ManufacturingMarch 30, 2020

Unlocking the Potential of Electromagnetic Simulation with SIMULIA Apps – CST Studio Suite

Rapid advancement in technology in every sphere of the industrial landscape, from…
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Rapid advancement in technology in every sphere of the industrial landscape, from transportation & mobility and aerospace & defense to the hi-tech and medical devices sectors, is driving up the demand for electronics components in India. Industrial electronics, automotive, aerospace & defense, and medical devices were among the top eight industries contributing to India’s $61.8 billion electronics industry1.

Electronics are now central to engineering key parts and devices, requiring accurate analysis and testing of electromagnetic systems across industries.

For instance, the transportation & mobility sector relies heavily on onboard electronics. Aerospace & defense organizations must study electromagnetic factors such as co-site interference and environmental electromagnetic effects to develop effective products. The hi-tech sector hinges on electronics and electromagnetic parts, from antenna, chips, and filters to device touchscreens. Electromagnetic systems are central to medical devices such as MRI machines, X-ray tubes, or even wearables.

Electromagnetic simulation can help to optimize these systems at lesser efforts and timelines, speeding up the engineering to manufacturing process.

Why electromagnetic simulation is so necessary

Typically, organizations can face a number of challenges when trying to optimize electromagnetic systems. For example, wide frequency ranges and electrically large structures can hold back engineers from investigating the electronic properties of components accurately. The issue is compounded by the extremely detailed nature of electronics structures, making the investigation a costly and time-consuming process.

Without careful evaluation of the performance, reliability, and safety of materials with electromagnetic properties, organizations risk delayed time to production. To address this, organizations require robust electromagnetic simulation capabilities that can replicate the properties, design, and structural traits of to-be-manufactured components in a controlled environment.

Electromagnetic simulation software has the potential to accelerate production, analyzing the electromagnetic properties of a component in the design phase itself. It allows engineers to try out a variety of virtual prototypes in the early stages of the design process, comparing how different configurations perform in various environmental scenarios. By optimizing this virtual prototype perfectly, engineers can reduce the number of physical prototypes needed before reaching production.

The software simulates electromagnetic system performance in a realistic context, checking if they meet electromagnetic compatibility and interference (EMC/ECI) standards and exposure limits. This could help to avoid redesign delays, costly prototype revisions, or even product recalls after go-to-market.

CST Studio Suite reimagines electronics production via advanced electromagnetic simulation capabilities

At Dassault Systèmes, we recognize the need for electromagnetic simulation in today’s industrial manufacturing value chain. Powered by the 3DEXPERIENCE® platform, SIMULIA delivers realistic simulation applications that enable users to reveal the world we live in. SIMULIA applications accelerate the process of evaluating the performance, reliability and safety of materials and products before committing to physical prototypes.

We offer CST Studio Suite® (as part of the vast SIMULIA portfolio), which is a high-performance 3D electromagnetic analysis software package, helping organizations improve their electromagnetic design analysis and optimization capabilities.

As part of the vast SIMULIA portfolio, CST Studio Suite can:

  • Address specific use cases via solvers – General purpose (e.g., frequency domain solvers) as well as specialized solvers (e.g., for motors, cables, etc.) for electromagnetic simulations
  • Fine tune electromagnetic components via optimizers – local and global optimizers for performance improvement, specifications alignment or cost reduction
  • Replicate measurements via post-processing templates – use-case specific templates (like eye diagrams for electronics) or versatile enough for custom electromagnetic workflows
  • Reduce engineer workloads via data exchange – CAD and EDA data import, using healing mechanisms to restore data integrity, ensuring defects in electromagnetic design are identified and corrected
  • Simplify simulation projects with system assembly and modeling (SAM) – SAM framework to select the best solver, compare results, and perform post-processing automatically

These features unlock several benefits.

To begin with, our solution covers a broad spectrum of simulation needs. Industry stakeholders can access specialized solvers for their domain-specific applications, such as motors in transportation, or circuit boards in hi-tech. CST Studio Suite provides an all-in-one design environment that supports a wide range of material models. Engineers do not have to duplicate efforts when simulating complex electromagnetic systems.

CST Studio Suite makes it easier to conduct analysis, through powerful visualization tools, and built-in optimizers. All of this results in effort reduction, more stringent compliance, faster product delivery, and greater readiness for innovation.

How our customers have gained from CST Studio Suite

Dassault Systèmes’ CST Studio Suite has helped several organizations reimagine their design processes, in conjunction with other SIMULIA offerings.

Autonomous vehicle component supplier, Oryx Vision, leveraged the solution to design terahertz antennas, which are typically difficult to measure. Spark Minda Technical Centre uses CST Studio Suite for nearly every electromagnetic simulation requirement, from low to high-frequency needs in the transportation sector. Accurate simulations using this solution have enabled Spark Minda to deliver compatible products, in line with EMC/EMI regulations.

CST Studio Suite also helped academicians at the Lancaster University simplify project complexities, handling different electromagnetic components with varying frequency ranges with ease. Watch what they have to say below:

We are eager to bring these benefits and opportunities to India’s industrial sector. For this reason, Dassault Systèmes will conduct a live webinar on April 2, 2020, starting at 4.30 p.m.

Register now

On April 2, our experts – Pandurangan KANNAIYAN, Senior Sales Manager, SIMULIA at Dassault Systèmes, and Bhavesh KUMAR, Director SIMULIA India at Dassault Systèmes India – will share an overview of the CST Studio Suite based so SIMULIA. They will also outline how these solutions could be leveraged in India’s industrial context.

From product designers, antenna and microwave engineers, RF engineers and EMC/EMI engineers to SI/PI Engineers as well as electronic engineers, this is a must-attend webinar for stakeholders across the industrial manufacturing value chain.

Click here to register. We look forward to your participation and feedback!

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