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    An Introduction to HFSS v9

    Brad Brim

    Product Marketing, HFSS

    Ansoft Corporation

    [email protected]

    February 20, 2003

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    Topics

    w Ansoft and HFSS

    w the first revolution in 3D EM-based Analysis and Design

    w HFSS v9 Overvieww a continuing revolution in 3D EM-based Design Automation

    w HFSS v9 Status

    w when it will be available to you

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    AnsoftMuch More than HFSS

    w Ansoft Addresses Physical Designw Many design application areas

    w high-frequency 3D EM

    w signal integrity

    w high-frequency or high-speed system/circuit/planarEM

    w automotive, aerospace, low-frequency EM

    w Physical Design is More than Analysisw Design Automation

    w greatly enhanced with the Ansoft Desktop

    w Links to external design flows

    w links on both the front-end and the back-end

    w EM/circuit co-design to be discussed later

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    HFSS Applications

    Microwave

    Antenna PCB

    Packaging

    ICs

    HFSS

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    HFSS v9A High-Level Description

    w A significant step forward for Physical Designw a next logical step enabled by the most trusted

    EM analysis engines

    w what Ansoft has discussed as our vision for many years

    w Focused on Design Automationw Provides engineering productivity

    w assured accuracy

    w minimize engineering time investment

    w provide easy access to many common tools and utilities

    w An environmentto support an efficient 3D EM design flow

    AnalysisPost

    Processing

    Design

    Capture

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    HFSS v9A Continued Tradition of Accuracy

    w Continuation of Analysis Technology Accessw adaptive refinement, PMLs, linked boundary conditions, ports and

    excitations, eigen-solutions, vector calculator, ferrites, multiprocessor

    solutions, discrete/fast/interpolating sweeps, Optimetrics, Full-Wave Spice

    w Enhanced Analysis Technology

    w boundary conditions, meshing algorithms,

    solution convergence

    w Migration of Designs (projects) to HFSS v9

    w File Open the CLSfile in an existing project

    w everything migrates but the field solutions; ready to analyze

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    HFSS v9Upgrade with Confidence

    w Migrating your Designs (projects) to HFSS v9w Analyses will yield nearly identical results

    in the same or less time.

    w Initial testing shows minor speed and memoryimprovements

    w Suggested Strategy for Migration to HFSS v9w Use HFSS v9 as the reference

    w bring a design forward for comparison

    w Jump In

    w Intuitive use model

    w Getting Started Guides

    w HTML-based help

    w Special Casesw macros, Optimetrics projects

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    HFSS v93D EM Design Flow

    w

    Ansoft Desktopw An environment for 3D EM-based design

    1. Design Capturew 2D/3D solid model import, parametric drawing, materials, boundary

    conditions and excitations, analysis setup

    2. Analysisw 2D/3D analysis engines, adaptive refinement, sweeps, optimization

    3. Post Processingw 2D/3D reports, field visualization, links to circuit analysis

    AnalysisPost

    Processing

    Design

    Capture

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    The Ansoft Desktop - 1

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    The Ansoft Desktop - 2

    w Project Treew a familiar mechanism to access

    projects and designs

    w much more intuitive and visual

    w allows for free-form access

    w supports access to multipledesigns

    w a selection mechanism

    w Hierarchy

    w allows simultaneous access to

    multiple entitiesw projects, designs, drawings,

    setups, sweeps, variables, etc.

    w supports local and globalconcept

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    The Ansoft Desktop - 3

    w Parametric Designw a very big deal

    w variables are supported foreverything at every level

    w greatly reduces the need formacros

    w Solution Managementw save multiple solutions

    w track validity of solutions,displays

    w access to more data and insight

    w Animationw animate parameterized

    geometries

    w any sweep

    w frequency or variable

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    The Ansoft Desktop - 4

    w Familiar look and feelw Microsoft Windows look and feel

    w use model is intuitive

    w MFC code ported to Unix

    w Copy and Paste

    w through menus or CTRL-C /CTRL-V

    w copies variables, port definitions,materials, etc.

    w within or between designs/projects

    w can copy to paste in otherapplications

    w a huge time savings

    w Undo/Redow all the way back to the last SAVE

    w can even be configured to operateacross analyses

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    The Ansoft Desktop - 5

    w Customizations of theAnsoft Desktop

    w display of windows

    w location and docking of windows

    w dialog or window behavior

    w you choose !

