It is an electronic simulation program from a leading company in the sector. Ansys has already been offering its programs free in recent years thanks to its Ansys Academic Program, and they have accumulated 2 million installations of its Ansys Student, Ansys LS-DYNA Student, Ansys SCADE Student and Ansys Discovery Student packages. Ansys Electronics Desktop Student is expected to be similarly successful.
They want to help electronic engineering students around the world, and they do it with a simulator compatible with well-known resources such as:
– Ansys HFSS: electromagnetic simulation software (EM) to design and simulate high-frequency electronic products (antennas, components, interconnects, connectors, integrated circuits, and more).
– Ansys Maxwell: EM field solver for electrical machines, transformers, wireless charging and other electromechanical devices. This software resolves static, frequency domain, and time-varying electric and magnetic fields.
– Ansys Q3D Extractor: software that calculates the parasitic parameter of resistance, inductance, capacitance and conductance (RLCG) frequency dependent for electronic products.
– Ansys Icepak: CFD solver for the thermal management of electronics.
It is a package that will help accelerate learning, since students will be able to know how the tools are used and how the results are interpreted, something fundamental to be able to create solutions related to 5G, autonomous vehicles, electrification, alternative energy and more.
Where to download the Ansys simulator for free
Access to the four aforementioned packs is focused on simulation of electrical and electromechanical systems. You can access the software at ansys.com.
There they have all the information about the software, including the type of license and what is inside. They present it as free access to industry standard Ansys simulators for working with antenna, RF, microwave, PCB, IC and IC package designs, along with electromechanical devices such as electric motors and generators.
It is true that there are other free simulation solutions for electronics students, such as schematics.com or simulator.io, but these are more oriented to simulate electronic circuits, without dealing with radio frequency or thermal management.