Simulation and Modeling
The electronics industry spends a great deal of time and expense on product testing. Such testing requires expensive equipment and can take months. If this qualification process uncovers a design or material issue, the time required to correct it can result in missed launch targets and potentially enormous losses in market share.
In the highly competitive and cost-sensitive electronics industry, this is an area where improvements can rapidly pay dividends. DfR Solutions attributes include state-of-the-art software tools, unrivaled capabilities, and deep understanding of reliability physics. With these features, we can offer a realistic alternative to testing through our accelerated simulation and modeling offerings.
While some organizations have the ability to perform mechanical simulation, circuit modeling or thermal analysis, DfR Solutions has the expertise and capability to perform all three. We have vast experience in a wide variety of areas: electrical, mechanical and thermal design; use of Automated Design Analysis (our Sherlock system); Abaqus CAE (FEA and CFD); and SImplis power supplies and OrC AD PSpice. We use this know-how to design the best possible simulation and modeling for your product, helping provide you with the information you need to meet your market targets.
Our exclusive focus on electronics enables us to optimize the modeling and simulation process, dramatically reducing completion time from months to weeks or even days. Material properties are already known, mesh optimization has already been performed, and SPICE models are already in place. In fact, our simulation and modeling activities are as close to turnkey as can be found.
A perfect example of this approach is our Automated Design Analysis tool, Sherlock. This easy-to-use yet comprehensive software package simulates the environment where the product will be used, including temperature, vibration, and shock, and then predicts the life of the product based on several key failure mechanisms. Because Sherlock directly leverages existing design activities (including bill of materials (BOM), electrical schematic, and mechanical layout), simulation results are available in hours rather than days or weeks. Thanks to Sherlock, companies can now afford to make simulation and modeling a standard part of the new product introduction (NPI) process. This new technique is already being used by a wide range of industries, including automotive, telecom / enterprise, avionics, medical and others.
With DfR Solution tools like Sherlock streamlining the simulation and modeling process, you too can look forward to cutting down on time while still seeking improvements to your product.