Report finds faster solve speeds the top priority for thermal engineers

Report finds faster solve speeds the top priority for thermal engineers

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By Jean-Pierre Joosting

According to a new survey of thermal engineers by 6SigmaET, faster solve speeds are the top feature engineers look for in a thermal simulation software.

In a survey of over 150 professional thermal engineers, which included users of every major simulation platform, 54% agreed that thermal simulation is too time-consuming, with a disconcerting majority (53%) of simulations taking more than 24 hours to complete. Two in five engineers (39%) stated that delays in their design process are usually, or always, due to solve speeds.

With more engineers than ever before using thermal simulation software — 96% of those surveyed in 2022 compared to 63% in 2018 — simulation is now a key part of the design process. Given this prominence alongside the increasing complexity of the designs being tested by today’s thermal engineers, it’s no surprise that reducing the time spent on the design process where possible is a priority.

Faster solve speeds ranked ahead of design complexity and late-stage complications as motivators to switch simulation platform. Despite the widespread use of thermal simulation tools that are easy-to-use and convenient, most thermal engineers are still at the mercy of their software’s performance when it comes to the design process.

Commenting on the findings, Tom Gregory, Principal Product Marketing Manager at 6SigmaET by Cadence said, “Given the fast pace of innovation in today’s electronics industry, it’s no surprise that engineers are looking to accelerate their designs without sacrificing quality. Thermal simulation is a key part of that — software that can solve complex designs in hours instead of days frees up thermal engineers to work at their best and focus their attentions on other challenges. Fortunately, it’s easier than ever for engineers to find software alternatives that can match the pace of innovation.”

“We’re pleased that in a side-by-side comparison conducted by Rohde & Schwartz, 6SigmaET by Cadence was found to provide faster preparation time, pre-processing, and solve times for a total increase in efficiency of 35%. With 78% of engineers able to complete solves for their products in under a day, engineers can make the thermal simulation part of their design process more effortless.”  
A copy of the 6SigmaET State of Thermal report is available here.


About the report

Every five years, 6SigmaET (now part of Cadence Design Systems) releases its State of Thermal report examining changes in the thermal simulation industry. This years’ report includes data from over 150 thermal engineers working in the electronics industry (including users of the top ten thermal simulation suites), examines the changing nature of the industry and the adoption of new technologies for thermal design.

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