Friday, February 11, 2011

Semiconductor and IT Companies Design Complex Systems Using 3D Simulations

If you're tasked with designing complex systems, like those used in the semiconductor, power utility, IT, or just about any other high-tech industry, you're well aware of the need for powerful tools to model these systems in. Through the use of interactive 3D simulations, large corporations are staying ahead of their competitors by designing systems that are optimized, more efficient, and result in higher performing real-world systems.

Fairchild Semiconductor

Fairchild Semiconductor, is just one of many suppliers of high performance power products that are using 3D simulation tools to help design and manage complex systems. Fairchild is using Magwel’s Power Transistor Modeling Tool to design high current power devices. Their patented technology "co-simulates semiconductor devices with metal interconnect with 3D field-solver accuracy".

Fairchild Semiconductor Implements Magwel’s Power Transistor Modeling Tool

NEC Corporation

NEC Corporation, a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies, recently developed the world's first 3D Self Organizing Network simulation. NEC plans to use this simulation to test the feasibility of Self Organizing Networks, thought to play an important role in future autonomous optimization of networks.

The two main features listed for the simulator are:
  1. Verification of Self Organizing Network performance under 3D radio propagation in an urban environment.
  2. Verification of Self Organizing Network performance amid user mobility in an urban environment.

NEC Self Organizing Networks for Long Term Evolution Specification

Both Fairchild's and NEC's 3D simulators are great example of using this-generation tools, to develop next-generation mobile communication specifications. If you're going to compete in these cutting-edge industries you'd better arm yourself with tools that give you advanced capabilities in order to stand out from your competition.