Altair® PollEx™

Accelerating Electronic Systems Development from Design to Manufacturing

Delivering state-of-the-art electronic products requires more than just linking the ECAD and MCAD worlds – it requires physics-based analysis at the speed of design and collaboration across disciplines throughout development. Altair® PollEx™ brings Altair’s simulation-driven design philosophy to the electronics industry, inspiring innovation while ensuring projects meet targets for timing, performance, reliability, lifetime, and compliance, and manufacturing yield.

PollEx is a solution that seamlessly integrates with all major ECAD tools and accelerates the development of today’s smart, connected, and tightly packaged electronic products. Global industry leaders use PollEx to improve efficiency, increase performance, enable teamwork, and enhance collaboration. Altair offers solutions for full system analysis that integrate mechanical, thermal, electromagnetic, and embedded code in one design flow.

Why PollEx?

Pollex Integrates

Integrates with Existing Tool Chains

Provides unmatched connectivity to all the major ECAD systems with integration to both Altair and third-party physics simulation tools.

Pollex Model

Complete PCB Verification Environment

Design complex electronics right the first time with collaborative, automatic PCB design review and board design verification focusing on manufacturing, assembly, and EMC.

Pollex Thermal

Better Collaboration, Shorter Design Times

By unifying data, rules, and checks across various ECAD sources and disciplines from concept to manufacturing, PollEx eliminates design bottlenecks and errors, ensuring a smoother process.

Key Features

Compatible with Existing Tools

PollEx supports a wide range of major ECAD file formats including: Altium, Cadence, CADVANE, Autodesk EAGLE, Siemens EDA (former Mentor Graphics), PowerPCB, Zuken, and ODB++, IPC 2581, Gerber, CAM350.

Early Design Simulation

PollEx provides checks for signal integrity, power integrity, EMI vulnerability and ESD protection, verifying return path routing, balanced differential pairs, and other criteria.

Detailed Performance Analysis

Achieve the performance and usability targets of today’s tightly packaged electronic devices with export to the engineering simulation across all disciplines.

PCB Manufacturing Verification

Enhance the quality of PCB fabrication data, assembly, and final testing by seamlessly exporting fabrication, mounting, paneling, and testing data to production line machinery, and optimize production line yield.

Collaboration Across Development Stages

Collaborate throughout product development across different disciplines with physical, logical, thermal, electrical, and assembly attribute data maintained in one place. Perform design reviews with red-marking, comments, and search functions of any design object across Schematic, PCB layout, and BOM.

Part of a Broad Product Development Suite

Take advantage of the flexible Altair Units licensing system to employ PollEx and Altair solvers including Altair® SimLab®, Altair® OptiStruct®, Altair® Radioss®, and Altair® Feko®, for detailed thermal, stress/vibration/drop, and EMI/EMC analysis.

Workflow Examples

  1. Basic Capabilities
  2. Advanced Capabilities