Stellenbosch, South Africa & Darmstadt, Germany, April 14th, 2010, MAGUS (Pty) Ltd, CST - Computer Simulation Technology AG (CST), EMSS - EM Software & Systems-S.A. (Pty) Ltd announce the release of the second major version of Antenna Magus.
The number of antenna topologies in the Antenna Magus database has almost doubled since the release of version 1.0. There are now 113 popular antennas available to be designed for a wide variety of objective values. Some of the more popular additions are the bi-quad, the axial choke horn, the travelling wave waveguide slot array, various patch arrays, the Vivaldi and the probe fed cheese.
Computer Simulation Technology (CST) announces shipping of CST STUDIO SUITE™ version 2010 has commenced.
Engineers and researchers working with electromagnetic problems will benefit from CST’s latest software release, CST STUDIO SUITE version 2010 and its multitude of powerful new solver options, features and functionality. The extended range of solvers included in this release continues CST’s complete technology tradition. This offers different solution options within one design environment thus enabling a wide range of applications to be analyzed without leaving the familiar, easy-to-use CST interface.
CST MICROWAVE STUDIO® (CST MWS) now incorporates an asymptotic solver. This solver is based on the Shooting Bouncing Ray method, an extension to physical optics, and is capable of tackling simulations with an electric size of many thousands of wavelengths such as radar cross section analysis.
CST announces the introduction of CST MPHYSICS STUDIO™, a new product in CST STUDIO SUITE 2010, at EuMW, booth # 527.
In many branches of microwaves and RF engineering, the analysis required is not confined to the electromagnetic problem, particularly when dealing with high power applications. Both the temperature rise and resulting stress have to be considered in the design process since these may have major implications for the device’s performance.
The introduction of CST MPHYSICS STUDIO™ facilitates an integrated workflow in which the electromagnetic simulation calculated by CST MICROWAVE STUDIO® is just the starting point. The dielectric or conductive losses can be used for thermal analysis, which in turn is one of the possible sources of mechanical stress. The resulting deformation can then be subjected to sensitivity analysis.
The design of lightning protection systems (LPS) is a challenging task, particularly for a mobile Radar system. A detailed study of the current path resulting from a lightning strike through an external lightning protection system, and the induced currents in the system to be protected, enable a reliable design of all relevant parts.
Ing. Americo Dominicis of Selex-SI in collaboration with Prof. A.Orlandi of University of L’Aquila investigated the impact of a lightning strike on a mobile 3D radar using CST MICROWAVE STUDIO® (CST MWS).
San Francisco, July 27th 2009, Computer Simulation Technology (CST) announces the introduction of a new CST PCB STUDIO® solver module for Power Integrity analysis at DAC, booth #3155.
Engineers working on the design of power delivery networks will benefit from CST’s latest addition to CST STUDIO SUITE™. The new CST PCB STUDIO™ Power Integrity solver, based on a special 3D FEM approach, helps calculate accurate impedance profiles within a full 3D simulation, but in a fraction of the time required by traditional 3D solvers.
Boston, MA., June 9th 2009, Computer Simulation Technology (CST) announces new flexibility for customers interested in simulation acceleration at IEEE MTT-S IMS, booth # 2013.
Design engineers and researchers working in all areas of microwave and RF device R&D are constantly striving to shorten simulation times and therefore development cycles. To meet these demands, CST is researching new technologies to improve simulation performance: both methodological and the latest hardware technology. Today CST offers a multitude of simulation acceleration options such as multi CPU processing, GPU processing, cluster computing, and distributed computing to satisfy customer requirements. In order to secure customer investments as well as to facilitate the choice of the most effective acceleration solution for a given simulation model, CST is now introducing a token scheme which enables the versatile access to as well as the combination of different simulation acceleration options.
CST announces that the CST MICROWAVE STUDIO® frequency domain solver will feature 3rd order and mixed elements with the 2010 release.
Design engineers and researchers working on electrically small or resonant structures value the frequency domain solver of CST MICROWAVE STUDIO® as a well integrated alternative to the market leading time domain solver, and for cross verification purposes. The range of possible applications and users has now been enlarged.
