Sphinx is a co-simulator for Power and Signal Integrity at
the package, board and system level. Its
unique algorithms allow larger designs to be analyzed with the accuracy of full
3D solvers. This allows users to have
the best of both worlds: accuracy of
full 3-D solvers with the performance of fast solvers. All analysis is performed in Frequency Domain
and users can view Frequency Responses (Z, S, or Y) parameters, as well as
Voltage Distribution. As geometries continue to shrink, discontinuities play a
larger role in the analysis. Current generation analysis tools do not correctly
account for wrap around currents (WAC), return path discontinuities (RPD),
aperture coupling and gap fields. E-SystemDesign's intuitive GUI reduces the
complexity engineers deal with when using similar products. Combining these capabilities with supporting
large design with accurate results is a big improvement for design engineers.
A slew of announcements about new materials and design concepts for transportation have come out of several trade shows focusing on plastics, aircraft interiors, heavy trucks, and automotive engineering. A few more announcements have come independent of any trade shows, maybe just because it's spring.
Samsung's Galaxy line of smartphones used to fare quite well in the repairability department, but last year's flagship S5 model took a tumble, scoring a meh-inducing 5/10. Will the newly redesigned S6 lead us back into star-studded territory, or will we sink further into the depths of a repairability black hole?
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