Ansys Discovery Updated

New release adds high-frequency electromagnetic for antennas.

New release adds high-frequency electromagnetic for antennas.

Wi-Fi router far field radiation pattern in Ansys Discovery. Image courtesy of Ansys.

Ansys expanded the upfront simulation capabilities in Ansys Discovery to include high-frequency electromagnetics (EM) modeling for antennas. The launch empowers teams to virtually explore several design areas at once—minimizing the need for physical prototyping and testing.

The latest EM features add to Discovery’s existing capabilities and create a multiphysics simulation environment coupled with interactive geometric modeling along with integration to the greater Ansys portfolio. The new offering enables companies to investigate new concepts early in the antenna design process.

“Smart, highly miniaturized, implantable medical devices are enabling whole new therapeutic areas and improving patient care. A critical component of designing a smart implant is developing an efficient and robust wireless antenna,” says Dr. Arun Venkatasubramanian, senior vice president, Medical Technology Division at Cambridge Consultants, part of Capgemini Invent. 

Discovery equips teams to quickly evaluate changes to element design and antenna placement without having to interpret or clarify complicated computer-aided design (CAD) geometry. Discovery automates the creation of EM regions based on desired frequency ranges and assigns conductive and dielectric material based on port definitions. This automation supports the rapid evaluation and integration of antenna concepts while eliminating manual geometry cleanup. Additionally, engineers and designers can seamlessly transfer the model and physics setup to Ansys HFSS 3D high-frequency EM simulation software for final design validation.

“Adding EM capabilities in Ansys Discovery for antenna design not only shifts simulation left, but it democratizes simulation for all users from beginner to expert,” says Shane Emswiler, senior vice president of products at Ansys. “Discovery provides an easy-to-use interface with integrated modeling and access to other Ansys tools, which streamlines the antenna design process and results in optimized development, performance, and efficiency.”

To explore Discovery, register for a free trial today.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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