Thermal simulation of PCBs doesn't have to be hard

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PICLS Lite is an incredibly simple to use free thermal simulation tool for electronic circuit boards, produced by the team behind leading electronics thermal simulation software, Cradle CFD. It greatly accelerates the conceptual design process for electrical products by enabling any designer to validate the thermal design of a Printed Circuit Board (PCB) before it is prototyped with no simulation expertise.

With PICLS Lite you can easily progress your PCB from conceptual design to mechanical design and kick-start development.

Once you're done - export your mechanical design for full CFD and thermal simulation.


It's easy - no training required

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PICLS Lite helps any designer easily perform thermal simulation of PCBs.

Even if you are unfamiliar with thermal design simulation, it’s possible to quickly & easily obtain insightful information about thermal performance, with minimum stress.



It speaks your language

You can import PCB designs from electronics computer aided design (ECAD) software and quickly build a thermal model through simple and quick operations in 2D.

Whether starting fresh or importing a design, you can work just as you would in ECAD, using intuitive layers and PCB manipulation tools.



It provides instant results

Using its ECAD-style interface, you can move components around, edit wires and design thermal vias across layers. It’s easy to adjust heat sinks and even forced convection. You don’t need to configure complex simulations and it runs instantly – just tweak and see the resulting effect on your thermal design until you are satisfied.

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It works seamlessly with advanced simulation

PICLS Lite will do everything you need for conceptual design and simpler projects. When you need to develop your product further, PICLS Lite data can be exported seamlessly to advanced thermal simulation and fluid dynamics tools such as Cradle scSTREAM or HeatDesigner for detailed analyses.



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PICLS Lite is available free of charge – just fill out form on right and get started in minutes.