RFS and ANSYS Lay Foundation for 5G-Ready Antennas

Antenna company standardizes on ANSYS simulation solutions, slashes simulation time from 4 days to 1 hour.

Antenna company standardizes on ANSYS simulation solutions, slashes simulation time from 4 days to 1 hour.

5G antennas pioneered by Radio Frequency Systems (RFS) will soon connect people, machines and devices more reliably and faster than ever thanks to ANSYS, ANSYS reports. Standardizing on ANSYS simulation solutions enables RFS engineers to slash simulation time from 4 days to 1 hour—driving global adoption of 5G.

Antenna designers must satisfy next-generation 5G standards, comply with a variety of operator and country-specific requirements, and integrate 4G and 3G architectures for legacy users. Together, these specifications require hundreds of different designs to build the hundreds of thousands of antennas mounted on cell towers and building rooftops. 

ANSYS enables RFS antenna architects to rapidly create designs across numerous frequency bands. Simulation automation rapidly validates new architectures and reduces the number of prototypes and measurement cycles. With ANSYS, RFS simulates at tremendous speed and scale.

“Evolving antenna design architecture from 4G to 5G is a monumental technological leap and places huge demands on hardware development. Our teams are motivated to conceptualize new designs faster than ever to provide guaranteed quality of service, the most important metric for communication systems,” says André Doll, chief technology officer at RFS. 

“With ANSYS, RFS is creating 5G antennas that will power global 5G communications, delivering unmatched speeds and more reliable connections for applications ranging from smartphones to self-driving cars,” said Sudhir Sharma, global industry director, high tech, ANSYS. “ANSYS efficiently and cost-effectively enables RFS to select their optimum antenna design, reduce the number of physical prototypes and comply with tight time-to-market deadlines.”

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

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