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Why xSignal is the Communication Tool You Need

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When a high-speed signal is routed it follows the path of connection lines – from the source component to the designate components, through series termination components and branches. This path must comply with applicable Length and Matched Length design rules.

To create an xSignal select a start and end pad pair in the PCB panel (or use Nets mode on the panel). Then run the xSignals >> Create xSignal command.


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A quick way to get up and running with xSignals is by using the xSignals Multi-Chip Wizard. This is accessed by either the Design >> xSignals >> Run xSignals Multi-Chip wizard command from the main menus or via the right-click xSignals sub-menu.

The Wizard uses a component-oriented approach to identifying potential xSignals. It analyses all possible routes from the source components to the designated components, including paths through any series termination components if present.

Once the analysis/creation process is complete, all identified xSignals will be listed in the xSignals region of the dialog. They will be assigned to an xSignal class (if one is required) or to the default class if none is specified.

If the xSignals are assigned to an xSignal class, you can select the desired class from the drop-down list or create a new one. If you don’t choose a class, the created xSignals will be members of the default xSignal class, which can be edited in the Object Classes Explorer dialog if required.


An xSignal is a designer-defined signal path between two nodes – either within the same net, or between two associated nets separated by a component. xSignals can be used to scope length and Matched Length design rules, giving designers full control over how finely-tuned the signal length matching is for each circuit board.

To create an xSignal, use the Create xSignals from selected pads command in the xSignals mode of the PCB panel. To do this select the required start pad and end pad – these can be in different nets (if a series termination component is involved).

The resulting xSignals dialog presents a filtered view showing all identified potential xSignals. The xSignal name takes the form NetName>_StartPad>EndPad>PinPackageLength>, which can be edited to suit your requirements. The xSignal Classes region allows you to choose an existing xSignal class to assign the newly-created xSignals to, or enter a new name for the collection. This will allow the xSignals to be used in future length tuning tasks.


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To create an xSignal, select two pads in the design space and either choose the xSignals >> Create xSignals between components command from the xSignals sub-menu or right-click on the pad. A xSignals dialog opens, with the chosen source component selected and its connected nets displayed in the xSignals mode of the PCB panel. The xSignals region of the dialog displays all identifiers that have been identified for the xSignal, and you can choose an existing xSignal class or enter a name to create a new one.

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