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Electromechanical modeling of piezoelectric transducers using time domain finite elements

In this blog post we discuss piezoelectric transducers and the best way to model them with finite element analysis (FEA).

How to Design a Better RF MEMS Resonator for 5G Smart Devices

In the rapidly developing world of Internet of Things (IoT), the radio frequency front-end (RFFE) of smart devices will have to handle higher data rates and access the full bandwidth of 4G/5G wireless technology. The reason for this, of course, is the growing demands of ubiquitous low latency data at higher operating frequencies required to accommodate enhanced data transmission capabilities and rapidly growing numbers of users.

Ultrasonic Sensors 101: How They Work, and How to Simulate Them

In this blog post we discuss how ultrasonic sensors work and how a vibrating piezoelectric disc generates ultrasonic waves. We have also included an interactive demo to show you how to simulate an ultrasonic sensor in OnScale using Finite Element Analysis. An ultrasonic sensor is a system that can emit and receive ultrasonic waves. It is generally used to sense the distance to and from an object. It also belongs to the family of “transducers” because it generates ultrasonic waves from an alternating voltage. Thus, it transforms electrical energy into acoustic energy.

How to Simulate Acoustic Filters for 5G Mobile Front-Ends

In this blog post we discuss the key solver capabilities that OnScale provides to RF engineers designing acoustic filters. We describe the process of simulating different resonators based on surface acoustic wave (SAW) and bulk acoustic wave (BAW) technology.

Top 5 Questions from OnScale Customers

We are so thankful to our awesome customers! This post is a special “thank you” to all of you who attend our webinars and ask such excellent questions.  It is through your questions that we learn what’s important to OnScale users and this, in turn,  allows us to continuously improve our software. The conversations that start in our webinar Q&A often carry over into the OnScale offices and we’re always happy when we hear them coming up in our development meetings.

Workshop: Optimizing MEMS R&D with OnScale

We are excited to announce that we will be hosting an OnScale workshop in Burlington, Massachusetts on August 27th! Join to learn about the capabilities and technology of the OnScale approach to semiconductor, MEMS, transducers, and sensors simulation. Hear from world-class experts about the future of engineering simulation and how to overcome its challenges. Experience hands-on how OnScale’s software can enhance your workflow reducing the need for physical prototypes and achieving more design wins.

How to Calculate Natural Frequencies and Mode Shapes of a PZT Disc in OnScale

If you are familiar with OnScale, one of the things that you may be interested in learning is how to calculate natural frequencies of your model.

Cloud Simulation - A Game Changer for MEMS Engineers

Sensors are all around us. There are a dozen or so in your smartphone, and dozens more in your laptop, tablet, TV remote control and drone. There are perhaps hundreds in your car,  thousands on commercial aircraft and reusable rockets, that will one day take us to the moon, mars, and beyond...

Got Electromagnetic Problems Solve ‘EM with OnScale!

OnScale is happy to announce a newly released Electromagnetic (EM) solver capability, now available on the OnScale Cloud platform.  In this blog post we describe the new Electromagnetic (EM) solver in OnScale, designed specifically for next generation antenna array optimization, photonic waveguides, radar for ADAS systems, and many other use cases.  Watch full webinar here!  Optical waveguide examples and results

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