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Reliability Physics Analysis Tools for Implementing DO-160G STANDARD

Read how to apply Reliability Physics Analysis (RPA) in Ansys Sherlock to the DO-160G standard which covers “Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment” in the aerospace industry. PCBs installed in any airborne vehicles can be simulated in Ansys Sherlock to assess the vibrational and solder fatigue analysis in order to predict the life cycle/ Time-to-failure (TTF) of key components and the board itself.

Reliability Physics Analysis Tools for Implementing SAE J3168 STANDARD

Read how to apply Reliability Physics Analysis (RPA) in Ansys Sherlock to the SAE J3168 standard, covering Electrical, Electronic, Electromechanical Equipment, Modules and Components. This standard was jointly developed by the SAE Automotive Electronic Systems Reliability Standards Committee and SAE Avionics Process Management Committee, and is the first reliability physics analysis (RPA) standard developed specifically for use in the Aerospace, Automotive, Defence and other High-Performance (AADHP) industries.

Part 1: Using Simulation of Electronics Reliability to address industry standards (SAE J3168, MIL-810G, GMW3172 and/or DO-160G)

It is increasingly important for product designers to consider electronics durability and PCB reliability across the product’s entire service life – accounting for all external influences that it will experience during production, shipping, and the environment during its operation. Here we look at how simulation is used to satisfy the requirements dictated by common industry standards.

Moving towards a Comprehensive Virtual PCB Testing Platform

ANSYS Simulation results for Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs)

Trends such as such as Industry 4.0, the Internet of Things (IoT), drones, smart home technology and autonomous vehicles are continuing to push PCB technology to its limits. Electronics engineers are now needing to focus on more than just the electromagnetics aspects of PCB design, and are increasingly concerned about power consumption, thermal & vibration issues linked to reliability concerns in harsh environments.

Engineers need an integrated Simulation toolset to develop and optimise safe autonomous systems

Learn how ANSYS’ integrated toolset can overcome the complex technical challenges in the development of fully autonomous systems: helping to deliver safe and reliable systems that operate efficiently in complex, changing environments. As engineers, we intuitively understand that comprehensive simulation is the only way to thoroughly consider all real-world scenarios for these systems in a fast and cost-effective way.

Dramatic Accelerations in the Performance of Antenna Placement and Co-site Interference Simulations with NVIDIA GPUs

Figure 1 - Radiation pattern of a ship calculated in ANSYS HFSS SBR+
After talking to design engineers who are responsible for both Antenna Placement and Co-site Interference simulations, we have heard that they typically desire results to be available in less than 10 minutes in order for them to effectively test all the different configurations required on a real-world project. If the simulation time grows beyond 10...

Wearable Conformal Antenna Design in Presence of the ANSYS Human Body Model

Figure 4 – Cylindrically Curved Structures of radii 5cm, 7.5cm and 10cm

The Internet of Things has rapidly become a major industry focus with dramatic advancements in low power electronics and in wireless technology. Body-worn communication systems are now capable of detecting body motion during exercise and monitoring functions like heart rate and blood pressure. In such systems, a critical topic is how to preserve antenna performance,…