    w Configuration and Control

    w change behavior of capabilities

    w set defaults for your designs

    w Standard Scripting

    w non-proprietaryw powerful and general,

    complete control of all of HFSS

    w third party tool support

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    Design Capture - 1

    w Solid Model Import Improvedw STEP/IGES import significantly

    improved

    w supported with more robustmeshing algorithms

    w better overall like to ME-CADw Links from EE-CAD expanded

    w APD, Allegro, Virtuoso,BoardStation, CR5000, Encore

    w Graphical Capabilities of

    Drawing Environmentw translucency, colors, spin, true 3D

    w lighting, perspective

    w much more visually intuitive

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    Design Capture - 2

    w Parameterizationw anything that takes a numerical value

    w dialog based via properties/attributes

    w instant design changes

    w much more control of design flow

    w

    Free-form Access to all Stepsw Materials, Boundaries and Ports,

    Solution Setups, Frequency Sweeps,output variables, Optimetrics Setups

    w design check provides feedback

    w allows more flexible design flow

    w Selection Improvementsw dynamic highlighting, static highlighting,

    object/face modes, multiple select,drawing-based or history tree-based

    w common attribute changes

    w improved ease of use in many respects

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    Design Capture - 3

    w History Treew visual history and

    dependency tree

    w selection mechanism

    w easy access to lines, planes,

    setsw Object Dependencies

    w cloned objects versus copiedobjects

    w ability to break dependencies

    w Face Coordinate Systemsw automatic and user-specified

    w allows for trivial drawing ofstacked geometries

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    Design Capture - 4

    w True Surfacesw preferred drawing mode

    w robust meshing support

    w minimizes topology changes

    w easier drawing and boundary

    condition setup

    w Snapping Modes

    w improved modes and indicators

    w eases and speeds drawing

    w Dynamic Preview of

    Operations

    w helps to avoid mistakes

    w saves time repeating unclearsteps

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    Analysis - 1

    w Frequency Dependencew everything including boundary

    conditions

    w thin layer approximations nowbroadband applicable

    w Mesh Control

    w Access is trivial

    w Specification and control improved

    w Mesh Algorithmsw robustness and speed greatly

    improved

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    Analysis - 2

    w Analysis Controlw centralized configuration

    w generalized control

    w priority control

    w Remote Analysis

    w easily applied

    w Solution Convergence

    w based upon results beinggenerated

    w deembedding and renormalizationconsidered

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    Analysis - 3

    w Optimetrics Improvementsw Implicitly Part of the Ansoft

    Desktop

    w hierarchy and other concepts

    apply

    w hugely reduced need for scripting

    w Supported by an inherentlyparametric design flow

    w Access to output variables

    w trivially use calculated

    expressions of results as goals

    w Common postprocessingcapabilities

    w Expanded Functionality

    w sensitivity and statistical analyses

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    Post Processing - 1

    w Powerful and GeneralReport Generation

    w 2D and 3D plotting

    w table-based output

    w implicit parametric support

    w arbitrary data plotting

    w dynamic updating of results

    w Output Variables

    w general expressions capability

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    Post Processing - 2

    w Generalized FieldVisualizations

    w 0D through 4Dvisualization

    w points, lines, surfaces,volumes, animated

    w Animation of anything andeverything

    w with respect to any sweptvariable

    w Full 3D graphicsw with quad-buffered

    graphics card andaccessory glasses

    w SAR

    w a built-in quantity asfamiliar as magE

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    Post Processing - 3

    w Parameterized ModelData Support

    w industry standard links to circuitsimulation for parametricEM-based models

    w Robust SPICE Model Support

    w convolution, HSpice, lumped,Partial Fraction Equivalent

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    HFSS v9 In Total

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    HFSS v9Supporting External Design Flows

    w Links on the front-endw ME-CAD solid model import

    w EE-CAD import at both high and low levels

    w Virtuoso or APD and DXF or GDSII

    w Customization and external controlw support standard scripting language control

    w external control of every aspect of HFSS v9

    w Links on the back end

    w model export for: convolution, HSpice, pole-zero, lumped

    w support of parametric model links

    w significance best described with an example

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    Typical Design Objective

    w High Level Designw A well matched, high performance antenna element

    w Present Design Task

    w Design a matching circuit for the element,

    assume the radiating element has already been designed.w Design Challenges

    w Rapid design process which supports investigation ofdesign tradeoffs for the matching circuit(e.g. performance versus size)

    w Rapidly repeat this design process to account for futurechanges to the radiating element design.

    EM/Ci it D i Fl

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    Analyze Element

    Form Parameterized

    Models for Matching

    Circuit Components

    Tune and Optimize

    Matching CircuitPlot S-parameters

    Synthesize Matching

    Circuit

    automated loop

    user-directed loop

    Draw Element and

    Parameterized

    Matching Geometry

    Perform OptimizationPlot S-parameters

    Examine Fields

    Define Materials

    Define Boundaries

    Define Ports

    Setup Analysis

    Setup Optimization

    automated loop

    Analyze Element

    EM/Circuit co-Design Flowwith EM-based Models, Verification

    and Automated Design Refinement

    Tune and Optimize

    Matching CircuitPlot S-parameters

    Synthesize Matching

    Circuit

    automated loop

    user-directed loop

    Draw Element and

    Parameterized

    Matching Geometry

    Perform OptimizationPlot S-parameters

    Examine Fields

    Define Materials

    Define Boundaries

    Define Ports

    Setup Analysis

    Setup Optimization

    automated loop

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    HFSS v9 Status

    w Development of HFSS v9 for well over a yearw described briefly at last years event

    w A team of AEs have been working with developmentfor several months

    w providing customer perspective and very early feedback

    w Internal alpha release thee months ago

    w Beta release just under way

    w both internal and external

    w Commercial availability calendar Q2 2003

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    HFSS v9

    w A significant and exciting contribution to Physical Designw no surprises, this has been Ansofts vision for many years

    w A Continuing Revolution in 3D EM design

    w A safe path forward from where you are today

    w Design Automation resulting in unparalleled Productivity

    w HFSS v9

    put the power of power of EM-based Design Automation in your hands