S-Factor is a high-speed interconnects design simulation tools software from Banpil. S-Factor is a first of its kind software that enables system designers to design and simulate chip-to-chip, board-to-board, and rack-to-rack interconnects incorporating Banpil’s patented metallic-interconnects capable of up to 40-Gb/s per channel data transmission using conventional board materials (e.g. FR4). S-Factor helps engineers evaluate system-level performance when connecting Banpil’s interconnects with other components and helps to increase performance by more than 6 times while significantly reducing power consumption by as much as 90% compared to conventional solutions.
S-Factor is packaged on a free standing software CD (also available for download) as a chip-to-chip interconnect simulation tool making it easy for users to install and use. S-Factor currently includes models of Banpil’s interconnects on FR4-PCB for chip-to-chip, board-to-board, rack-to-rack, and soon flexible-printed-circuit (FPC) solutions. With the release of S-Factor, users are able to generate and save S-Parameters with Banpil tools without the need for third-party EDA software.
S-Factor adds to a rich set of simulation technologies by enabling designers to fully characterize and optimize 20-Gb/s and above designs for next generation applications in high-speed systems. System designers now can incorporate Banpil’s breakthrough high-speed interconnects and other components into their integrated design environment for system and circuit simulation, along with S-Parameters capabilities including touchstone files for import and export with other EDA tools.
S-Factor helps engineers to design next generation high-speed systems. Banpil is now able to provide system designers with first-hand opportunity to exploit, analyze, and verify tremendous performance enhancements that our high-speed interconnects are capable of providing. Our metallic-interconnects requiring significantly less power to drive high-speed signals. Banpil interconnects can make >10-Gb/s signals in over 1.5-meter long rigid-FR4 printed-circuit-board (PCB) and >20-Gb/s in over 2-meters long FPC a reality that architects now can design, simulate, and implement into their practical systems applications, In addition, design-simulation results obtained using S-Factor are well correlated with experimental results.