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Who Discovered the Integrated Circuit?

May 7, 2020

Like many of the world’s greatest innovations, credit for developing the integrated circuit is shared by many names, including Geoffrey Dummer, Jack Kilby, and Robert Noyce.

6 Ways Engineers Are Using Simulation to Help the Environment

April 22, 2020

Energy-efficient buildings and appliances. Safe nuclear waste storage. Well-preserved freshwater lakes. These are just a few examples of how simulation is being used to help the environment.

Measuring the SAR of a Human Head Next to a Wi-Fi Antenna

April 16, 2020

Many wireless devices include antennas that expose consumers to RF energy. Designers of these devices need to understand the health implications caused by electromagnetic exposure, such as SAR.

Modeling the Scattering of Light Off of an Object on a Substrate

April 14, 2020

A common modeling scenario in wave electromagnetics: computing the scattering of light off of a structure patterned on top of a uniform dielectric substrate.

How Do I Use Gauge Fixing in COMSOL Multiphysics®?

April 2, 2020

Here’s your guide to using gauge fixing in your electromagnetics simulations in COMSOL Multiphysics®, from determining if it is necessary to imposing current conservation.

What Is Gauge Fixing? A Theoretical Introduction

March 24, 2020

Investigate the consequences of Helmholtz’s theorem when applied to Maxwell’s equations, and when using scalar and vector potentials to represent physical fields.

Modeling a Pacemaker Electrode in COMSOL Multiphysics®

March 19, 2020

What happens when the heart doesn’t pump the way it should? Pacemakers maintain the heart rate by monitoring natural electrical signals. Pacemaker electrodes are a key part of these devices.

How to Perform Lens Simulations Using the Wave Optics Module

February 19, 2020

Lens simulations in wave optics can be difficult to perform, as they usually require a lot of mesh elements. Learn how to sidestep this issue using the functionality of the Wave Optics Module.