Mentor Graphics Introduces Unique FloTHERM XT Technology for Electronics Cooling Simulation – from Concept to Verification

WILSONVILLE, Ore. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — March 18, 2013Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) today announced the FloTHERM® XT software that enables the industry’s first integrated MDA-EDA electronics cooling simulation solution—from conceptual through detailed design—to dramatically shorten the process. This solution addresses two of today’s trends which are electronic challenges and geometric complexity. The electronic challenges are driven by increasing speed, density, and power consumption of ICs, PCBs and electronic systems. The increasing geometric complexity is driven by decreasing size and the increased influence of industrial design which requires handling of complex shapes. The FloTHERM XT technology efficiently interconnects mechanical design automation (MDA) and electronic design automation (EDA) domains and addresses the needs of design engineers as well as thermal specialists.

This electronics cooling simulation solution enables earlier virtual prototyping, fewer design iterations, and advanced “what-if” analysis for improved product quality and faster time-to-market benefits. Key markets where the FloTHERM XT product can benefit design teams from components to systems of electronic applications are industries such as automotive, aerospace, telecommunications, computing, industrial automation and consumer electronics.

“In support of our design consultancy business, FloTHERM XT empowers us to perform thermal analysis throughout our client’s design process. We are now able to start optimizing designs from the early concept stage and, using the same data model, can continue to support our clients with increasing levels of sophistication and shape complexity as they progress onto the verification/prototype phase and prepare a fully vetted design ready for manufacturing,” said Guy Wagner, director, Electronic Cooling Solutions.

Combining the electronics cooling DNA from the Mentor Graphics® Corporation’s market-leading FloTHERM® thermal analysis software, and Concurrent Computational Fluid Dynamic (Concurrent CFD) technology from the FloEFD™ product, the FloTHERM XT solution offers the power and performance to solve complex electronics systems design problems. The product’s easy-to-use interface is fully configurable so new users can customize the functionality features on the screen, providing a scalable user experience that can be adapted as the needs of the design project change.

Imported or CAD-generated geometries work seamlessly with the FloTHERM XT’s SmartPart library of models, and automatic meshing and data convergence provide significant reduction in execution times. It also provides an easy and intuitive direct interface to enterprise platforms such as the market-leading Mentor Expedition® Enterprise solution. The direct integration of the FloTHERM XT product with PCB design flows will reduce time-consuming data translation and costly errors. As a result, FloTHERM XT is the only solution on the market that allows engineers to work effortlessly with geometry created in the MDA or EDA world.

“Our FloTHERM XT technology was developed to support today’s most innovative electronics components and systems,” stated Erich Buergel, general manager of Mentor Graphics Mechanical Analysis Division. “We have combined our best-in-class technologies from FloTHERM and FloEFD with an easy-to-use interface that will serve both the MDA and EDA worlds, and we believe FloTHERM XT will be a ‘game-changer’ in electronics cooling due to the ease with which MDA and EDA data can be used to create the single best design.”

The FloTHERM XT product is available for immediate shipment. Additional information can be found on the company website:

About Mentor Graphics

Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) is a world leader in electronic hardware and software design solutions, providing products, consulting services and award-winning support for the world’s most successful electronics and semiconductor companies. Established in 1981, the company reported revenues over the last 12 months of about $1,090 million. Corporate headquarters are located at 8005 S.W. Boeckman Road, Wilsonville, Oregon 97070-7777. World Wide Web site:

(Mentor Graphics, FloTHERM, and Expedition are registered trademarks and FloEFD is a trademark of Mentor Graphics Corporation. All other company or product names are the registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective owners.)


Mentor Graphics
Larry Toda, 503-685-1664
Email Contact
Suzanne Graham, 503-685-7789
Email Contact

Review Article Be the first to review this article


Featured Video
Peggy AycinenaWhat Would Joe Do?
by Peggy Aycinena
Acquiring Mentor: Four Good Ideas, One Great
More Editorial  
Manager, Field Applications Engineering for Real Intent at Sunnyvale, CA
Upcoming Events
SEMICON Europe at Grenoble France - Oct 25 - 27, 2016
ARM TechCon 2016 at Santa Clara Convention Center Santa Clara CA - Oct 25 - 27, 2016
Call For Proposals Now Open! at Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA California CA - Oct 25 - 27, 2016
DeviceWerx - 2016 at Green Valley Ranch Casino & Resort Las Vegas NV - Nov 3 - 4, 2016
S2C: FPGA Base prototyping- Download white paper

Internet Business Systems © 2016 Internet Business Systems, Inc.
595 Millich Dr., Suite 216, Campbell, CA 95008
+1 (408)-337-6870 — Contact Us, or visit our other sites:
AECCafe - Architectural Design and Engineering TechJobsCafe - Technical Jobs and Resumes GISCafe - Geographical Information Services  MCADCafe - Mechanical Design and Engineering ShareCG - Share Computer Graphic (CG) Animation, 3D Art and 3D Models
  Privacy Policy