3D Transducer Video in PZFlex Designer Mode

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With our highly efficient solvers, full 3D models can be simulated in short time frames to allow your full design to be evaluated without assumptions and simplifications. Here is a quick example of 3D transducer stimulated with a pulse and ringing down in an open air environment.

PZFlex 2017 Release

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PZFlex is proud to announce the launch of PZFlex 2017, the latest release of the market-leading piezoelectric and ultrasound simulation package. PZFlex 2017 is the first choice for engineers designing piezoelectric devices like MEMS fingerprint sensors, FBARs and SAWs for RF Filters, medical imaging systems using PMUTs and CMUTs, 4D-imaging sensor heads and high-intensity focused ultrasound transducers. Like previous generations …

Optimizing FBAR Design with FEA using PZFlex – Recording

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Question and Answers Q: Why does the 1D model take >10s? One would assume that the computational effort is comparable to a typical Mason model (transmission line based), which runs in milliseconds. A: An analytical method like Mason’s or KLM is always going to be quicker than FEA for the simple problems which they are designed. That said, much of …

Five Tips for Better Optimization

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Optimization is a powerful tool, allowing engineers to discover better designs quickly and efficiently. Here, we look at 5 tips to ensure that your optimization studies yield the best possible results in a short timeframe. Tip #1: Simplify the simulation as much as possible In order to explore a large number of designs it’s important that the simulations are as …

Pentagonal FBAR Simulation

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First few cycles of a pentagonal shaped FBAR. The video shows surface velocity, like you’d see on a laser vibrometer in the lab. Full simulation runs for 3,000 cycles and builds up a full spectral analysis of the device from a single run! This design was Optimized using Matlab’s Genetic Algorithm via FlexConnect.