What’s New in ANSYS Electronics Desktop R17.1

What’s New in ANSYS Electronics Desktop R17.1


Dr. Charlotte Blair, Ph.D.
ANSYS Lead Application Engineer – High Frequency Products

Date: Tuesday July 26, 2016
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: E5 4106 – 4128
Invited by: Professor S. Safavi-Naeini


ANSYS Electronics Desktop is the premier, unified platform for electromagnetic, circuit and system simulation. Goldstandard tools like ANSYS HFSS, Maxwell, Q3D Extractor, and Simplorer are built natively in the Electronics Desktop, which serves as a universal Pre/Post processor for these tools. With ANSYS Electronics Desktop, you can integrate rigorous electromagnetic analysis with system and circuit simulation in a comprehensive, easy-to-use design platform. Electronics Desktop products link to ANSYS Workbench for full multiphysics simulation and optimization of your product under real-world physical conditions.
The ANSYS HFSS SBR+ Solver Option – formerly Delcross Savant can be added to the ANSYS Electronics Desktop or any of the ANSYS products that utilize the ANSYS Electronics Desktop. This solver-only option does not include a GUI. HFSS SBR+ is an advanced antenna performance simulation software that provides fast and accurate prediction of installed antenna patterns, near-fields and antenna-to-antenna coupling on electrically large platforms. HFSS SBR+analyzes installed antenna performance on platforms that are tens to thousands of wavelengths in size. It leverages the asymptotic Shooting and Bouncing Ray Plus (SBR+) technique to efficiently compute accurate solutions with incredible speed and scalability. The state-of-the- art technology in HFSS SBR+ includes advanced physics models such as creeping waves, UTD diffraction rays and surface curvature extraction not available in other commercial electromagnetic solvers..


Dr. Charlotte Blair is a Lead Application Engineer for ANSYS, Inc supporting the high frequency product applications. She specializes in HFSS which is a FEM electromagnetic simulations for RF and Microwave devices. Prior to working at ANSYS she worked at Radio Frequency Systems as a Filter Design Engineer where she designed, built and tested prototypes of various cellular band pass filters. Currently she is the IEEE Connecticut Section Chair for the MTTS/APS/UFFC and WIE societies and IEEE Region 1 Public Visibility Chair. She is also the Technical Program co-chair for the 2016 IEEE R1/R2 WIE Forum. Charlotte received her BSEE from Rutgers University and her MSEE and PhD EE at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT).