News & Resources

Here you'll find information about OptEM's upcoming and past events, access to software technical support, links to download technical papers, and links to other resource information we find interesting and helpful.

Upcoming Events

Trade Shows

DAC: June 2-4, 2014- OptEM will be exhibiting in booth1213at the 51st Design Automation Conference in San Francisco, CA, USA. The DAC is the premier conference and tradeshow covering the latest trends in electronic design and design automation (EDA). Please join us at the show and see our latest release ofOptEM Inspectora layout-to-circuit device and interconnect RC and substrate extraction of deep submicron analog, digital and mixed-ICs, andOptEM Cable Designera software tool used for accurate modeling and analysis of high-performance multi-conductor shielded and unshielded twisted-pair, quad, ribbon, subsea umbilical and specialty cables.

Training

OptEM Cable Designer software training - see ourschedulefor the next 2-day training course nearest you. Don't see a scheduled course that's convenient for you? Pleasecontact usand we'll see what we can arrange.

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Past Events

Best Technical Paper Award

On May 5, 2014 Dr. Juliusz Poltz, the president and co-founder of OptEM, was awarded the Urbain J. H. Malo Memorial award by the Wire Association International (WAI) for the best 2013 technical paper in the Electrical Division. The paper is entitled "Optimizing Shielded Pair Manufacturing" and was originally presented at the Interwire Trade Exposition, 83rd WAI Annual Convention, in April 2013 in Atlanta, GA. The paper examines a method for estimating the expected tolerance of cable propagation properties based on available manufacturing tolerances and calculated sensitivities. The work establishes that the twinax cable insulation diameter and copper/skin eccentricity are responsible for attenuation tolerance, whereas copper and skin diameters are responsible for characteristic impedance tolerance. This best paper (electrical division) award was presented to Dr. Poltz during the WAI annual meeting held at the WAI Operations Summit & Wire Expo in May 2014 in Indianapolis, IN.

IWCS November 2013
OptEM at the IWCS

OptEM showcased itsOptEM Cable Designersoftware tool used for designing and simulating the performance of all types of copper cables, and presented a technical paper entitled "Impact of Manufacturing Tolerances on Cable Design Optimization" at the International Wire & Cable Symposium in Charlotte, NC, USA. The paper provides calculations for shielded-twisted-pair (STP) and Twinax cable quality based on manufacturing tolerances and identifies critical manufacturing parameters that control tolerances of characteristic impedance, attenuation and time delay of the STP and Twinax cables. For more information please review the paperabstract.

DAC June 2013
OptEM Exhibitor Recognition at the DAC

OptEM was presented with an Exhibitor Recognition Award for 20 or More Years of Participation at the Design Automation Conference. TheDACis the premier conference and tradeshow covering the latest trends in electronic design and design automation (EDA). This year's DAC celebrated 50 years of innovation in EDA with a special banquet and ceremonial events at the conference. OptEM was pleased to receive this award and participate in this special event.

OptEM also presented theOptEM Inspectorsoftware at the 50th Design Automation Conference in Austin, TX, USA. OptEM Inspector is a software tool used for layout-to-circuit device and interconnect RC and substrate extraction of deep submicron analog, digital and mixed-ICs.

WAI April 2013

OptEM presented a paper entitled "Optimizing Shielded Pair Manufacturing" at the Interwire Trade Exposition, 83rd WAI Annual Convention in Atlanta, GA, USA. The paper examines a method for estimating the expected tolerance of cable propagation properties based on available manufacturing tolerances and calculated sensitivities. For more information please review the paperabstract.

The Wire Association International(WAI)Inc. is a worldwide technical society for wire and cable industry professionals governed by volunteers from around the world.Interwireis an international trade event that includes exhibitors, speakers and attendees working in a variety of industries including automotive, construction, aerospace, transportation, communication, among others.

Software Release

October 2010 - Release of OptEM Cable Designer version 6.5.0 with new Advisor Modules:

  • Pair Advisor - iteratively calculates conductor and insulate diameters which fulfill a selected standard using assigned design properties for a shielded or unshielded pair.
  • Lay Length Advisor - calculates the lay lengths of a four-pair cable based on assigned design properties and ratios between NEXT resonance frequency and the maximum frequency for diagonal and side-by-side pairs.
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