Software Aided Design

Challanges and Opportunities


Electronics design and project engineers and CAD designers.


Often, design engineers apply rigorously a set of design rules, based on earlier experience, in the design of their new electronics products. However, due to increasing speeds in digital applications, new technologies, compacter designs, higher safety and reliability demands and the increasing application of electronics in harsh environments, the design engineer is often confronted with issues that cannot easily be accounted for anymore without in-depth physical insight.
To tackle these problems, simulations can help the design engineer to gain more insight in the real behaviour of a new design. Simulations can be used for different design areas, such as the electromagnetic, thermal and dynamic behaviour of the electronics, avoiding interdisciplinary problems already in the first prototypes.
However, applying simulations in electronics design is not straight-forward. Design engineers are confronted with a lot of questions. In which detail does one need to model a design? How reliable are the obtained results? Which software tools are available? All these issues and a lot more will be tackled in our workshop on Software Aided Design: Challenges and Opportunities.

 Software Aided Design

Wednesday, June 1, 2011
  • 13:00 Reception and coffee
  • 13:30 Analysis leads design - Frontleading CAE Simulation in the Mechatronics Engineering Process (Stijn Donders - LMS
  • 14:20 Practical view on the use of simulations withing TE Connectivity (Lieven Decrock - TE connectivity)
  • 15:10 Marriage Proposal Between EM-simulation tools and Lab-Measurements, is it possible? (Hany Fahmy - Agilent Technologies)
  • 16:00 Coffee
  • 16:15 A practical view on thermal and structural simulations for PCBs and their enclosure for conceptual and detailed designs (Christophe Vandevelde - Siemens)
  • 17:05 MEMS-Based System Solutions: Designs, Tradeoffs and Applications (Erwin De Baetselier - Open Engineering)
  • 17:50 Reception  
  • Send a mail to:
  • Fax the registration form to:
    Joke Margodt
    Lab for EMC & Global Reliability
    Dept. IW&T, KHBO
    Zeedijk 101
    B-8400 Oostende
    Fax: +32 (0)59 56 90 01 
KHBO, Zeedijk 101, 8400 Oostende
Participation fee: 
  • Fee for normal participants: € 60 (exclusive VAT)
  • Fee for members agoria: € 50 (exclusive VAT)
  • Members DfX Bridge project: Free of charge.