5G connectivity is the next technological revolution. This pervasive, ultrafast compute network will connect billions of devices with data on-demand. It will drive economic expansion in many sectors, spawn new products and services, and transform our lives as we know it.

Yet, before 5G can deliver on its promises and quality of service (QoS) metrics, wireless systems designers and engineers must overcome sizable challenges. ANSYS 5G simulation solutions empower these individuals to solve the complexities impeding device, network and data center design.

ANSYS 5G simulation solutions provide electromagnetics, semiconductor, electronics cooling and mechanical analysis tools to accurately simulate 5G radio and related technologies. The multi-solution platform leverages high-performance computing that can be deployed across the enterprise, allowing designers and engineering experts to collaborate more effectively.

Learn how ANSYS simulation solutions can help accelerate your 5G innovations to market.

Key Technology

5G will rely on many discontinuous frequency bands, sub-6GHz and millimeter wave frequencies:

Sub 6GHz Systems

    • Large cell
    • MIMO

Millimeter Wave Systems

  • Small cells
  • Low latency and high bandwidths
  • Beamforming/Massive MIMO to over come high path loss, improve spectral efficiency through spatial multiplexing and reducing inference
Three Dimensions of 5G
  • Enhanced Mobile Broadband

Cellular in office, industrial parks, malls, sports venues.

High volumes in localized areas with lower cost

  • Massive Internet of Things

Economy of scale for IoT and M2M

Low power

  • Mission Critical Services

New market for high reliability, ultra-low latency, security, availability

Supports autonomous vehicles and remote operation of equipment

What can ANSYS Help Address for 5G Design?
  • Enable design of 5G wireless systems capabilities ranging from Massive MIMO, mmWave, Carrier Aggregation, Channel Encoding
  • Accelerate leading-edge SoC design through power optimization, thermal and thermo-mechanical stability, signal and power integrity, EMI, and ESD analysis for user equipment (UE) and networks.
  • Serve 5G ecosystem system vendors, including Component/Chip/Edge Compute companies, Handset OEMs, and Infrastructure / Network providers/ Data Center providers.


Wireless Design

  • Antenna Design & Integration
  • EMI/EMC Analysis
  • Standards Compliance

Environment Modeling

  • Antenna Placement
  • Link Budget Analysis
  • In-band Out-of-band Interference

Package & PCB Reliability

  • Signal & Power Integrity
  • SERDES & DDR Performance
  • Thermal Analysis
  • Structural Reliability

Semiconductor Reliability

  • 10nm/7nm Design
  • Power Efficiency
  • Thermal Reliability
  • Electromigration
  • Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)