Online Course: Introduction to Ansys HFSS for 3D Layout and ANSYS SIwave

November 12 and 13, 2020

This course provides training on two key components of the ANSYS suite of tools. The first half is focused on 3D structures in HFSS. It covers PCB layer stackup, ports, vias and simulation boundary extents, and performs finite element method analysis and post-processing. The second half of the course provides training on SIwave, useful to those studying interposers and RDLs and complex PCB to solve chip, package and board systems. SIwave training takes users through various types of signal integrity analyses using high-speed boards as examples.

Each attendee is expected to use their own laptop/workstation remotely.

Target Attendees

The prime target attendees are those who are interested in providing training and support other users in their research groups.


  • A background in high-frequency electromagnetics is an asset.
  • Familiar with transmission lines, differential pairs, cross talk, waveguides and S-parameters.
  • Attendees are to use their own laptop/workstation and internet connection.


Date Time Details
November 12 and 13, 2020 10:00 am to 6:00 pm EST

HFSS 3D Layout for PCB:

  • Module 1 – Introduction
  • Module 2 – Visibility and Viewing
  • Module 3 – Solvers and Meshing
  • Module 4 – Ports
  • Module 5 – Via Padstacks
  • Module 6 – Hierarchy
  • Module 7 – Parameterization

Available SIwave Materials – To be condensed into one day, instructor TBD:

  • Introduction to SIwave – Module 1.1 – Introduction to Ansys & SIwave
  • Introduction to SIwave – Module 1.2 – Import and Scans
  • Introduction to SIwave – Module 2.1 – Signal Integrity
  • Introduction to SIwave – Module 3.1 – Power Integrity
  • Introduction to SIwave – Module 3.2 – Component Configuration
  • SIwave Advanced – Module 6 – Chip-Package System Analysis – PSI/CPA/CPM


  1. Access instructions will be provided before the course.
  2. Course syllabus subject to change.

Pricing and Registration

Attendee Group Price Registration
Subscriber $200 Registration closed.
Non-subscriber $1000

Note: Registration closes one week before the course start date.

Equipment Requirements

The training will use the attendees’ laptops and internet connection. It is recommended to use a Windows host PC, preliminary instructions can be obtained from the Quick Start Guide: Installing ANSYS Electronics Desktop for Classroom via CADpass R20.


If you have any comments or questions regarding the course content or registration, please contact cad@cmc.ca.


Course cancellations must be received in writing at least one (1) week before the beginning date of the course in question to receive a full refund of the registration fee. A cancellation made after the deadline will not receive a refund. CMC Microsystems makes no commitments on refunds for travel or accommodations.  Registration closes one week before the start date.

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