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Simcenter Flotherm XT

Shorten electronics thermal design by using a CAD centric electronics thermal analysis software that connects ECAD and MCAD design flows. 


Simcenter Flotherm XT has automated meshing using a robust Cartesian-based mesh with SmartCell™ meshing technology.

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  • Unique, award-winning thermal simulation solution
  • Can be used during all stages of the electronics design process
  • improving product quality, reliability and time-to-market
  • Perform parametric studies and thermal management optimization
  • Automated CFD meshing and robust solver

Why Simcenter Flotherm XT?

Simcenter Flotherm XT, CAD-centric electronics cooling CFD software, enables thermal engineers to shorten development and optimize thermal management of electronics earlier in the process by connecting ECAD and MCAD design flows.

Compress the electronics thermal design process
Bring MCAD and EDA design flows closer to thermal design to reduce analysis process times by factor of at least 2 (when compared to traditional general-purpose simulation tools).

Incorporate EDA data quickly
Handle the complexity of ECAD data through import of board and component layout easily. Using Simcenter Flotherm XT EDA Bridge, you have the ability to make modifications for position, size, orientation, shape and modeling level quickly. EDA Bridge supports all leading EDA software vendor file formats including ODB++. This interoperability with PCB design flows reduces time-consuming data translation and minimizes the risk of costly errors.

Handle CAD geometry complexity with a CAD-centric interface
Leverage a CAD-centric user interface, as well as a geometry engine for complex, curved and arbitrary shaped geometries in modern electronics products. Users can quickly become productive with a short learning curve to start utilizing Simcenter Flotherm XT CAD connectivity, with advanced CAD modeling capabilities for import of all major file formats, manipulation and geometry modification. Users are further supported with access to full geometric and non-geometric SmartParts and libraries of the most popular electronics components for fast and accurate model creation.

Perform parametric studies and thermal management optimization
Make the most of an integrated environment for defining, solving and analyzing results using parametric variations of geometry, attributes plus solution parameters to optimize your thermal design. You can use Design of Experiments to set up a number of studies, varying parameters and ensuring the best coverage of the design field.

What's new in Simcenter Flotherm 2304 and Simcenter Flotherm XT 2304

Discover what's new in the Simcenter Flotherm 2304 and Simcenter Flotherm XT 2304 electronic cooling software releases and incorporating user requested enhancements. 

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Simcenter Flotherm XT Factsheet

Electronics are increasing the complexity of products across all industry sectors. While product complexity is increasing, the time and budget for product design is shrinking. Miniaturization is forcing the mechanical and electronic design flows to converge, and is increasing power densities.

Frontloading electronics cooling specific thermal design software is helping companies develop products that are light, thin, silent and lower in cost.

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Optimizing Thermal Design for Autonomous Vehicle Electronics

During this webinar, we will discuss thermal design considerations when integrating electronics that enable autonomous vehicles. We’ll introduce the complexity of systems to design, and address the following concepts:

  • Thermal design considerations for sensors in sealed systems
  • The advantages and disadvantages of externally mounted sensors
  • Cooling options for high powered sensor fusion systems
  • Transient thermal response of a sensor between various drive states
  • Thermal design using CFD based design toolshe design field

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Simcenter Flotherm XT capabilities

Automated CFD meshing and robust solver

Simcenter Flotherm XT has automated meshing using a robust Cartesian-based mesh with SmartCell™ meshing technology. This provides the user with controls to set during guided simulation set up, and then Simcenter Flotherm XT will automatically refine around small geometric features and thin gaps associated with complex electronic assemblies. CAD geometry of any complexity can be handled without the need for user simplification. Simcenter Flotherm XT efficient solver has multicore parallel support.

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