New Functionality in Version 4.2a

  • Matrix evaluation directly in tables for lumped parameters such as capacitance, inductance, impedance, and admittance.
  • Small-signal analysis with automated differential inductance computations (also available for other lumped parameters).

Backward Compatibility vs. Version 3.5a

Change in Dependent Variables

Version 4 has a comprehensive set of inductive formulations based on the magnetic vector potential. These cover all modeling situations except for situations with strongly nonlinear conductivity (superconductors) for which magnetic field H-based formulations are more suitable.

The 2D formulations based on the magnetic field H as dependent variable in version 3.5a are not yet included in version 4.1. A full set (3D, 2D and 2D axisymmetry) of H based formulations is planned for a future release.

Models created in version 3.5a that are built using an H based formulation will not include any physics interface settings when opened in version 4.1. Geometrical data and definitions (constants and expressions) will be imported and the physics can manually be added using the (vector potential based) Magnetic Fields physics interface.

Pair Boundary Conditions

The Contact Resistance, Transition, and Perfect Magnetic Conductor boundary conditions are not yet available as assembly Pair boundary conditions.

A new set of slit-based, discontinuous boundary conditions, which does not require assemblies is introduced in version 4. In most models, this can replace the assembly pair boundary condition.