For Immediate Release
Hanover NH: Daat Research Corp. has released Coolit v. 3.00,
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software for thermal analysis of electronic equipment.
Coolit, which operates under Microsoft Windows 95 and NT on PCs, can predict airflow and
heat transfer in packaged electronic equipment. Coolits introduction, two years ago,
set new standards for ease-of-use for CFD software. Now thanks to Coolit, the powerful CFD
technology, once the prerogative of "rocket scientists", is readily accessible
for designers of electronics products. The new release of the software substantially
advances this standard by further reducing problem set-up time and lowering the overhead
associated with mastering the software. Designed for engineers who need to solve
real-world electronic cooling problems but who do not have a lot of time to learn
software, Coolit brings state-of-the-art CFD tools to the desktop. If ease-of-use means
getting your products designed and manufactured reliably and on schedule then Coolit
provides solutions on which you can depend.
Compared to previous versions, the new release provides:
1. Greatly enhanced versatility in the creation and placement of components:
Interactive creation of components and objects using both the mouse and
tabular input. Components can be sized with the mouse. Components and objects can now be
created separately to be later placed in Enclosure (as in the current version) or directly
inside the Enclosure. You can now intersect components in Enclosure.
2. Hierarchical Model Creation
Components and complex objects assembled into a new object retain their
individuality. Thus, for example, you can add a pin fin heat sink to a chip to create a
chip assembly. You can later detach the heat sink as a whole.
3. "Drilling" feature
Placing an Open or a Fan component on an impermeable component such as
Solid Block will automatically drill a hole in the Solid Block.
4. Improved Automatic Grid Generation
The automatically generated grid is be significantly improved as is the
user interface to edit the grid. For example, now to add (remove) a grid line you have to
select the place, click the right mouse button and press Add (Remove), for each grid line.
The new version lets you keep on adding (removing) lines by simply pointing and
pressing the left mouse button.
5. Much improved Baffle component
Baffle is now a component that can be interactively rotated in
Enclosure and can be placed at any angle.
6. Parametric Design Tools
Complex objects now have parameters attached to them that allow easy
re-design by simply changing the parameters. For example, without removing the pin fin
heat sink from Enclosure, you can simply change the pitch or pin height of all the pins,
by adjusting the appropriate parameter.
7. Enhanced Component Snapping and Alignment
8. Add new circular cylinder and general polygonal extrusion components.
Dr. Arik Dvinsky, president of Daat Research, notes that, "As
electronic products continue to shrink in size and increase in power, adequate thermal
management has become an important element in product reliability. Software modeling of
alternative designs reduces the time and effort invested in prototype building and
testing, contributes to improved design, and helps optimize component characteristics and
layout. Companies using software modeling tools such as Coolit, can take products from
design to production in less time, and attain greater product reliability more cost
Coolits design is optimized for ease of use and fast evaluation
of what if scenarios. It provides a tightly integrated software environment
allowing engineers to easily setup, compute and analyze design problems using point and
click methodology. Coolits object-based graphical user interface provides
interactive tools to create, assemble and package electronic components. Once the geometry
of a problem is set up (or imported from a CAD application), the solution is computed by
simply pressing the GO button - the finite volume grids and the solver are set up
automatically. Of course, controls are available for expert users. The program displays
results using a fully interactive graphics window. On-screen rotation, zoom in/out,
movement and creation of new cross sections are controlled by point and click to easily
identify problem areas. Live animation of the flow with simultaneous zoom in and rotation,
further helps the design process.
Daat Researchs Coolit is the first and only CFD software package
written and optimized specifically for electronics cooling applications and for
Microsofts Windows. The result is a product that is readily usable on inexpensive
desktop PCs, requires little time to learn, and produces accurate and reliable results.
"Coolits main strength," Dr. Dvinsky added, "is that it enables
engineers to quickly optimize the size, characteristics, and placement of critical
components by what if design iterations." For example, an engineer using
Coolit can setup and solve a 50,000 cell model of a desktop computer from scratch in less
than an hour on a Pentium II 300 PC. A what if iteration of that design may
take as little as five minutes to re-compute and display the results.
Daat Research was founded in 1992. In addition to developing Coolit,
Daat Research has built a successful CFD consulting practice serving industry and
government. Projects involve the development of advanced computer models for simulating
fluid flow, heat and mass transfer, and related areas. Daat Research also offers
customized solutions based upon Coolit.
For more information, contact Daat Research Corporation at
603-448-1302, fax 603-448-2941; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; and visit our Web site at
http:\\www.daat.com. Mail address is P.O. Box 5484, Hanover, NH 03755.
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For more information and to arrange a demonstration and interview, please contact Steve
Rozov at 603 448-1302.
Coolit is a registered trademark of Daat Research Corp, of Hanover, NH.