Internet of Things (IoT)

Engineering IoT with ANSYS

MaryamNemaziePicWhat is the Internet of Things (IoT)? Our world is more connected than ever, thanks to the growing web of smart electronics that surround us every day. IoT is about enabling connectivity and embedded intelligence in devices. This connectivity will greatly streamline communications among our electronic devices, improving the way we live, work and play.

For Ozen Engineering, Inc. and ANSYS customers, creating innovative products with technologically demanding qualities is nothing new. The complete simulation and workflow technologies used to develop the ground-breaking products all around us are ready for the next generation of ubiquitous connectivity. Whether for stress, thermal, antenna, and power design applications, our simulation technologies are speeding the development of IoT devices, networking infrastructure, and cloud computing platforms.

Why are simulations so important in an IoT world?

IoT is here and it’s growing fast. Many companies don’t realize the power of conducting simulations, especially in the context of IoT. Generally speaking, ANSYS simulation technology allows innovators to develop higher quality products, reduce the cost of prototyping, and improve time to market. In essence, ANSYS simulation software allows you to predict with confidence that your products will thrive in the real world. In the context of IoT, simulations are now more important than ever because as all of these devices are connected, signal and power integrity become crucial. Innovators have to monitor the electromagnetic compatibility among all of these devices to ensure that the various signals are not interfering with one another.  What’s the point of embedding intelligence in devices if signals interfere, undermining the power of the device? However, electromagnetic interference is not the only issue to watch out for. There are a whole host of considerations, such as thermal and reliability issues, just to name a few! This is where ANSYS simulation software, such as an ANSYS Multiphysics package, unleashes the power to alleviate such concerns and would be just the tool in creating a reliable, high-performance prototype.

Find out how ANSYS simulation solutions can help you engineer high-performance electronic devices and systems for the Internet of Things by watching this brief video. Hungry to learn more? Please visit our ANSYS training schedule for upcoming courses:  If you are interested in a technology demonstration, please contact Casey Heydari at 408-732-4665 or to schedule a demo today.

By Maryam Nemazie


Tech Tip: What is new in ANSYS HFSS R17

Modelithics CLR Library for ANSYS Electronics Desktop/HFSS

Modelithics models are now compatible with ANSYS Electronics Desktop and HFSS circuit design. The Modelithics CLR Library for ANSYS HFSS improves the accuracy level of RF/Microwave electronic design. Once, the Modelithics CLR Library is installed into the ANSYS Electronics Desktop under the Component Libraries, designers can access the high accuracy simulation models by Modelithics from within the ANSYS HFSS design environment.


Modelithics CLR Library can be imported and solved with HFSS accurate EM co-simulation

The Modelithics CLR library contains Resistors, Inductors and Capacitors from the leading and popular vendors. The Modelithics models are measurement-based, scalable, statistical analysis capable and well-documented which make ANSYS HFSS EM simulation more accurate and valuable. The Modelithics models enhance ANSYS HFSS Electromagnetic (EM) co-simulation.

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Whitepaper – Predicting Electromagnetic Interference and Compatibility

Electromagnetic Interference and Compatibility can not only impact the performance of a device but can delay device certification and time to market. Neither of these outcomes are acceptable to companies in the fast paced, competitive market of today. This whitepaper is an overview of Electromagnetic Interference and Compatibility (EMI/EMC):

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ANSYS HFSS and ANSYS SIwave are the state of the art tools for evaluating EM Interference and Compatibility.

Industry Solutions

Our industry solution pages are the perfect primer on the simulation benefits and concerns by industry. Check often for relevant whitepapers like above, videos and workshop problems available for download. The industries most related to this post would be:

  • Antenna Design – Antenna integration is a complex multi-scale and multi-domain problem. Make sure your antenna is performing the way it is supposed to with ANSYS Simulation.
  • Internet of Things – An IoT device that doesn’t deal with EMI is just a thing. Make sure your device works in the outside world.

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