Systems Product Highlights
New capabilities for ANSYS Simplorer enable you to design complete electrical systems with a new graphical modeling editor for Modelica, new Reduced-Order Model interfaces and compatibility with model libraries from Modelon. Its enhanced interoperability capabilities give you improved connectivity with systems engineering processes, support for Functional Mock-up Interface (FMI) co-simulation, system model identification and closed-loop testing with embedded software designs in ANSYS SCADE. Finally, inclusion of Simplorer Entry into ANSYS mechanical, fluids, electromagnetics and embedded software products adds systems simulation capability to ANSYS physics and software solutions.
New graphical modeling environment helps you to simulate complete physical systems
Modeling complete physical systems is easier than ever with the new, diagram-based graphical modeling environment for the industry-standard Modelica language. Simplorer now covers fluid power, liquid cooling and mechanical dynamics. A new Reduced-Order Model (ROM) generator for coupled mechanical–thermal behavior also lets you analyze and reuse 3-D physics-based models at the systems level.
Enhanced interoperability improves complex systems integration
With new support for FMI co-simulation, system model identification, connections to systems engineering flows and support for closed-loop testing with embedded software, Simplorer increases its lead over the competition in terms of interoperability of varied simulation technologies. The new systems engineering gateway connects physical system simulation in Simplorer with system architecture design in ANSYS SCADE Architect, and embedded software models created with ANSYS SCADE Suite can be validated with a new closed-loop system testing methodology.
Simplorer Entry adds systems simulation to ANSYS physics and embedded solvers
ANSYS Simplorer Entry extends multiphysics analysis and optimization to the system level. You can now include systems analysis in any design involving ANSYS mechanical, fluids, electromagnetics and embedded software solutions. Simplorer Entry gives you access to all the languages, model libraries, solvers and interfaces available in the full Simplorer product, and is only limited in the size of model that it can simulate. For ANSYS SCADE users, Simplorer Entry is a powerful platform for modeling physical plant behavior and testing embedded controls within the system.
FMEDA Capabilities in ANSYS medini for Semiconductors
Chips are becoming extremely complex systems, with a deep impact on the safety and security of the products that contain them, such as automobiles. The revision of the ISO 26262 2nd edition international standard dedicated to product development processes for safety-related electrical and/or electronic (E/E) systems poses new challenges for semiconductors. The standard mandates that automotive semiconductor suppliers perform system safety analysis for all chips to be included in cars and other on-road or off-road vehicles.
Our latest release, ANSYS 18.1, can ensure that your automotive semiconductors comply with this new standard. ANSYS medini includes Failure Mode and Effect Analysis for Design Automation (FMEDA) for systems safety analysis, which is applicable for a full system-on-chip, a complex IP or a basic hardware function. ANSYS 18.1 also integrates bilateral communication with the Cadence IP design tool.
ANSYS medini for semiconductors includes:
- Failure rate determination for hardware design (chip + package)
- FMEDA analysis based on the hardware design models
- Seamless Import of IP design data
- The ability to configure, exchange and reuse FMEDA data
- All all other medini analyze features, including safety requirements and traceability, fault tree analysis, dependent failure analysis and checklists, etc.
ANSYS Simplorer offers greater levels of interoperability, including reduced-order model (ROM) and Functional Mock-up Interface (FMI) co-simulation capabilities, for simulating complex, system-level models.