ANSYS Advantage - Volume VIII, Issue 3, 2014

 

FEATURES


EDITORIAL

Driving the High-Tech Revolution
Fast-paced and hyper-competitive, the global high-tech industry is characterized by groundbreaking product innovations and rapid-fire market launches. Simulation provides an essential means for market leaders to quickly introduce revolutionary new features and functionality — while still honoring their foundational product promise.

NEWS

Simulation in the News
A roundup of media articles on engineering simulation.

BEST PRACTICES

Engineering the Internet of Things
Our world is more connected than ever, thanks to the growing web of visible and unseen electronics that surround us every day. ANSYS provides the comprehensive suite of simulation software to reliably and cost-effectively engineer high-performance electronic devices and systems.

THOUGHT LEADER

Sparking a Revolution
Over a 30-year career, Ed Godshalk has pioneered some of the high-tech industry’s most important product development and testing techniques. He has a long history of using simulation for microwave and electronics design. Here, Godshalk discusses the historic role of engineering simulation — and looks toward a future in which simulation will make even greater contributions.

TEST AND MEASUREMENT

Hot Box
Simulation helps cool the calibration head for the world’s fastest real-time oscilloscope.

CONSUMER ELECTRONICS

Refresh Your Memory
Ooma saved 50 cents on each of hundreds of thousands of devices by using ANSYS tools to design a DDR3 subsystem that does not require a termination voltage regulator.

RF AND MICROWAVE

Hot Wire
Multiphysics simulation helps to achieve robust electronics design for high-power antennas and microwave components.

WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY

Making Waves
ANSYS HFSS helps to deliver innovative communications and networking solutions.

WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY

More Gain, Less Pain
Using simulation, Vortis can design a more efficient cell phone antenna in up to 90 percent less time.

IC DESIGN

Managing IP Risks
IP-aware SoC power noise and reliability analysis workflow is required in the FinFET era.

NETWORKING

Overcoming Uncertainties in High-Speed Communication Channels
ANSYS HFSS helps verify the ability of cost-effective laminates to support communications speeds of 10 gigabits per second or greater.

PCB DESIGN

Maintaining Power and Signal Integrity
The ever-changing hardware that supports big data and the Internet of Things must be fast, reliable and quickly developed.

FLUID–THERMAL SYSTEM DESIGN

Above the Cloud
Cloud computing reduces by 80 percent the time required for a coupled CFD and structural simulation.

AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE

Eye in the Sky
A small engineering team designed, verified, generated and integrated 125,000 lines of code to control an unmanned aerial system using ANSYS SCADE in one-third the time required had the code been written in C.

ACADEMIC

On the Wing
Butterfly wings generate far more lift than can be accounted for by steady-state, non-transitory aerodynamics.

ANALYSIS TOOLS

Blending Design and Simulation
SpaceClaim and ANSYS bring innovative design and analysis closer together.

ANALYSIS TOOLS

GPUs Speed the Solution of Complex Electromagnetic Simulation
The ANSYS HFSS transient solver leverages NVIDIA’s leadership in GPU computing to enable quick solutions for transient electromagnetic simulation.

ACADEMIC

Ice Breaker
Systems simulation helps design antennas for the first unmanned aircraft system used to measure polar ice sheets.

ACADEMIC

Bringing Down the Volume
The University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University have teamed up with the Advanced Research Project Agency - Energy and others to develop novel high-frequency, magnetic nanocomposite materials for power applications with material performance proven by ANSYS simulation.

MECHANICAL SYSTEMS DESIGN

Safety in Numbers
ANSYS Autodyn helps to determine effectiveness of alternative transit tunnel security measures.