EW – Design Edition – Autodesk Generative Design Lab, Averna Design Verification and More
Vincent Charbonneau posted on March 13, 2019 |

Arm IoT Deployment

(Image courtesy of Vodafone.)
(Image courtesy of Vodafone.)

Arm and Vodafone have partnered in an effort to reduce the complexity and costs faced by organizations when implementing Internet of Things (IoT) systems. This partnership brings together Vodafone’s IoT global platform and connectivity and Arm’s IoT software and services to provide enterprises with programmable, connected system on chip designs that eliminate the need for traditional SIM cards. This lets users securely deploy, remotely provision and manage large numbers of IoT devices across the globe.

For more information, visit Arm’s website.

Autodesk Generative Design Field Lab

Generative design field laboratory. (Image courtesy of Autodesk.)
Generative design field laboratory. (Image courtesy of Autodesk.)

Autodesk opened a generative design field laboratory in Chicago. Generative design is an artificial intelligence (AI)-based technology that uses design constraints—such as weight, strength and manufacturing method—entered by engineers to generate a set of solutions that fit within those constraints. Rather than coming up with a design and performing simulation studies to ensure it works, generative design takes the guesswork out of the process. This allows designers and engineers to use more of their creative potential because they already know the designs are sound.

For more information, visit Autodesk’s website.

Averna Design Verification System

Jupiter 310 design verification system. (Image courtesy of Averna.)
Jupiter 310 design verification system. (Image courtesy of Averna.)

Averna released its Jupiter 310 Design Verification System, which is used for automated DOCSIS 3.1 physical (PHY) layer pre-certification testing. It provides comprehensive test coverage with accurate results for DOCSIS 3.1 devices. It also offers 100 percent coverage for ATP-PHYs with mixed-mode test points.

The Jupiter 310 includes a vector signal generator (VSG) to generate impairments and a multi-functional dashboard consisting of vector signal analyzer (VSA), MIB browser and RF interface unit control, making cable modem (CM) debugging easier.

For more information, visit Averna’s website.

DfR Predictions and IP Protection Across the Supply Chain

Sherlock Automated Design Analysis software. (Image courtesy of DfR Solutions.)
Sherlock Automated Design Analysis software. (Image courtesy of DfR Solutions.)

DfR Solutions launched the latest release of its Sherlock Automated Design Analysis software (version 6.1). This version has two primary new features: Locked IP Models and Thermal Mechanical BGA Life Predictions.

With the Locked IP Model in Sherlock, designs can travel between suppliers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) while preserving sensitive design details without disclosing the intended use, environmental conditions or reliability requirements. Thermal Mechanical BGA Predictability, on the other hand, surpasses existing Finite Element Analysis (FEA) strain value data by letting users predict the reliable lifetime of ball grid arrays (BGAs) based on actual conditions.

For more information, visit DfR’s website.

Zuken 3D Harness Design Optimization

E3.WiringSystemLab software. (Image courtesy of Zuken.)
E3.WiringSystemLab software. (Image courtesy of Zuken.)

Zuken introduced its E3.WiringSystemLab software, enabling the optimization of complex wire harness designs based on inputs from heterogeneous sources. The software can import connectivity information from a range of sources and consolidate it with 3D topology data. The resulting 3D topology can be evaluated and optimized in a consistent 3D environment that has been designed to support the needs of casual users without requiring specialized training.

For more information, visit Zuken’s website.

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