Application Note

Optimizing the Performance of a Tire Pressure Monitoring System With NI AWR Software

Automobile safety concerns are increasing worldwide and a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) has been developed as a very effective way of reducing single car accidents caused by insufficient tire pressure. As the performance demands on car electronics increase, integrated design environment tools can enable more efficient and robust designs. This application note describes how Sensata Technologies used NI AWR software, inclusive of Microwave Office circuit design software, AXIEM 3D planar electromagnetic (EM) simulator, and Analyst™ 3D finite element method (FEM) simulator, to enhance the design process and optimize the performance of their TPMS.