Reading material to help you get the best out of Pulsonix.

Startup Notes and Evaluation Guides

Pulsonix Startup Notes

acro Startup Notes (212Kb)

This is a general installation guide covering the basics of node-locked and floating license installation.

  • General installation issues
  • Network licensing introduction
  • Installing and managing network licensing

acro Unattended Installation (135Kb)

This is a guide to managing unattended installation of Pulsonix.

  • Creating a 'master' installation
  • Running the unattended installer

Pulsonix SCM/PCB Evaluation Guide

acro Evaluation Guide (1.5Mb)

This guide giving you a brief introduction to Pulsonix to get you started. It covers the main topics you will probably want to know when starting off:

  • Installing and starting the software
  • An overview of the design process
  • An introduction to the user interface
  • Creating a schematic drawing
  • Moving from schematic to PCB
  • Placing components
  • Routing the board
  • Output to manufacture

Database Connection Evaluation Guide

acro Database Connection Evaluation Guide (279Kb)

This is an introductory guide to the Database Connection, with step-by-step instructions showing you how to use the basic operations.

  • Feature Overview
  • Adding Components
  • Checking & Updating Designs

Spice Evaluation Guide

acro Spice Evaluation Guide (428Kb)

This guide provides a brief introduction to the Pulsonix Spice simulator.

  • Loading a schematic and simulating it
  • Making modifications to the schematic to refine the simulation results
  • Adding 3rd party models

Vault Evaluation Guide

acro Vault Evaluation Guide (683Kb)

This is an introductory guide to the Pulsonix Vault.

  • Installing the Vault Demo
  • Signing into the Vault
  • Vault Manager Overview
  • Checking items in and out of the Vault

User Guides

Pulsonix SCM/PCB Users Guide

acro Users Guide (8.6Mb)

This guide provides an introduction to Pulsonix in a general 'design flow' methodology.

  • Getting started
  • General utilities
  • Setting up Pulsonix
  • Schematic capture
  • PCB editing
  • Manufacturing outputs
  • Reports and lists
  • Importing data
  • Library creation
  • Library management

Vault Users Guide

acro Pulsonix Vault Users Guide (770Kb)

This guide provides an introduction to the Pulsonix Vault and full installation instructions required when installing the Vault for the first time

  • Introduction
  • Installation
  • Setup
  • Migrating Data
  • Using the Vault
  • Vault Admin Tools

Advanced Technology Users Guide

acro Advanced Technology Users Guide (768Kb)

This guide details the features in the Advanced Technology add-on package.

  • Microvias
  • Flexi-rigid boards
  • Board cavities
  • Embedded Component Technology
  • Chip-on-board

High-Speed Users Guide

acro Interactive High Speed Users Guide (1.5Mb)

This guide deatils the features in the Interactive High Speed add-on package.

  • Differential Pair Routing
  • Interactive High Speed
  • Constraint Rules
  • Daisy-chain routing
  • Net Length indicators
  • Serpentine routing
  • Spiral tracks and shapes
  • Square-ended tracks and chamfered corners

Pulsonix Database Connection ("PDC") Users Guide

acro Database Connection Users Guide (410Kb)

This is a Users Guide for the Database Connection, with full details on how to set up and use the various features.

  • Getting Started
  • Setup and Configuration
  • Adding Components
  • Maintaining Designs
  • Reporting
  • Managing Library Data

Component Search Engine Installation Guide

acro Component Search Engine Installation Guide (410Kb)

This is an Installation Guide for the Component Search Engine, with full details on how to set up and use the Component Search Engine functionality.

  • Downloading and Installing
  • Setup and Configuration
  • Downloading Models
  • Closing Application

Spice Users Guide

acro Users Guide (2.5Mb)

The Pulsonix Spice manual is a comprehensive guide to the Pulsonix Spice application.

  • Getting started
  • Circuit definition
  • Device library and model management
  • Analysis modes
  • Graphs and probes
  • Command shell
  • Using the simulator

Spice Device Reference Manual

acro Reference Manual (746Kb)

This manual describes in detail all the analog and digital devices used in Pulsonix Spice.

  • Introduction to simulator devices and using expresssions
  • Analog device reference
  • Digital simulation
  • Digital device reference

Pulsonix Spice Script Users Guide

acro Reference Manual (950Kb)

This manual is supplied as a scripting reference to the Spice product.

  • Spice Script reference
  • Script language
  • Function reference
  • Command reference
  • Applications

Pulsonix Library Toolkit

acro Library Toolkit (214Kb)

Technical documentation for the Pulsonix Library Toolkit package, including full descriptions of file syntax and working examples.

Network Licensing

Network Licensing

acro Network Licensing (692Kb)

A technical guide to installing, configuring and using the Pulsonix Network Licensing features.

  • Choosing a suitable computer
  • Server software installation
  • Running as a service
  • Connecting clients
  • Configuration and access control
  • Monitoring and trouble-shooting

Update Notes

Latest Pulsonix Update Notes

acro V10.5 Update Notes (1.2Mb)

Update Notes for earlier releases

acro V9.1 Update Notes (615Kb)

acro V9.0 Update Notes (2.1Mb)

acro V8.5 Update Notes (1.3Mb)

acro V8.0 Update Notes (1.1Mb)

acro V7.6 Update Notes (1.9Mb)

acro V7.5 Update Notes (1.8Mb)

acro V7.0 Update Notes (1.4Mb)

acro V6.1 Update Notes (361Kb)

acro V6.0 Update Notes (805Kb)

acro V5.1 Update Notes (170Kb)

acro V5.0 Update Notes (2.3Mb)

acro V4.6 Update Notes (563Kb)

acro V4.5 Update Notes (2.3Mb)

acro V4.0 Update Notes (1.6Mb)

acro V3.0 Update Notes (610Kb)

acro V2.1 Update Notes (777Kb)

acro V2.0 Update Notes (1.7Mb)

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