PDN Analyzer

Visual Power Analysis at Design Time


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Powered by CST®, PDN Analyzer allows you to easily identify and resolve multi-network DC voltage and current density issues - directly in Altium Designer.

Altium’s PDN Analyzer tool integrates directly with Altium Designer so you can easily troubleshoot and detect issues like insufficient or excessive copper, uncontrolled voltage drops, marginal voltage at critical power pins, copper islands or peninsulas and similar issues that may be present with the power system in your PCB design.

PDN refers to the power system on printed circuit boards for active circuits. This system includes all interconnections from the voltage regulator module and the metallization of pads and die on integrated circuits that are used to supply and return power current.

Voltage Contour and Current Direction Indication

Voltage Contour and Current Direction Indication

Contour lines and direction arrows provide a clear indication of voltage levels and current flow throughout your design.

Simultaneous Multi-Network Simulation

Simultaneous Multi-Network Simulation

Simultaneous multi-network power delivery system simulation calculates network and return path interactions that simple batch simulation won’t provide.

DC Voltage and Current Density Layout Overlays

DC Voltage and Current Density Layout Overlays

Easily identify and resolve DC voltage and current density issues during your board layout process.

HTML Reporting and Detailed Results

HTML Reporting and Detailed Results

Multi-column sorting and integrated screenshots, in both the HTML Report and the Via/Pins results tabs, provide a detailed record of the simulation results in a configurable table.

Violation and Hot-Spot Flagging

Violation and Hot-Spot Flagging

Flag failing vias and planes with indications on the canvas, cross-probing from tooltips and results tabs, and highlighting vias with excessive current in 3D.

Licensing Options


There are several licensing options available for PDN Analyzer - designed for compatibility with your Altium Designer infrastructure and to fit your needs:


standalone license

Ideal for a single workstation and solo designer. The standalone license requires no active internet connection. Once activated, this license type can be saved, copied, and backed-up as needed.

private license server

Easily share licenses inside your personal network with the Altium Private License Server. This license type is ideal for those who want the flexibility of accessing their licenses from multiple machines but are not able to connect to the Altium On-Demand license server.

on-demand license 

Take the busywork out of your life and let us manage your licenses with the Altium On-Demand License Server. This license type is ideal for design teams looking for the greatest degree of flexibility when working from multiple machines with an active internet connection.

  • Customizable Groups – Quickly allocate licenses and usage based on specific roles or business units within your organization.

  • Real-Time Reporting – Easily optimize license usage for your team with real-time reporting and metrics.

  • Flexible Use and Roaming – Use your licenses how you want and where you want, even offline.

Try PDN Analyzer Free for 15 Days.

Take Control of Your Designs.

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