MODSIM Webinar Series: Session 5 – Part 1: Innovating Super Cool & Connected High Tech Device Designs

Innovating Super Cool and Connected High-tech Device Designs

Learn how to effectively design thermally efficient devices for a full range of operating conditions with SOLIDWORKS and 3DEXPERIENCE Works Simulation from our recently recorded live webinar.

Thank you to everyone who attended the fifth live webinar in our series, MODSIM with 3DEXPERIENCE® Works: Innovating Super Cool and Connected High-tech Device Designs. MODSIM is the unification of 3D modeling and simulation. Please continue to send your feedback about the webinars. It is the best way for us to tailor these events with the right information and guidance that you want about our products.

The high-tech industry has gone through an exponential technology transformation in the last two decades. To meet consumer demands for broader functionality, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), particularly those focused on consumer electronics, are challenged with innovating smaller and more complex devices with increasing numbers and types of components and sub-systems.

From this webinar, you will gain insights on how to manage thermal issues in your SOLIDWORKS designs by leveraging simulation tools in 3DEXPERIENCE Works (MODSIM). With all your files on the cloud-based 3DEXPERIENCE platform, you can enjoy unparalleled collaboration with your team, which is even more important when design, mechanical, and electrical engineering disciplines are required to build high-tech products together.

Smaller and Hotter

Packing lots of miniature parts and components into smaller spaces results in challenges related to enclosure design and component placement. Even so, at the organizational level, there is massive pressure on engineering teams to deliver broader and more innovative product configurations within shorter development cycles while meeting all regulatory requirements.

Miniaturization in consumer and industrial high-tech products offers numerous advantages, including increased functionality, portability, reduced energy consumption, improved user experience, and more. While the trend toward miniaturization continues to drive technological advancement and innovation, it also creates numerous complex challenges that manufacturers of high-tech products must thoughtfully address.

Inherent Design Challenges

Some of these challenges are inherent in making things more compact. Here are just a few design challenges of miniaturized personal devices and electronic products:

Thermal Management – As components are packed closely together there is less surface area for heat dissipation. Elevated temperatures can negatively impact the performance, reliability, and life span of electronic devices.

Battery Life – Smaller devices contain less space for a battery, which can reduce a device’s runtime. Innovations are continually required to make batteries more energy-dense while also ensuring they are safe.

Signal Interference – Packing components closely can result in electromagnetic interference between them. This can degrade the performance of wireless communication systems or even cause unexpected behavior in some electronic components.

Durability – Smaller devices can sometimes be more fragile. Ensuring robustness and durability becomes a challenge, especially for devices exposed to mechanical stresses like bending or dropping.

Expanding the life cycle of electronics is integral to many consumer products and industrial applications. Consistently cool electronics will more likely run without interruption and meet warranty end dates.

The Power of the Cloud

Using 3D CAD modeling and simulation together enables you to identify potential problems and innovative design opportunities at an earlier stage. This streamlines design efficiency. Plus, spotting issues early in product development helps to avoid delays and unexpected costs during production.

The 3DEXPERIENCE platform provides the technology infrastructure to manage the people, data, and documents among your entire team, including suppliers, manufacturers, and customers. And you can securely access, manage, and share SOLIDWORKS data and 3DEXPERIENCE Works Simulation results from any location with an internet connection.

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Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp. offers complete 3D software tools that let you create, simulate, publish, and manage your data. SolidWorks products are easy to learn and use, and work together to help you design products better, faster, and more cost-effectively. The SolidWorks focus on ease-of-use allows more engineers, designers and other technology professionals than ever before to take advantage of 3D in bringing their designs to life.