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Ansys, a provider of simulation software and technologies, has introduced its Ansoft Academic Product bundle.

The portfolio is designed for teaching and academic research related specifically to radio-frequency (RF) microwave, signal integrity (SI) and electromechanical systems engineering.

The bundling concept offers full commercial versions of the Ansoft range of products, including the industry-standard HFSS, Ansoft Designer and Maxwell software.

Similar in structure to the Ansys Academic Product portfolio, Ansoft Academic engineering simulation software provides products and scalability for universities and students.

According to Paul Lethbridge, academic product strategy and planning manager at Ansys, the academic software bundle has been configured to offer everything that colleges, departments and students require, without the need to add other follow-on products later.

He added: ‘In addition, students and researchers can explore beyond the limited scope of a single product capability.

‘This alone encourages multi-physics, multi-scale thinking, leading to innovation, giving students more real-world experience and, therefore, more value when they move into industry,’ said Lethbridge.

He added that the bundling concept has been designed to simplify logistics, including purchasing, licensing and deployment processes.

The Ansoft Academic Product offering is now available as two options: high-frequency (HF) and electromechanical (EM).

The HF bundle, suitable for high-performance RF, microwave, millimetre-wave device simulation and SI applications, includes HFSS, Q3D Extractor, Ansoft Designer and Nexxim technologies.

The EM bundle is intended for the design and simulation of motors, actuators, transformers, electromechanical devices and multi-domain systems that couple thermal, electromechanical, electromagnetic and hydraulic devices; it includes Maxwell and Simplorer software.

Both bundles include Optimetrics technology, parallel processing and import/connectivity to many common MCAD and ECAD tools.

An option is available that specifically incorporates the HFSS high-performance computing capability, which enables the handling of large simulations.

Purdue University in the US applies the Ansoft Academic Product throughout its electromagnetic curriculum.

William Chappell at the university said: ‘Having many licences allows us to start from the basic undergraduate courses, where many students need to log in to see visualisations, through to graduate courses where more advanced problems can be solved in detail with combinations of full-wave analysis and planar/circuit tools.

‘Our previous solution greatly constrained how well we could integrate the software into the curriculum,’ he added.

The Institute of Microwaves and Photonics at Leeds University in the UK has used the Ansoft HFSS software in a variety of projects, including the design of microwave filters, antennas, THz transmission lines and waveguides.

Florida University in the US, meanwhile, migrated to the Ansoft Academic Research HF product bundle earlier this year.

Jenshan Lin at the university said: ‘The inclusion of Ansoft Designer, Nexxim and SIwave with HFSS technologies allows our research group to combine high-fidelity finite-element modelling with advanced circuit and SI simulation.

‘The generous bundling offers considerable value and allows us to work beyond our previous limited-simulation-quantity boundaries,’ added Lin.

All of the Ansoft RF/SI or Ansoft EM technology is packaged into a single product licence.

The floating local-area-network licenses are available in one-, five-, 25- and 50-user increments and they can also be factored into Ansys campus-wide solutions for larger-scale deployment together with the Ansys Academic Product offerings, which bundle Ansys Mechanical, Ansys Autodyn, Ansys CFX, Ansys Fluent and Ansys ICEM CFD software.

Ansys launches Ansoft Academic Product bundle

Ansys, a provider of simulation software and technologies, has introduced its Ansoft Academic Product bundle.

The portfolio is designed for teaching and academic research related specifically to radio-frequency (RF) microwave, signal integrity (SI) and electromechanical systems engineering.

The bundling concept offers full commercial versions of the Ansoft range of products, including the industry-standard HFSS, Ansoft Designer and Maxwell software.

Similar in structure to the Ansys Academic Product portfolio, Ansoft Academic engineering simulation software provides products and scalability for universities and students.

According to Paul Lethbridge, academic product strategy and planning manager at Ansys, the academic software bundle has been configured to offer everything that colleges, departments and students require, without the need to add other follow-on products later.

He added: ‘In addition, students and researchers can explore beyond the limited scope of a single product capability.

‘This alone encourages multi-physics, multi-scale thinking, leading to innovation, giving students more real-world experience and, therefore, more value when they move into industry,’ said Lethbridge.

He added that the bundling concept has been designed to simplify logistics, including purchasing, licensing and deployment processes.

The Ansoft Academic Product offering is now available as two options: high-frequency (HF) and electromechanical (EM).

The HF bundle, suitable for high-performance RF, microwave, millimetre-wave device simulation and SI applications, includes HFSS, Q3D Extractor, Ansoft Designer and Nexxim technologies.

The EM bundle is intended for the design and simulation of motors, actuators, transformers, electromechanical devices and multi-domain systems that couple thermal, electromechanical, electromagnetic and hydraulic devices; it includes Maxwell and Simplorer software.

Both bundles include Optimetrics technology, parallel processing and import/connectivity to many common MCAD and ECAD tools.

An option is available that specifically incorporates the HFSS high-performance computing capability, which enables the handling of large simulations.

Purdue University in the US applies the Ansoft Academic Product throughout its electromagnetic curriculum.

William Chappell at the university said: ‘Having many licences allows us to start from the basic undergraduate courses, where many students need to log in to see visualisations, through to graduate courses where more advanced problems can be solved in detail with combinations of full-wave analysis and planar/circuit tools.

‘Our previous solution greatly constrained how well we could integrate the software into the curriculum,’ he added.

The Institute of Microwaves and Photonics at Leeds University in the UK has used the Ansoft HFSS software in a variety of projects, including the design of microwave filters, antennas, THz transmission lines and waveguides.

Florida University in the US, meanwhile, migrated to the Ansoft Academic Research HF product bundle earlier this year.

Jenshan Lin at the university said: ‘The inclusion of Ansoft Designer, Nexxim and SIwave with HFSS technologies allows our research group to combine high-fidelity finite-element modelling with advanced circuit and SI simulation.

‘The generous bundling offers considerable value and allows us to work beyond our previous limited-simulation-quantity boundaries,’ added Lin.

All of the Ansoft RF/SI or Ansoft EM technology is packaged into a single product licence.

The floating local-area-network licenses are available in one-, five-, 25- and 50-user increments and they can also be factored into Ansys campus-wide solutions for larger-scale deployment together with the Ansys Academic Product offerings, which bundle Ansys Mechanical, Ansys Autodyn, Ansys CFX, Ansys Fluent and Ansys ICEM CFD software.

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