Wire Harness Simulation and Analysis Techniques 2000-01-1293
An increasingly important, yet often underestimated task of modern vehicle design is the system interconnect, commonly known as the wire harness. The continual increase in on–board vehicle electronics is causing an exponential expansion in wire harness complexity. To meet these challenges, software tools have been developed to assist the harness designer in the various tasks from system partitioning to signal integrity analysis. This paper will discuss the key problem areas of the wire harness design, along with the design and analysis capabilities of the SaberHarness™ tool suite.