Case study

Using simulation and modeling for medical radio frequency design

A study demonstrating the benefits of simulation over prototyping

Author: Enrico Denna, Hardware Engineering Manager at Flex

In a world driven by advancing technology and user expectations, medical devices are rapidly embracing connectivity as an essential feature. This case study delves into the pivotal role of simulation and modeling in the realm of medical radio frequency (RF) design. Traditionally, design iterations and prototyping have been resource-intensive processes, both in terms of time and cost. However, simulation, exemplified by Ansys HFSS, offers a transformative approach.

By harnessing the power of simulation, designers can swiftly navigate complex challenges, predict RF performance, optimize antenna design, and even model interactions with the human body. This efficient approach drastically reduces the need for multiple physical prototypes and external lab testing. Moreover, it fosters a deeper understanding among designers, elevating their expertise.

As medical devices continue to evolve in an increasingly connected world, simulation emerges as an indispensable tool, enhancing design precision, streamlining development, and ultimately delivering more sophisticated and customer-centric products.

Source: Newsletter EnginSoft Year 18 n°2