With the introduction of the True Geometry Adaptation, a technique which improves the geometrical representation of a structure during the mesh adaptation process, in version 2009, CST reinforced its claim to technological leadership through a distinct and significant development. This technique overcomes an inherent accuracy problem of traditional FEM codes which refine the mesh but not the segmented geometry.
CST announces the introduction of a new CST MICROWAVE STUDIO® solver module for electrically large structures.
Engineers working on antenna placement, radar cross section simulation or other electrically large problems will benefit from CST’s newest addition to the CST MICROWAVE STUDIO® (CST MWS) solver family. The new CST MWS asymptotic solver targets a range of simulation model sizes beyond the reach of even the successful integral equation solver, i.e. much larger than 100 wavelengths.
Magus (Pty) Ltd., CST - Computer Simulation Technology AG (CST), EM Software & Systems-S.A. (Pty) Ltd. today announce the release of a new software product to accelerate the antenna design and modelling process.
Antenna Magus – the first antenna design tool of its kind – has a huge database of antennas that can be explored to find, design and export models of designed antennas to CST MICROWAVE STUDIO® and FEKO. It is expected that Antenna Magus will become an invaluable aid to antenna design engineers, to EMC engineers requiring antenna models and to system integrators who require antenna models for antenna placement studies.
Darmstadt, Germany April 16th 2009, CST - Computer Simulation Technology AG (CST), today announces that SimLab Software GmbH has become a 100% subsidiary company of CST AG. The acquisition of all outstanding shares followed the successful partnership and participation agreement signed in June 2007.
Design engineers interested in PCB and cable harness simulation will profit from this acquisition through full exploitation of synergies in product development and support. This step will accelerate the incorporation of SimLab’s cutting edge technology into CST’s design environment.
CST announces the integration of cable, PCB, and EMC/EMI simulation in CST STUDIO SUITE™ 2009 at DesignCon, booth # 315.
Design engineers and researchers working on the signal integrity of complex systems containing cables, PCBs, and fully three-dimensional passive components, will benefit from the latest release of CST STUDIO SUITE™. Highly specialized tools such as CST PCB STUDIO™ (CST PCBS) and CST CABLE STUDIO™ (CST CS) are used to study signal propagation on PCBs and cable harnesses, with high efficiency. These tools are part of CST DESIGN ENVIRONMENT™, which also provides access to the market leading time domain solver CST MICROWAVE STUDIO® (CST MWS), for the optimization of full 3D components with respect to signal integrity. The entire system can then be synthesized in CST DESIGN STUDIO™ (CST DS) which is also used to access and modify the individual components of the system.
CST announces keynote speaker for the European user group meeting, 16-18 March 2009.
Piermario Besso, Head of Antenna and Infrastructure Section, ESA-ESOC will be presenting "EM simulation challenges in the ESA space program".
Additionally, on Wednesday, 18th March, at the close of UGM, a tour of the ESA European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) will be offered (pre-registration required).
More information about the CST European user group meeting is available at http://www.cst.com/Content/Events/Details.aspx?eventId=1069.
CST's technical article "Electromagnetic Simulation Of Mobile Phone Antenna Performance" was (based on newsletter reader response) the #1 most popular download featured in an RF Globalnet newsletter in 2008.
Electromagnetic Simulation Of Mobile Phone Antenna Performance
By Omid Sotoudeh, Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications and Tilmann Wittig, CST GmbH
The telecommunications sector is making great advances aimed at delivering an even stream of high-tech devices, covering the significant consumer demands in this sector. Electromagnetic (EM) simulation is becoming an increasingly important tool in the design flow, not only at the antenna level but also at the phone and environmental levels. This article compares simulated results with measurements for several steps in the phone design chain.
Read the full article here: Electromagnetic Simulation Of Mobile Phone Antenna Performance
December 19th, 2008 Computer Simulation Technology (CST), Darmstadt, announces winners of
CST University Publication Award 2008.
The CST University Publication Award is an annual grant to university institutes and researchers for their work in the application of 3D EM field simulation. Now in this its fifth year, the quality of the publications was outstanding. Prerequisites for participation are that the papers are authored or co-authored by academic researchers, published either in scientific journals or conference proceedings, and the numerical results are entirely or in part obtained through simulation using CST software products.