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Publication Date: 08/1/2008
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Laird Deploys Advanced 3D Simulation Tool
St. Louis, MO — Laird Technologies, Inc. has deployed an advanced 3D simulation tool — Ansoft's HFSS Distributed Solve (DSO) design tool — that aids in the design of electronic devices. The company is currently using the tool in rigorous 3D simulations for the design of complex mobile devices and advanced antenna systems.
Laird can now synthesize entirely new designs and evaluate advanced design concepts that were previously too complex to simulate. According to the company, the increasing popularity of smart phone applications has resulted in mobile telephones with multiple wireless interfaces and antennas concentrated in a small handheld device. Multiple antennas are now required to support emerging standards that use Multiple Input/Multiple Output (MIMO) technology.
The ability to simulate effects of multiple antennas coupled to other subsystems in the device is critical for next generation protocols supporting live video, high data rate transmission, interactive web surfing, and other wireless Internet capabilities. Using the latest capabilities in HFSS, the company's designers can now simulate the antenna system in the presence of the entire phone including the effects of shielding, speakers, integrated digital cameras, and the multiple bands required to support GSM, Bluetooth, GPS, wireless networking, and future wireless standards.
Contact: Laird Technologies, 16401 Swingley Ridge Road, Suite 700, Chesterfield MO 63017 866-928-8181 or 636-898-6000 fax: 636-898-6100 E-mail: Web:

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