Webinar Series: Learn the Foundation of Computational Electromagnetics

Webinar Series: Learn the Foundation of Computational Electromagnetics
by Matt Commens on 03-21-2022 at 10:00 am

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The electromagnetism problems upon which we spent many hours laboring away on homework in college has a mathematical formulation originally developed by Maxwell, Lorentz, Gauss, Faraday and others. In their full forms, these formulas are partial differential equations that come in many versions – both differential and integral.… Read More


The Hitchhiker’s Guide to HFSS Meshing

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to HFSS Meshing
by Matt Commens on 01-26-2022 at 6:00 am

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Automatic adaptive meshing in Ansys HFSS is a critical component of its finite element method (FEM) simulation process. Guided by Maxwell’s Equations, it efficiently refines a mesh to deliver a reliable solution, guaranteed. Engineers around the world count on this technology when designing cutting-edge electronic products.… Read More


The 5G Rollout Safety Controversy

The 5G Rollout Safety Controversy
by Matt Commens on 01-21-2022 at 6:00 am

Plane Landing

There has been a lot of attention in the news recently about AT&T and Verizon rolling out their first implementations of sub-6GHz 5G radio access networks (RAN). Notably, the FAA and airline industries have voiced serious concerns about potential safety issues for aircraft autopilot and landing systems. As a result of these… Read More


Bonds, Wire-bonds: No Time to Mesh Mesh It All with Phi Plus

Bonds, Wire-bonds: No Time to Mesh Mesh It All with Phi Plus
by Matt Commens on 11-23-2021 at 10:00 am

Ansys Phi Plus

Automatic adaptive meshing in HFSS is a critical component of its advanced simulation process. Guided by Maxwell’s Equations, it efficiently refines the mesh to accurately capture both the geometric and electromagnetic detail of a design. The end result is a process that guarantees accurate and reliable simulation results… Read More


There’s No Such Thing as Ground (But Perhaps There’s a Bob) Minimze Your Ports

There’s No Such Thing as Ground (But Perhaps There’s a Bob) Minimze Your Ports
by Matt Commens on 06-18-2021 at 6:00 am

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I would contend there is no job quite like working as a support engineer for a simulation tool like Ansys HFSS. Such a role forces an engineer to understand technology in breadth and depth like no other because HFSS is applied to such a broad range of applications and products throughout the world. My own introduction to HFSS began … Read More