Ansys Sherlock

Ansys Sherlock is the only physics-based electronics design tool that can predict the existence of electronic hardware at the device, board, and system levels in early stages of development.

Ansys Sherlock Automated Design Analysis for Product Life Prediction.

In the early stages of design, Ansys Sherlock automated design analysis offers quick and accurate life predictions for electronic hardware at the component, board, and system levels. Ansys Sherlock bypasses the ‘test-fail-fix-repeat’ cycle by empowering designers to accurately model silicon–metal layers, semiconductor packaging, printed circuit boards (PCBs) and assemblies to predict failure risks due to thermal, mechanical and manufacturing stressors–all before prototype.

  • Validated Time-To-Failure Predictions
  • Rapid ECAD to FEA Translation
  • Ansys Icepak & Mechanical Integrated Workflow
  • Complete Product Lifetime Curve

Ansys Sherlock Capabilities

Electrical, mechanical, reliability engineers and more can work in tandem to implement design best practices, predict product lifetimes and reduce failure risks.

By practically running thermal cycling, power-temperature cycling, vibration, shock, bending, thermal derating, accelerated life, natural frequency, CAF, and other tests, Ansys Sherlock eliminates costly build-and-test iterations, allowing you to change designs in near real-time and achieve certification in one round. Ansys Sherlock can forecast test performance, estimate warranty return rates, and make Icepak and Mechanical users more effective by directly linking simulation to material and manufacturing costs when post-processing simulation results from Icepak and Mechanical.

Ansys Sherlock Key Features