DFXpert is an integrated environment for multi-disciplinary design-for-X analysis and feedback in the domain of PCB fabrication and assembly. DFXpert embeds domain-specific expertise in the areas of PCB fabrication, assembly, and testability, and provides a wide-variety of stakeholders in the product realization process with critical feedback to enable continuous improvements in producibility, quality, cost, and robustness.
DFXpert is built upon a comprehensive modeling, computation, and analysis kernel supporting explicit boundary-based, arbitrary precision geometric computations. Analysis is conducted against a fully resolved geometric model.
DFXpert is the first commercially available DFx tool to be compliant with the new ISO 10303 (STEP) AP-210 (electronic assembly interconnect and packaging design) standard for product data representation. The comprehensive AP-210 data model supports unprecedented fidelity and integration between board, component, and assembly level product representations, as well as opportunities for interoperability with mechanical data (AP-203).
DFXpert embeds domain-specific expertise that has been developed and validated through a near decade-long research collaboration between the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a leading provider of communication and aviation electronic solutions to the aerospace and defense industries. The embedded manufacturability and testability rules-set has been vetted with domain experts and validated on hundreds of advanced production designs.
DFXpert has been explicitly designed for rapid, cost-effective customization and configurability. We bring a combined 35+ years of experience in product data modeling and geometric computation in partnering with our end-users to formalize unique and proprietary DFx analysis requirements, and provide customer-specific DFXpert analysis modules.
The DFXpert model and result browsers offer direct visualization of reports, warnings, and violations for rapid review by process stakeholders, embedded within a full-featured user interface that supports manual PCA/PCB review, rule configuration and execution, and browsing.
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PCA/PCB model interrogation.
Interactive geometric queries.
DFx result visualization.