Design Gateway allows a variety of rule checks, based on the attributes set for components and nets. Because a simulator is not employed, highly practical checks can be carried out with only the minimum required data.
By setting the voltage for the nets, careless design errors, such as component reliability checks considering component electric properties (constants, ratings), reversed component connections, insufficient rating due to mistaken component selection etc. can be instantly discovered.
(Picture) Circuit advisor adjusted for electrical properties
In addition to checks which take electrical properties into account, checks are made for duplicate references, duplicate net names in whole and in part, power supply and ground short circuits, and missing attribute records, and the results can be displayed in an error report. This error report allows cross probing with the circuit diagram so that problem locations can soon be identified.
(Picture) DRC/ERC equipped with a full range of error checking functions