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Announcing Sherlock 6.1: Powerful Predictions and IP Protection across the supply chain

Posted by DfR Solutions on Jan 23, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Beltsville, MD – January 23, 2019 – DfR Solutions, pioneer in Reliability Physics Analysis and a leader in quality, reliability, and durability solutions for the electronics industry, today announced the newest release of Sherlock Automated Design Analysis™ software, version 6.1. This new version has two significant new features, Locked IP Models and Thermal Mechanical BGA Life Predictions. Combined, these new features give users even more powerful predictive capabilities along with the ability to protect critical competitive design advantages across the supply chain. These new features are particularly valuable in automotive, avionics, and other industries using cutting edge technology in challenging environments.

Topics: Sherlock Automated Design Analysis, Thermal Mechanical Analysis, Reliability Physics

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Announcing Sherlock Automated Design Analysis™ for SOLIDWORKS® 3D CAD

Posted by DfR Solutions on Sep 26, 2018 1:37:55 PM

THE ONLY CAD TO CAE SOLUTION DELIVERING RELIABILITY PHYSICS PREDICTIONS

Beltsville, MD – September 26, 2018 – DfR Solutions, pioneer in Reliability Physics Analysis and leader in quality, reliability, and durability solutions for the electronics industry, today announced a major new release of its Sherlock Automated Design Analysis™ software, version 6.0, Sherlock for SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD Integration.  This significant new release includes integration with SOLIDWORKS 2018 that now empowers all SOLIDWORKS users with the ability to predict product reliability before a prototype is ever built. Sherlock users will now be able to use one tool to complete complex, 3D design and reliability analyses. This groundbreaking new feature is democratizing the process of electronics design by bringing powerful, analytical tools to everyday designers of electronics.

The current key trends in electronic technology – Internet of Things (IoT), Electrification, and Autonomous Transportation – share a focus in bringing power and intelligence closer to our everyday environment. But, this intelligence requires innovative electronic hardware that has never lived outside a datacenter, office, or home. And this hardware must operate at reliability levels far beyond what is currently expected for mobile phones or gaming consoles. How to solve this design reliability and safety challenge within the timeframe and price expectations of consumers? Simulation and modeling. Specifically, Reliability Physics Analysis or RPA which uses knowledge of failure mechanisms to predict reliability and improve product performance.

With the new Sherlock for SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD integrated software, mechanical and electronics designers and engineers can now quickly and easily predict the reliable lifetime of entire PCBAs (Printed Circuit Board Assemblies) under real world conditions, before a product is ever built.  Mechanical, electrical, or reliability engineers, even non-FEA experts, can now seamlessly import complex 3D objects into one tool and gain valuable insight into how mechanical structures, such as enclosures, batteries, thermal solutions, chassis, displays, and stiffeners influence and affect the robustness of electronics exposed to thermal and mechanical loads. This information is vital for simulating circuit card assemblies as close to reality as possible and improving overall product performance.

Topics: Sherlock, Sherlock Automated Design Analysis, Reliability Physics

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Announcing Thermal-Mechanical Analysis in Sherlock Version 5.3

Posted by DfR Solutions on Sep 13, 2017 7:16:00 AM

Beltsville, MD – September 13, 2017 – DfR Solutions, leader in quality, reliability, and durability (QRD) solutions for the electronics industry, today announced the next release of Sherlock Automated Design Analysis™ software - Version 5.3. Advanced features include Thermal-Mechanical Analysis. This advanced new capability provides the ability to capture system-level effects on solder joint reliability during temperature cycling.

Topics: temperature cycling, reliability, DfR Solutions, Sherlock Automated Design Analysis, Thermal Mechanical Analysis, solder joint, Sherlock 5.3, system level effects

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Sherlock Automated Design Analysis™ Version 3.2 Introduces Hi-Fidelity PCB Modeling, Other Advances

Posted by DfR Solutions on Sep 9, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Beltsville, MD – September 9, 2014 – DfR Solutions, leader in quality, reliability, and durability (QRD) solutions for the electronics industry, today announced the newest release of Sherlock Automated Design Analysis™ software, version 3.2. This newest version of Sherlock incorporates several advanced features including Hi-Fidelity PCB Modeling, a Part and Package 3D Model Viewer, a Shared Parts Library feature, and Through-Hole Lead Modeling. These features, along with existing Sherlock features, enable users to model even more complex substrates and boards, faster, and more accurately than ever before.

