Introduction to HF simulation with Ansys HFSS
3D EM simulation of high-frequency components and antennae
Due to increasingly demanding requirements in terms of packaging, data rates and development time, the use of high-frequency electromagnetic 3D field simulation is indispensable for the development of antennas and electronics. ANSYS HFSS is the industry standard here. Using ...
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This training is offered as a 2-day course or alternatively as
a self-paced eLearning course, in which you should invest a total of 2 learning day(s) with your own time allocation.
01 Quick start for high frequency calculation
- Explanation of the simulation environment
- Perfect electrical and radiation boundary conditions, Wave ports.
- Attaching a differential connector
- HSD connector for Star Quad
02 The basics of antenna simulation
- Tips on the geometry of a PIFA antenna
- Material properties for HF-simulation
- Important information on radiation boundary conditions
- Far field evaluation (rE, Gain, Realized Gain)
03 The fundamentals of signal integrity
- Logic behind the 3D layout interface
- Introduction to Signal Integrity
- Evaluation of Via
- Parameterized microstrip to stripline transition
04 Optimization of transitions in microwave technology
- Parameterized transition of a coaxial cable to a waveguide
- Waveguide modes and Driven Modal Setup
- General information about optimization tasks and their application in HFSS
- Optimization for microwave components
05 Networks and co-simulations
- Setting up a field simulation (antenna on PCB with housing)
- Dynamic link to circuit simulation
- Generating a Network
- Comparison of the behavior of installed antenna designs
06 Circuit board simulation
- Workflow for SI simulations
- Layout import / placing of capacitors
- Calculation for a USB interface
- Nyquist Criterion: Explanation of the evaluation of Eye data
07 Antenna performance and interference
- Integral equation solvers and hybrid regions
- Design and evaluation of an antenna placed on a car
- General information about excitations in HFSS
- Antenna interference and discussion
08 Scripting and extended evaluation of HF applications
- How does scripting work in HFSS?
- Exercise on scripting in HFSS
- Construction of an RFID antenna using HFSS scripting and DXF import
- Explanations of evaluation quantities for HF coils
Due to increasingly demanding requirements in terms of packaging, data rates and development time, the use of high-frequency electromagnetic 3D field simulation is indispensable for the development of antennas and electronics. ANSYS HFSS is the industry standard here.
Using practical examples, we will teach you everything you need to know to use ANSYS HFSS successfully: software operation, physical and numerical modeling and efficient workflows.
This seminar is aimed at development engineers looking to get into the simulation of high-frequency electromagnetic systems such as antennae, connectors, high-speed signal conductor tracks, or RF components, in order to make useful forecasts at the design stage or to carry out diagnostic analyses for troubleshooting tasks.
The seminar enables you to predict the behavior of the high-frequency fields of your products before the first prototype is made. It will allow you to decide whether it is good enough and to find out where it can be improved.
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As soon as the minimum number of attendees has been reached, you will receive a final training confirmation containing further information on how to get to the venue. We recommend that you wait until you have received this final confirmation before booking your travel and accommodation.
If the minimum number of attendees is not reached, we reserve the right to cancel the training seven days before it is due to start at the latest. We are happy to help you change your booking to an alternative date. Please note that we accept no liability for hotel or travel bookings that attendees have already made.
Usually the training courses start at 9:00 am and end at 5:00 pm of the respective local time. The actual course times will be stated in the booking confirmation. Please note that, depending on the training host, there may be a possible time shift between your and the provider's local time. Therefore all local times are provided with the valid time shift to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
To get a clear impression of our online learning format, we offer you a trial allowing you access to the starting module of an eLearning seminar of your choice. No costs, no cancellation period or anything similar. Moreover, with this free test access you can check all the technical requirements for a smooth learning process. You can easily request the free module from any eLearning course.
Each online seminar day comprises four eLearning modules. You should ideally allow 90 to 120 minutes of uninterrupted learning time for each module. This will allow you to acquire the knowledge provided by a module and to consolidate it through quiz questions and Ansys exercises. By dividing each module into micro learning units, you can also make good use of smaller time windows, such as on your commute.
A prerequisite for using the learning contents of booked eLearning seminars is the possession of an access to the CADFEM learning platform. This access is valid for 24 months and can be extended. This allows you to decide how long you want to have access to your numerous videos, PDF documents and quiz questions.
Dr. sc. Jörg Helfenstein
The right training, hardware and additional software products are the keys to success when it comes to a quick introduction to simulation.