Balaji Siva Prasad Emandi, Corporate Application Engineer, Synopsys
12/5/2017 00:00 AM EST
Design optimization through an analytical approach using numerical algorithms helps engineers to develop optimal designs through simulation.
The recent trend in system design is increasing number of subsystems to achieve several functions with uncompromised quality. The industry calls for optimized designs, be it for efficiency, size, weight, or noise emissions. For example, in the design of a switching power supply, the filter component values are calculated based on the worst case values of voltages and currents. The other variables of the filters are also considered with significant margins. So, the product can be bigger in size, heavier in weight and costlier too. This is just a simple example used to understand the purpose of design optimization.
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