SAMTEC has adopted the IBIS interconnect modeling specification (ICM Version 1.0) and joined the IBIS Open Forum as a member organisation.
IBIS (I/O Buffer Information Specification) is entering its thirteenth year as an industry-wide standard method for describing buffer electrical behavior including databook buffer timing and signal integrity requirements.
With the approval of the IBIS ICM Specification interconnect information can now be exchanged in a standard format. Samtec will be adding IBIS models meeting the ICM version 1.0 specification to its library of interconnect models and high-speed characterisation test data for its most popular connectors.
These models are available for download at www.samtec.com with new models being added as they become available. Samtec has a "no NDA, instant download" policy along with multiple formats of the models. They are compatible with the most popular, currently available simulators. Samtec models have been packaged for use in Cadence SPECCTRAQuest (.dml), Mentor ICX (.mmf), and HyperLynx LineSim (.slm).