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1 Sherlock and Abaqus October 16, 2014

2 The Industry Leader in Quality-Reliability-Durability
Who is DfR Solutions? The Industry Leader in Quality-Reliability-Durability of Electronics 50 Fastest Growing Companies in the Electronics Industry - Inc Magazine Best Design Verification Tool - Printed Circuit Design 2012 Global Technology Award Winner

3 Works with Customers Throughout the Product Life Cycle
Applied Research Simulation and Modeling ‘ilities’ (DfR, DfM, DfT, … DfX) Supplier Audits Qualification Test Plan Development Root-Cause Analysis Tech Insertion Design Supply Chain Test Warranty

4 What is Sherlock Sherlock is a CAE knowledge based program for Physics of Failure reliability and durability analysis on electronic equipment Sherlock simplifies model creation and analysis Eliminates the long, complicated, model creation process and the need for a PhD level expert in PoF, and FEA. The “Knowledge Based” features optimized for electronic components and materials includes customizable, preloaded libraries of: Component models, material properties, analysis wizards and environmental profiles for specific applications. Designed to be used to quickly create and perform PoF based reliability/durability simulations. 4 4

5 Sherlock Process Design Capture - provides the detailed inputs to the modeling software and calculation tools Life-Cycle Characterization - define the reliability/durability objectives and expected environmental & usage conditions (Field or Test) under which the device is required to operate Load Transformation - translates and distributes the environmental and operational loads across a circuit board to the individual parts PoF Durability/Reliability Analysis & Risk Assessment - calculates life expectations, reliability distributions & prioritizes risks by applying PoF algorithms to the virtual PCBA model created in steps 1, 2 & 3 5 5

6 Sherlock

7 Design Capture Import PCBA Layout, Import BOM Parts List
Gerber, ODB++, and other CAD formats. Import BOM Parts List Correlated supplier component part # and industry/JEDEC package styles to auto link component to Sherlock’s libraries of component geometry and material properties to the individual parts locations mounted on the PCB to create the computer models for the life assessment. Define PCB Laminate & Layers to Calculate Substrate Performance Automated Abaqus model generation 7 7

8 Design Capture Component locations from pick and place data

9 Design Capture Drill holes

10 Design Capture

11 Design Capture Laminate Library
Defines 48 Categories Of Material Properties And Characteristics For 319 Circuit Board Laminates Materials From 20 Global Producers. New Entries Can Be Added When New Laminate Materials Are Introduced to the Market.

12 Design Capture Stackup information

13 Boundary Conditions Sherlock has predefined boundary conditions that are typically used for printed circuit boards

14 Life Cycle Reliability Goals Phases Stresses

15 Loading Multi-Axis shock and vibration Static Modal Dynamic
Force Displacements Modal Dynamic Harmonic Random Transient Dynamic Mechanical Shock

16 Loading Multi-Axis Shock and Vibration Loads
User can specify load direction and/or PCB orientation User can specify uni-axial or tri-axial harmonic profiles 16 16

17 Abaqus Integration Mode 1: Sherlock manages all FEA processing
Electronic Design Files Life Cycle Conditions 3D Model / Analysis Steps Pre-Processing Sherlock Design Analysis FEA Tool Abaqus Model Results Script Parts Packages Materials Sherlock Data Store Reliability Results 3D Model / Disp Results / Strain Results Post-Processing Sherlock Failure Analysis Mode 1: Sherlock manages all FEA processing Mode 2: Export model from Sherlock to Abaqus Mode 3: Import Abaqus FEA results into Sherlock for reliability analysis 17 17

18 Mode 1 Transparent to the user
Sherlock forms the input deck for Abaqus and runs the simulation with the Abaqus solver Sherlock automatically post processes the results and generates the reliability metrics

19 Mode 1 Sherlock generated results Static displacement

20 Mode 1 Sherlock generated results Random Vibration fatigue

21 Mode 2 Automatic Python script generated models for Abaqus CAE
Geometric based All material properties assigned Contact interactions formed Boundary conditions Analysis steps Results need to be imported into Sherlock for reliability assessment

22 Mode 3 Model generated by Sherlock and modified and run in Abaqus CAE
Mechanical parts added, mesh changed, etc..

23 Mode 3

24 Mode 3

25 Mode 3 Power supply model, potting added and assessment of lead stresses using Abaqus

26 PCB Layer Modeling Sherlock contains FEA tools to speed Abaqus model development Two general techniques Geometric layer modeling Sherlock generates a Python script which converts the PCB plot layers into geometry Mosaic technique Sherlock generates an input deck with material properties assigned to the mesh

27 Script Based Material properties assigned to copper and resin areas
Best suited for generating detailed package models for investigating package CTE issues with Abaqus

28 Mosaic Orphan mesh Material properties computed for each element based on amount of copper and resin within the element

29 Mosaic Multiple techniques available for PCB models

30 Multiple levels of interaction
Sherlock leverages the power of Abaqus to greatly speed up the mechanical and the reliability analysis of electronic assemblies Multiple levels of interaction Provides additional tools to develop detailed models Models can be generated in minutes verses days Material properties and interactions assigned

31 Questions?? Thank you! Nathan Blattau 1-301-640-5821

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