, unlocks insights into the PCB design impacts on performance through information around signal length, impedance, inductance, resistance, delay and more. Extensions provide a flexible, cost-effective way for you to access more advanced technology in line with your changing business needs.

What is included with Autodesk Fusion Signal Integrity Extension?

The Autodesk Fusion Signal Integrity Extension (formerly Fusion 360 Signal Integrity Extension) unlocks advanced insights into PCB/electronics electromagnetic performance that can help identify potential high-speed PCB design issues, such as impedance mismatching and signal delay issues, then resolve and validate them quickly to help achieve first-pass success in PCB, including:

  • On-demand PCB signal integrity analysis
  • Signal impedance matching analysis
  • Signal delays, trace length, & coupling insights
  • Visual violation flagging

Can I use the Signal Integrity Extension without Autodesk Fusion?

The Autodesk Fusion Signal Integrity Extension (formerly Fusion 360 Signal Integrity Extension) can only be used with Autodesk Fusion (formerly Fusion 360) and only within the Autodesk Fusion electronics workspace.

How do I access the Autodesk Fusion Signal Integrity Extension?

The Autodesk Fusion Signal Integrity Extension (formerly Fusion 360 Signal Integrity Extension) is available wherever Autodesk Fusion (formerly Fusion 360) is sold and can be accessed using different payment methods to suit your business needs, including monthly and yearly options. Learn more about purchasing Autodesk Fusion extensions

How do I trial the Autodesk Fusion Signal Integrity Extension?

A 14-day free trial is available for the Signal Integrity Extension, Manufacturing Extension, Design Extension, and Simulation Extension. Click here to download a free trial.

How does the Autodesk Fusion Signal Integrity Extension differ to stand-alone tools of similar functionality or add-ins?

The Signal Integrity Extension, developed by Autodesk and powered by Ansys technology, offers the ability to unlock additional PCB design capabilities for when you need them. By comparison, stand-alone programs tend to be point solutions that are intended to provide simulation capability in its out environment while the signal integrity extensions provides the ability to gain powerful signal quality insights in line with PCB design workflows in the same environment that the designs take place providing feedback into product performance while it is being designed empowering the user with more information earlier in the design cycle and more confidence that their design will work. By further comparison, add-ins tend to be point solutions, developed by 3rd parties, that connect to the Autodesk Fusion API to solve a specific problem. Add-ins are less powerful and more likely to become obsolete if the 3rd party fails to update them.

What is signal integrity?

Signal integrity refers to the measure of the quality and reliability of electrical signals as they travel through electronic devices, circuits, or transmission lines. It’s an important aspect of PCB electronics design, ensuring that data and information are transmitted accurately. Signal integrity issues can lead to errors in data transmission, reduced system performance, and in some cases system failures.

What factors affect signal integrity?

Signal integrity in high-speed PCB design can be affected by various factors, some of which include impedance mismatch, attenuation, rise and fall time, cross-talk, noise, ringing, grounding, frequency, and bandwidth.

What are the benefits of signal integrity software?

Signal integrity software is used in high-speed PCB design to ensure signals propagate correctly and maintain their integrity. Benefits of using signal integrity software include:

  • Improved design reliability
  • Better performance
  • Cost savings
  • Reduction in design iterations and prototypes
  • Faster time to market
  • Optimised board layout
  • Reduction in electromagnetic interference (EMI)
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