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Agilent EMPro Update Released

Agilent Technologies announced the latest release of Electromagnetic Professional (EMPro), its 3D electromagnetic simulation software.

EMPro 2013 helps design engineers identify and resolve electromagnetic interference (EMI) problems. It also offers a number of new capabilities to reduce simulation time and increase design efficiency, the company says.

The new release allows engineers to simulate the radiated emissions of electronic circuits and components and then determine whether these emissions are within levels specified by common electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) standards, such as FCC Part 15, CISPR 22 and MIL-STD-461F. This capability is enabled by new specification-compliance templates, as well as several enhancements to both EMPro’s finite element method (FEM) and finite difference time domain (FDTD) simulators.

“With more electronics being integrated into smaller packages, EMI problems are quickly becoming a leading cause of new product delays,” said Marc Petersen, EMPro product manager at Agilent EEsof EDA. “As a result, designers are now turning to EM simulation to catch these problems early and ensure their designs are compliant with EMI specifications. Our newest EMPro software release provides designers the capabilities they need to address this challenge head on.”

The solution also includes a simulation management tool for launching remote and distributed simulations on high-end servers and compute clusters, disconnecting and later reconnecting a client computer, and receiving status updates on a mobile device. The update also offers new FEM hybrid boundary conditions, a real-time electrical connectivity-checking tool, and FDTD simulation enhancements in the areas of port accuracy and graphical processing unit acceleration.

For more information, visit Agilent Technologies.

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


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