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.
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
In a bid to boost the viability of lithium-based electric car batteries, a team at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed a chemistry that could possibly double an EV’s driving range while cutting its battery cost in half.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.