Design Automation Software

Design Automation Software Solutions

IC Blue Ltd endeavour to deliver the correct Design Automation Solution for your organisation, helping you to improve design quality, efficiency, time to market and be competitive in the digital age.

Design Automation Software Solutions

In partnership with Siemens Digital Software Industries - IC Blue Ltd enables design and manufacturing companies to overcome the increasing complexities of today’s challenging markets by delivering Engineering Design Automation solutions for; Electrical Engineering Design, Electronic & PCB Design, PCB Verification, PCB for Manufacture (DFM). This range of tools helps companies gain a competitive advantage by decreasing time to market, increasing efficiency, and improving the quality of design outputs. IC Blue and Siemens are the perfect partners to keep your business competitive and take it forward in the digital age.

Electrical Design

Wiring and harness systems for the automotive and aerospace industries have become increasingly complex to accommodate the wide array of new functions that modern designs demand. This has made harness design significantly more challenging and error-prone. Despite these increasing problems, engineering schedules have remained the same with outdated systems and tools still being used. New solutions need to be found to address the time pressure created by more complex designs. Better collaboration is needed between electrical and mechanical teams, manual processes need to be reduced to lower inaccuracies and errors. Systems need to be developed to cope with late-stage design changes that delay engineering schedules.

Modern electrical design software can assist with these issues, delivering integrated systems, error free design and frequently rapid returns on the original investment.

Solutions: VeSys, Capital

PCB Verification

Simulation solves real-world problems safely, efficiently and early in the design cycle. It provides an important method of analysis which is easily verified, communicated and understood. Across industries and disciplines, simulation provides valuable solutions by giving clear insights into complex systems.

The smaller-denser-faster mantra is at the forefront of today's electronic systems design and amplifies the need to ensure verified design integrity early in the development cycle. Waiting until prototype to validate compatibility between electronics, mechanical and software departments is far too late. It is not an option for today's companies because it kills their ability to launch products quickly and increases overall costs.

Solutions: HyperLynx, FloTherm

PCB Design

The Electronics Industry is in a new era of digital transformation. Increasing complexities of design created by IOT, smart devices and electrification mean that today’s engineers face unprecedented challenges. To make these challenges even greater, the industry now faces significant materials shortages making it more critical than ever to ensure the components in your design are available in the supply chain.

Solutions are needed that can cope with these new complexities, increase the effectiveness of engineers, test PCB designs before production and ensure that it is feasible to build the product in the real world with parts that can be sourced.

Solutions: Xpedition Enterprise, PADS Professional

PCB Manufacture (DFM)

PCB DFM is a critical step in ensuring not only that design intent is transferred to the product but that it is in fact manufacturable. Immediately validate PCB Design DFM checks early in the design process. Avoid lengthy communication cycles between Designer and Manufacturer, reduce PCB iterations and costs.  Load your Gerber, ODB++ or IPC-7581 data directly into DFM Analysis software and bring manufacturing knowledge into the design domain. 

Along with PCB DFM another step that is often overlooked or ignored is PCB Documentation. ECAD tools are not optimised for the preparation and publication of PCB Documentation. While PCB Documentation for fabrication and assembly were once considered only to be for highly complex, high reliability products, the increasing complexity of even simple designs requires the preparation and maintaining of clear and reliable PCB Documentation for all stakeholders.  

Solutions: CAM350, DFM Stream, Blueprint PCB

Electrical Design

Wiring and harness systems for the automotive and aerospace industries have become increasingly complex to accommodate the wide array of new functions that modern designs demand. This has made harness design significantly more challenging and error-prone. Despite these increasing problems, engineering schedules have remained the same with outdated systems and tools still being used. New solutions need to be found to address the time pressure created by more complex designs. Better collaboration is needed between electrical and mechanical teams, manual processes need to be reduced to lower inaccuracies and errors. Systems need to be developed to cope with late-stage design changes that delay engineering schedules.

Modern electrical design software can assist with these issues, delivering integrated systems, error free design and frequently rapid returns on the original investment.

Solutions: VeSys, Capital

PCB Design

The Electronics Industry is in a new era of digital transformation. Increasing complexities of design created by IOT, smart devices and electrification mean that today’s engineers face unprecedented challenges. To make these challenges even greater, the industry now faces significant materials shortages making it more critical than ever to ensure the components in your design are available in the supply chain.

Solutions are needed that can cope with these new complexities, increase the effectiveness of engineers, test designs before production and ensure that it is feasible to build the product in the real world with parts that can be sourced.

Solutions: Expedition Enterprise, PADS Professional

PCB Verification

Simulation solves real-world problems safely, efficiently and early in the design cycle. It provides an important method of analysis which is easily verified, communicated and understood. Across industries and disciplines, simulation provides valuable solutions by giving clear insights into complex systems.

The smaller-denser-faster mantra is at the forefront of today's electronic systems design and amplifies the need to ensure verified design integrity early in the development cycle. Waiting until prototype to validate compatibility between electronics, mechanical and software departments is far too late. It is not an option for today's companies because it kills their ability to launch products quickly and increases overall costs.

Solutions: HyperLynx, FloTherm

PCB Manufacture (DFM)

PCB DFM is a critical step in ensuring not only that design intent is transferred to the product but that it is in fact manufacturable. Immediately validate PCB Design DFM checks early in the design process. Avoid lengthy communication cycles between Designer and Manufacturer, reduce PCB iterations and costs.  Load your Gerber, ODB++ or IPC-7581 data directly into DFM Analysis software and bring manufacturing knowledge into the design domain. 

Along with PCB DFM another step that is often overlooked or ignored is PCB Documentation. ECAD tools are not optimized for the preparation and publication of PCB Documentation. While PCB Documentation for fabrication and assembly were once considered only to be for highly complex, high reliability products, the increasing complexity of even simple designs requires the preparation and maintaining of clear and reliable PCB Documentation for all stakeholders.  

Solutions: CAM350, DFM Stream, Blueprint PCB