Many companies work together to design electronic systems. During the qualification process, there is a lot of back and forth between the final users (mostly OEMs or manufacturers) and the suppliers. In the ideal world, the more information that is shared between both parties, the more likely they are to produce reliable and safe products. In reality, two companies can’t openly share all the design details due to intellectual property considerations. The circuit card designer does not want to share the board details with a prospective customer. Simultaneously, to protect new product ideas, the systems integrator may not want to share use environment details with the board designers. The need for both parties to protect their IP and stay competitive makes it hard to collaborate.
Abaqus, Ansys and NX Nastran are synonymous with finite element analysis (FEA) and simulation. The host, DfR Solutions’ Dr. Gil Sharon, explains how these tools can be made even more powerful – and PCB modeling faster – with Sherlock Automated Design Analysis™ software.