Thermal Simulation for Electronics
6SigmaET is a thermal modeling tool that uses advanced computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to create accurate models of electronic equipment. Designed specifically for the electronics industry, our software ushers in unparalleled intelligence, automation and accuracy to help you meet your requirements and to overcome thermal design challenges.
Built-in intelligent components know how they should behave, and are placed according to how they fit together with other objects.
Reproduce and experiment with sophisticated fan control systems using 6SigmaET. The controller object makes setting up a control system simple.
Use the intelligent component modeling object to represent the thermal properties of a component using a simplified, 2R, Delphi or detailed representation.
Parametrically define a range of design options using the PAC study and quickly identify the best solution.
Automated report generation and industry-defined file formats allow you to easily exchange data and results with your engineering team.
Share objects, assemblies, or even whole models across an organization with centralized network libraries.
Consolidate various designs and objects (PCBs, components etc.) in a singular tree, allowing for tighter integration between various models.
Power Map Import
Import the power map of a component die to accurately model the power dissipation across it.
6SigmaET automatically checks for modeling errors and generates grid, so you can get the right results the first time you solve.
Fully customizable reporting allows you to communicate, compare and analyze your simulation results.
Our object-based gridding feature determines the best grid for the simulation. Just click the Solve button and the grid is automatically generated.
Queue up and simulate multiple models using the batch queue, then share those simulations among your engineers.
Engineers can’t wait days for a thermal simulation to solve. Our powerful solver can quickly handle even the most complex models.
Set up and perform transient simulations with a wide range of time-varying properties.
Add electrical boundary conditions to objects, solve for electrical potential, and calculate joule heating values.
Solve any model built in 6SigmaET using as many cores as needed without on-site, physical hardware.
The versatility of 6SigmaET allows it to span across multiple industries: ranging from the smallest components to the largest, most powerful servers. Click on the industry vertical to learn more about 6SigmaET's value to your organization.
LEDs are very temperature sensitive, and most designs will need thermal management to ensure correct operation. Accurate models of the luminaire is vital. 6SigmaET is able to model the small details of LED and heat sink geometry to ensure the best possible performance before protypes are tested.
Consumer electronics are getting smaller and more powerful creating new thermal challenges. The complete CAD geometry of a device and PCB design (using ECAD software) can be imported into 6SigmaET, reducing model creation time. Further time can be saved by using the 6SigmaET library, which can store parts for reuse in future projects.
6SigmaET has been designed to make the thermal modelling of IT equipment simple and fast with its library of intelligent objects. Card, chassis and drive bays make placing and switching modules in the right locations easy, and temperature-controlled axial/radial fans and blowers are available to be parametrically defined within 6SigmaET.
Electronics products developed for military and aerospace face unique challenges: they need to be rugged, while still working correctly at high altitudes. Many new thermal solutions also incorporate liquid cooling, which adds another layer of complexity. 6SigmaET helps you find the right solutions, and shows you different ways to optimize them.
With the advent of autonomous vehicles, electrical parts will soon outnumber mechanical parts in cars. Designing proper thermal solutions in confined spaces will become even more of a challenge. With 6SigmaETs' ability to work with built-in automation, you can design the best thermal solution while balancing performance and cost.
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“Thanks to 6SigmaET we were able to create simulated models of our soldering processes and now predict the behaviour of PCBs inside our manufacturing processes. The software proved to be the best market choice due to its ability to import all BOSCH PCB and product files, by its simulation speed and for its flexibility to adapt to different simulation environments.”
Process Engineer, BOSCH
“Using the quick and accurate thermal simulation features in 6SigmaET, we were able to cut our modeling time by 30%. The platform’s high-performance, cloud based solving allowed us to scale without hardware limitations, giving us the opportunity to double the number of projects we can take on.”
CTO & Director of Engineering, TEN TECH LLC
“A comprehensive standalone tool, 6SigmaET doesn’t need additional MCAD software for data entry, which means it is especially straightforward to use. The software is fast, fits our thermal modeling needs perfectly, and experimental testing in our laboratories has proven that the simulation results predict component temperatures with accuracy.”
“Over and above thermo-fluid modeling, 6SigmaET's library feature affords access to a PDM-like database for simulation models, making them accessible and shareable across the enterprise. This capability increases efficiencies, and brings consistency and reproducibility to our processes. The suite of features is user friendly, easy to use, and provides good resolution and accuracy in modeling.”
Fellow & Director, Motorola
“6SigmaET’s ability to import complex CAD files, coupled with its robust meshing and solving capabilities, significantly reduces our modeling time. We especially like the itemized results for heat distribution and the predefined thermal thresholds, which provide an easy snapshot of the simulation conditions.”
Manager, Thermal Design Group at Hyve Solutions
“Whether building up a model from scratch or utilizing the simplicity of the software’s import capabilities for CAD and IDF data...modeling times are significantly reduced. This has helped in quickly turning around solutions during the design cycle to verify the equipment’s ability to withstand the harshest environmental conditions we know it will most probably encounter.”
Mechanical Engineer, SELEX ES