Compal Electronics and Ansys Boost 5G Laptop Product Development

Electromagnetic simulation solutions and automated analysis reduce time-to-market for 5G-enabled laptops.

Electromagnetic simulation solutions and automated analysis reduce time-to-market for 5G-enabled laptops.

Simulation localized power density at 28GHz by Ansys HFSS. Image courtesy of Ansys.


Compal Electronics is using Ansys to automate simulation data processing to accelerate research and development (R&D) cycles for its 5G laptops. Eliminating the gap between simulation and data analysis through automation, Compal and Ansys are minimizing reporting time required for certifications to bring 5G laptops to consumers.

Compal, an original design manufacturer, is bringing 5G millimeter wave antenna modules to its computer products. Before the products are available for consumers, manufacturers must provide analysis reports that meet stringent international compliance requirements. Compal is using Ansys to expedite this process—adopting its automated simulation and analysis process to access, analyze and understand information required for reporting in mere days, such as electromagnetic field distributions.

Ansys empowered Compal to obtain a certification from the Federal Communications Commission for its 5G millimeter-wave laptop this year. The certification enables clients of Compal to market and sell its laptop in the U.S.

“Working with novel technology, such as 5G, presents new engineering challenges,” say Andy Lee, senior vice president of PC R&D and Jerry Pan, head of R&D and engineering at Compal Electronics in a joint statement. “It also presents new opportunities to refine processes. Our collaboration with Ansys enables our engineers to dedicate their time to bringing the best possible 5G laptop to consumers faster than our peers.”

Compal also leverages Ansys' flagship HFSS 3D electromagnetic simulation software to design and simulate 5G antennas within a device, where package interactions can change the radiated emissions. This allows Compal engineers to conduct extensive multiphysics analysis for pre-compliance testing, leading to reduced product testing time and faster validations and certifications.

“Access to the most advanced solutions is imperative for shortening the R&D process and time-to-market,” says Shane Emswiler, senior vice president and general manager at Ansys. “From developing 5G antennas to expediting regulatory compliance to reducing data processing time, Ansys simulation solutions are critical to ushering in the 5G era.”

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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