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Sherlock 3.1 Release Integrates ECAD and CAE Analysis

Posted by DfR Solutions on Jan 23, 2014 1:00:00 PM

Beltsville, MD – January 23, 2014 – DfR Solutions, leader in quality, reliability, and durability (QRD) solutions for the electronics industry, today announced the newest release of Sherlock Automated Design Analysis™ software, version 3.1.  This version of Sherlock is the first and only reliability tool to seamlessly interface with existing FEA tools.  Now engineers can quickly and accurately predict circuit card reliability across different use environments using their own FEA software.

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DfR Solutions Wins Second Global Technology Award

Posted by DfR Solutions on Nov 19, 2013 12:00:00 PM

Beltsville, MD – November 19, 2013 – DfR Solutions, a leader in quality, reliability, and durability solutions for the electronics industry, announced that Sherlock Automated Design Analysis™ software version 3.0 with 3D capability received a Global Technology Award for Best Product North America at Productronica 2013 in Munich, Germany on November 12.  This prestigious award, sponsored by Global SMT & Packaging magazine, recognizes the best new innovations in the printed circuit assembly and packaging industries.  The Global Technology Awards have recognized the very best new innovations in the printed circuit assembly and packaging industries since 2005.

Topics: DfR Solutions, Sherlock Automated Design Analysis

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DfR Solutions and Dassault Systèmes Announce Strategic Alliance

Posted by DfR Solutions on Aug 20, 2013 2:00:00 PM

Beltsville, MD – August 20, 2013 – DfR Solutions, a leader in quality, reliability, and durability (QRD) solutions for the electronics industry, today announced a strategic alliance with Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions. Sherlock Automated Design Analysis™ software will integrate with Abaqus Finite Element Analysis (FEA) from Dassault Systèmes realistic simulation application (SIMULIA) to create an unparalleled tool empowering electronics manufacturers to develop better, more reliable products while reducing product development time and cost.

Topics: DfR Solutions, Sherlock Automated Design Analysis

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DfR Solutions Announces Enhanced Sherlock 3.0

Posted by DfR Solutions on May 23, 2013 1:30:00 PM

Beltsville, MD – May 22, 2013 – DfR Solutions, a leader in quality, reliability, and durability (QRD) solutions for the electronics industry, today announced the new 3.0 release of its Automated Design AnalysisTM software, Sherlock. Sherlock is the first-of-its-kind automated design analysis software for analyzing, grading, and certifying the expected reliability of products at the circuit card assembly level.

Topics: DfR Solutions, Sherlock Automated Design Analysis

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DfR Solutions Expands Sherlock Automated Design Analysis™ Software Global Network

Posted by DfR Solutions on Jun 27, 2012 12:00:00 PM

College Park, MD – June 27, 2012 – DfR Solutions, a leader in quality, reliability, and durability (QRD) solutions for the electronics industry, announced today that it is expanding its partner network in North America to include Trilogic, Oasis, and EDA Direct, and Exleet in Korea. Together with the DfR Solutions North American sales team, these organizations will now offer DfR Solutions’ revolutionary automated design analysis tool, ‘Sherlock’.  Sherlock is the first-of-its-kind Automated Design Analysis software for analyzing, grading, and certifying the expected reliability of products at the circuit card assembly level.

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DfR Solutions Receives Military Embedded Systems Editor’s Choice Award

Posted by DfR Solutions on May 23, 2012 11:00:00 AM

College Park, MD – May 23, 2012 – DfR Solutions, a leader in quality, reliability, and durability solutions for the electronics industry, announced that Sherlock Automated Design Analysis™ was chosen as an Editor’s Choice product by Military Embedded Systems magazine in its April/May 2012 edition.  Sherlock is the first-of-its-kind Automated Design Analysis software for analyzing, grading, and certifying the expected reliability of products at the circuit card assembly level.

Topics: DfR Solutions, Sherlock Automated Design Analysis

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