SiSoft and Intercept Technologies Demonstrate Improved Integration


SiSoft™ and Intercept Technology Inc.® Announce Enhanced Interface between Pantheon® and Quantum Channel Designer™/Quantum-SI™

DesignCon 2010 – Santa Clara, California – February 2, 2010 – Signal Integrity Software Inc. (SiSoft), a provider of award-winning EDA tools, methodology training and consulting services for system-level high-speed design, and Intercept Technology, Inc., a leader in advanced PCB/Hybrid/RF electrical engineering applications, today announced an enhanced version of the interface between Intercept’s layout software, Pantheon, and SiSoft’s Quantum Channel Designer™ (QCD) and Quantum-SI (QSI)™ products, which allows users to rapidly determine operating timing and voltage margins for high-speed interfaces. Along with Intercept’s newly released Xtent high-speed design option, this enhanced interface between Pantheon and QCD/QSI provides a powerful tool set for advanced signal integrity. Intercept and SiSoft are pushing the envelope of design integrity and time to market for all high-speed designs. Visit Intercept and SiSoft today at booth 122 from 4-5PM and view live demos of this integrated software solution.

“The Intercept and SiSoft integration is a proven success with our customers,” said Mark Calloway, director of sales at Intercept. “With the complexity and density of today’s high-speed designs, a solid integration between layout and analysis is a must. Intercept and SiSoft have delivered that foundation for our customers.

“We think Intercept and SiSoft are a natural combination for high-speed design”, said Todd Westerhoff, SiSoft’s vice president of software products. “Intercept’s customers are already pushing past the boundaries of what can be accomplished with conventional CAD tools, and this partnership extends those boundaries even farther. The combination of Pantheon and QCD/QSI will make effective high-speed design accessible to a broad range of users.”

Intercept’s High Speed design solution is available for purchase with Pantheon, Intercept’s PCB/Hybrid/RF layout design application, and Mozaix, Intercept’s schematic design application. All Intercept products are available to customers on Sun Solaris, Linux, and Windows platforms. For more information on Intercept products, visit Intercept’s web site at, contact Intercept by phone at 404.352.0111, or email

SiSoft’s Quantum Channel Designer and Quantum-SI products are available in multiple configurations. For more information on SiSoft products, visit, contact SiSoft by phone at 978.461.0449, or email

About InterceptIntercept Technology Inc. is a privately held electronic systems design and software development corporation based in Atlanta, Georgia. Its flagship layout product, Pantheon, was initially introduced in the mid-'90s and quickly made Intercept a market leader in its ability to facilitate the completion of RF, Hybrid, SiP, Analog, Digital, and Mixed-Signal designs within a single application. Today, Intercept offers a complete design flow with Mozaix schematic capture, Indx library management, and a suite of third-party database translators and interfaces to provide a streamlined migration path from other vendors' environments. As an engineering company that is technology-driven and customer-oriented, Intercept strives to offer advanced design applications with the flexibility users need. To that end, all Intercept applications are ASCII-based and run native on all computing platforms, while customer software requests are incorporated in a rapid release cycle, providing users the benefit of leading-edge technology in real time.

About SiSoft
SiSoft™ provides Award-winning EDA simulation software, methodology training and consulting services for system-level high-speed design. Quantum Channel Designer™, a DesignVision award winner, is the industry’s Premier Channel Simulator for the design and analysis of multi-Gigabit serial links. Quantum-SI™ is the leading solution for integrated signal integrity, timing and crosstalk analysis of high-speed parallel interfaces. SiSoft’s software products automate comprehensive pre- and post-route analysis of high-speed interfaces, detailing a design’s operating voltage and timing margins. Design Space Exploration lets designers explore hundreds of design tradeoffs automatically, quickly optimizing designs for cost, reliability and performance.

SiSoft’s consulting staff of recognized industry experts uses SiSoft products every day to perform state-of-the-art design and analysis, keeping SiSoft’s software products at the forefront of high-speed design. SiSoft provides a full range of model development, design analysis and methodology training services. SiSoft’s consultants can analyze your high-speed design for you, or provide the tools and training you need to perform high-speed design analysis yourself.