Electronic System Design

Electronic System Design (ESD)

Smart connected devices are everywhere, in homes, in transportation, and at work. This means electronic system design (ESD) is having a greater influence on almost every type of product requiring new simulation tools to help achieve electronic, electrical, mechanical, thermal, and connectivity goals. Altair’s simulation-driven design tools enable your team of specialized engineers to collaborate across all aspects of printed circuit board development from concept to manufacturing. Our products streamline your process, eliminate design iterations, and reduce time-to-market.

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PCB Development

PCB Development

Altair® PollEx™ accelerates the development of today’s smart, connected, and tightly packaged electronic products. PollEx enables teams to review and improve board layouts, and drive designs with simulation tools for signal integrity, power integrity, EMI vulnerability, and ESD protection, without relying on "rules of thumb." Used by global industry leaders to increases the efficiency of PCB fabrication, assembly, and end-of-line testing, PollEx improves performance, enables teamwork, and enhances collaboration to ensure timing, performance, reliability, and compliance targets are met.

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Wireless Connectivity

Wireless Connectivity

Altair® Feko® enables teams to optimize wireless connectivity, including 5G, ensure electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), and perform radar cross section (RCS) and scattering analysis. It is the leading tool for understanding and optimizing antenna placement and coupling. Installed antenna performance is heavily dependent on how and where antennas are integrated. Feko is extensively used for immunity and emissions analysis of cables, antennas, and other devices. It simulates wireless coverage and enables radio network planning for a building, campus, city, or region.

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Product Performance

Product Performance

Altair® SimLab® accurately analyzes the performance of complex assemblies under real world conditions before physical prototyping. Highly automated workflows drastically reduce the time spent creating models and interpreting results. Confidently identify and correct potential design issues earlier in development with thermal analysis that doesn’t require advanced CFD knowledge. Automate structural stress, vibration, and drop test performance assessments. SimLab even models fiber orientation during the injection molding process of plastic enclosures and manages structural solver coupling.

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Sensors and Actuators

Sensors and Actuators

Accelerate the design of motors, sensors, actuators, and wireless charging with Altair® Flux® simulation to elevate performance and reduce power consumption. Altair® FluxMotor® is dedicated to the fast exploration of new motor concept designs. Integrate models for mechanical, electrical, and controller subsystems to simulate a full system with Altair® Activate® and exchange models to co-simulate with other CAE tools using functional mockup interface (FMI).

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Circuit Simulation

Circuit Simulation

Circuit simulation plays a strategic role in the schematic capture phase of EDA workflows. The enhanced proprietary version of SPICE, based on the open-source industry standard, with access to the library of digital component suppliers, delivers a more interactive schematic in which easy changes of component values, tolerances, frequency response, or time periods enable an accurate verification of the electronic circuit performance.

Embedded Code

Embedded Code

Altair® Embed® is a proven tool for model-based firmware development of embedded systems including analog and digital communication systems at the physical layer motor control, IoT devices, and vision systems. With Embed, you can design, analyze, and simulate your embedded system using block diagrams and state charts, then automatically generate compact and optimized code to run on an extensive selection of microcontrollers.

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Optimize EDA Job Scheduling

Optimize EDA Job Scheduling

Trusted for semiconductor design and EDA, Altair® Accelerator™ is the industry’s fastest enterprise job scheduler — with scalable, event-driven architecture for highest throughput.

Dependency Analysis and I/O Profiling

Dependency Analysis and I/O Profiling

With Altair Breeze™, you can quickly solve software deployment problems and resolve file and network dependencies. With detailed data for storage exports and summary reports for sharing, Altair Breeze identifies good and bad I/O for easy wins.

Live System Telemetry and I/O Monitoring

Live System Telemetry and I/O Monitoring

As distributed systems and compute clusters become more complex, the need for monitoring is increasingly important. Altair Mistral™ is the leading application monitoring tool for HPC and scientific computing.


Altair Partner Alliance (APA) Solutions for Electromagnetics

For more electromagnetics software to complement your existing Altair electromagnetics toolbox, the APA has solutions to fuel your innovation. Simulate electromagnetic performance across circuit, component, and system design. Our partner products feature an integrated workflow to help you achieve design success high-speed electronics, electromechanical component, communications systems, and more.

  • VSim by Tech-X features a high-performance computational application for simulating electromagnetics and plasmas.
  • For a highly performant electromagnetic design automation suite, Mician offers µWave Wizard™ for full wave 3D design and simulation.
  • TracePro by Lambda offers ray tracing, analysis, CAD import/export, and optimization to solve a wide variety of problems in illumination design and optical analysis.
  • Fieldscale's Charge is a simulation software that enables the electrostatic simulation of today’s complex products in minutes.

These tools and more available are available through your Altair Units license.

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