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Altair Simulation serves manufacturing and AEC.

Altair Simulation serves manufacturing and AEC.

The 2022 update to Altair Simulation features new support for autonomous connectivity, construction and a variety of other simulation challenges. Image courtesy of Altair.


Altair has released Simulation 2022, its broad platform of simulation tools for products, connectivity technology, and architecture, engineering and construction (AEC). The company says this release extends the use of computational science and artificial intelligence for simulation. 

Leading the update are new features to simulate antennas, for a wide variety of applications including autonomous deployments such as advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS). Altair says relevant features include the automation of realistic 5G envelope beam patterns, and new hybrid ray-tracing patterns and rotating doppler effects for ray-based solvers. 

Other ADAS features include tools for simulating sensor types including ultrasound, and the ability to simulate multiple sensors at one time. There are also application-specific tools for frequency-modulated continuous wave (FM-CW) radar simulations for ADAS. 

Altair Simulation serves manufacturing and AEC. The company says this update includes support for several new construction standards. Using Altair Units, engineers can access the former S-FRAME line, as well as SimSolid rapid analysis and HyperWorks advanced meshing. There are now built-in design codes for regions. S-CONCRETE, S-FOUNDATION and S-TIMBER are also available to Simulation 2022 users via Altair Units. 

The company says there are various new features for circuit boards and electronic design tools. Altair PollEx now features expanded design verification, signal integrity and printed circuit board modeling functionality. There is also cross-probe verification (DFxExcel) and a direct ECAD link to Pulsonix and Altium Designer. 

Altair SimLab has new features, including updates to drop test and multiphysics analysis for PCBs. There is new support for thermal management simulation to cover entire systems. 

Altair Simulation 2022 also introduces tools for power electronics and motor drives, including PSIM, which can handle simulation and design for power supplies, motor drives, control systems and microgrids. 

The company says this update also offers new features for Altair’s fluid, thermal multiphysics and structural analysis solutions. 

Altair Simulation 2022 is now available directly from Altair. For more information click here. 

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website. 

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