One might think that the 5G performance for smartphones does not have much in common with the functional requirements for 5G systems being developed for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and Autonomous Driving Systems in our automobiles. However, both rely on antenna and sensors that must perform in a world increasingly filled with competing electronic systems and radio frequency signals, as well as work within the confines of their packaging envelope and operating environment which includes open spaces and solid objects capable of diminishing or blocking the required signals.
To achieve reliable 5G Communications, whether in a mobile device or a vehicle – or any product – design engineers, structural engineers and electronics engineers need to able to collaborate on assessing the best placement for sensors and other electronics to protect them from structural damage, moisture, and dirt, as well as electromagnetic interference from other electronics. To bring these products to market quickly and reliably, simulation will need to play a large role from the beginning to the end of the development process.
Join Dassault Systems for two upcoming workshops in August (4th, 18th) sponsored by EDI CON Online, that focus on product development challenges in the age of 5G and how advanced simulation technology can speed development and time to market for electric/autonomous vehicles, mobile devices, and the future of consumer products.
Electromagnetic simulation helps engineers achieve optimal antenna design and placement to ensure a product meets 5G connectivity, regulatory and safety requirements.
August 4th, 01:30 PM EDT: 5G Communications for IoT, REGISTER HERE
Speaker: Jonathan Oakley, High Tech Industry Process Expert Director, Dassault Systèmes There are challenges to implementing 5G in the standard mobile form-factor. Space is already limited and 5G comprises two major frequency bands requiring different antenna technologies. The higher band, mm-wave, requires special attention to achieve good overall coverage and pass certifications. Beam forming techniques, material selection and additional antenna modules need careful evaluation.
In this presentation, we will share details on how electromagnetic simulation enables device developers to overcome the complexity and achieve optimal antenna design and placement to ensure a product meets all of its connectivity, regulatory and safety requirements. 5G simulation with SIMULIA CST Studio Suite and high performance computing can help meet the very short product cycles typical of high tech consumer devices.
According to Jonathan Oakley, “There is no doubt that 5G will play a key role in industry digitalization, the ongoing transformation of business operations through digital technologies. Leveraging the industrial internet of things (IIoT), 5G will wirelessly connect all parts of the operation, driving smart manufacturing and enabling digital twins that can predict and optimize performance in real-time. While 4G was designed originally for optimized voice communication, 5G has been designed for data communication from the outset and its performance metrics in areas of key interest to manufacturing are vastly improved. 5G will ultimately add value by increasing productivity, reducing time to market, and lowering development and deployment risks across global operations and supply chains.”
August 18th, 1:30 PM EDT: ADAS Sensor Design & Placement, REGISTER HERE
Speaker: Chris Jones, Global High Tech Industry Process Expert Specialist, Dassault Systèmes
Modern vehicles contain countless antennas and sensors which are crucial to the overall performance and safety of autonomous and assisted driving systems. All these components need not only function correctly in isolation, but also in close proximity to one another. System integrators cannot rely on combining all these systems in the prototype phase as late stage failure this late in the development process would be prohibitively expensive to rectify. Electromagnetic simulation of the systems throughout the entire development cycle is crucial to achieve peak performance and full compatibility with both regulations and other systems at play. SIMULIA offers state of the art simulation tools starting with the design of the antenna and sensor system, evaluating placement of said components on a vehicle, evaluating the potential for co-site interference and even considering the safety of the human occupants of the vehicle. In this webinar we will touch on some of the common challenges and how our customers address these in production today.
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Editor: To learn more about using electromagnetic simulation to develop advanced products from electric cars to mobile devices, read our blog posts,Taking Autonomous Vehicles to the Next Level with 5G, An Interview with Jonathan Oakely About 5G
Download our whitepaper on 5G Antennna Design for Smartphones.
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